Live Webinar for Pediatric Therapists. Complete Both Sessions for 14 Contact Hours (1.4 CEUs)
May 16 and 17, 2024
8:40 am EST • 7:40 am CST • 6:40 am MST • 5:40 am PST (US)
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Challenges with infants and children demonstrating complex swallowing and feeding disorders are addressed in a holistic evidence-based framework that considers interrelating systems. Populations range from newborn infants in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) through children in school based & rehabilitation settings. Problem solving/intervention will be addressed through lecture, videos, and case analyses. Functional outcomes are emphasized through targeted intervention strategies based on sensorimotor learning principles and consideration of neural plasticity. Problem areas include: airway (e.g., laryngomalacia, laryngeal cleft, vocal fold paralysis, tracheostomy/ventilator); GI tract (e.g., gastroesophageal reflux, eosinophilic esophagitis); nutrition/hydration; advancing feeding in NICU and beyond to include tongue & lip tie; tube feeding & weaning; barriers to oral feeding & intervention strategies with; picky/finicky eaters. Discussions will include the urgent need for specific measurable outcomes and pros/cons for varied frequency and intensity of direct and indirect interventions/therapies.
- Apply knowledge of airway deficits for management decisions with infants and children who demonstrate oropharyngeal dysphagia
- Identify barriers to successful oral feeding (e.g., nutrition, GI tract, and neurologic conditions)
- Determine primary factors necessary to advance oral feeding for infants in NICU with primary caregivers actively involved
- Demonstrate strategies for advancing oral feeding with tube feeding
- Implement intervention strategies for picky eaters/children on autism spectrum with a range of sensory and behavior principles
- Determine strategies to measure intervention/treatment outcomes by time, frequency, and intensity
Professionals involved in feeding and swallowing assessment and intervention in infants and children, to include speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, occupational therapist assistants, physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, dietitians, psychologists, nurses, physicians, and social workers.
Age and Patient Populations: Infants through school age children with a wide range of etiologies for feeding and swallowing problems.
Joan Arvedson PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S is internationally renowned for her pioneering research, instruction, and clinical work with infants and children who have feeding/swallowing disorders. She has been Program Coordinator of Feeding and Swallowing Services at Children’s Wisconsin. She is Clinical Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin - Milwaukee. She is recipient of Honors of the American Speech-Language- Hearing Association, ASHA’s highest distinction, ASHA Fellow, WSHA Lifetime Achievement Award, to name a few awards of distinction. Her leadership, clinical acumen, and research united therapeutic and medical/surgical disciplines. She has given more than 100 presentations at ASHA conventions, state conventions and national conferences, as well as international lectures/seminars in 64 countries.
Financial Disclosures: Joan Arvedson receives an honorarium from Education Resources for this course.
Non-Financial Disclosures: Joan Arvedson serves on committees for DRS and SENTAC.
Joan Arvedson is such a wealth of knowledge! She spoke for almost 16 hours in the course of 2 full days and the information and teaching that she provided was astounding. I am thrilled that I had such a phenomenal instructor to learn from. -Marcy K., MA, CCC-SLP
This course was very informative and provides fantastic information on how various birth and medical conditions impact children's ability to swallow and eat foods, as well as considerations for relationships with eating. -Katelynn L., OTR
Dr. Arvedson showed her vast knowledge and provided clinical examples throughout the course. She took time to answer questions and had helpful videos to support with evidence to enhance the learning. -Julie W., OTR
Dr. Arvedson is an expert clinician with so much knowledge to share. As an OT, I appreciate how she values the importance of sensory and motor issues that may impact a patient's ability to successfully and safely participate in feeding activities. Her passion for feeding and swallowing is evident in everything that she does! -Adriana H., OTR
As an occupational therapist, it is very difficult to find a course that teaches several different methods of evaluation and treatment for feeding and swallowing disorders. Dr. Arvedson did an amazing job brining different presentation methods to offer ways to evaluate and treat feeding disorders. I would recommend this course to any therapist who is interested in learning about feeding and swallowing difficulties. -Shahnoor D., OT
Dr. Arvedson is extremely interesting and provides excellent case studies that are relevant to her topics. She is highly knowledgeable and provides a lot of functional informationI highly recommend this course! -Jennifer S., SLP
Dr. Arvedson was an extremely brilliant speaker. She presented this information in a professional way but made it easy for the entire audience to understandI will definitely look forward to taking another course from her. -Angelia B., SLP
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This course meets the criteria for 14 contact hours (1.4 CEUs) Intermediate Level.
Education Resources Inc. is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Provider #3043. This Distance Learning-Interactive course is offered at 14 contact hours 1.4 CEUs. Intermediate level, OT Service Delivery. AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures.
This course can be used toward your NBCOT renewal requirements for 14 units.
Approved provider of the FL Board of Occupational Therapy-CE Broker – 16.5 hrs. This course meets the approval of the TX Board of OT Examiners.
ASHA CE Provider (Intermediate level) 1.4 ASHA CEUs. ASHA CE Provider approval and use of the Brand Block does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products, or clinical procedures.
ASHA credits are accepted by the TX Department of License and Renewal.
Application has been made to Illinois EI Training Program.
Approved sponsor by the State of IL Department of Financial and Professional Regulation for Physical Therapy for 16.5 contact hours. Approved provider by the NY State Board of Physical Therapy for 16.5 contact hours (1.65 CEUs).
Education Resources, Inc. is an approved provider for Physical Therapy CEUs in the following states: CA, KY, OK and TX.
The following state boards of physical therapy accept other states’ approval: AK, AR, AZ, DC, DE, GA, HI, ID, IN, KS, MA, MI, MO, MS, NC, OR, PA, RI, SC, UT, VA, VT, WI, WY. The following state boards of physical therapy either do not require course pre-approval or do not require CEUs for re-licensure: AL, CO, CT, IA, ME, MT, NE, ND, NH, SD, WA.
12 hours of this course qualify towards the discipline-specific hours for the 20-hour requirement for NDTA re-certification. They do NOT qualify towards the 8-hour NDTA Instructor requirement for re-certification.
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