Pediatric Feeding CEU Courses for Occupational Therapists, Speech-Language Pathologists, and Physical Therapists

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Education Resources offers evidence-based, clinically relevant continuing education unit (CEU) courses to help the feeding therapy team; SLPs, Dietitians, PTs, Lactation Consultants, OTs, Neonatal Therapists, Nurses, Social Workers and Psychologists identify and treat feeding disorders, to improve outcomes for their patients.

Our live feeding webinars are taught by distinguished internationally renowned faculty who are experts in their field teaching effective interventions and assessment techniques for a wide range of disorders and challenges including pediatric feeding disorders (treatment, management, supporting and facilitating feeding transitions, diet advancement etc.), swallowing disorders, oral motor challenges,  cardiac and respiratory function, oral hypersensitivity, anxiety, neuromuscular impairments, postural stability, sensory/motor challenges, behavioral/learning, picky eating, lip/tongue tie, infant and neonate challenges, tube feeding/weaning and others.


NEW Birth to Three Conference!


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Save the date for March 20 and 21, 2025! ERI is hosting its 2nd Annual virtual Birth to Three Conference  that will be geared towards Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists, Special Educators, Assistants and more who work in a variety of pediatric settings including early intervention, hospital inpatient and outpatient, outpatient private practice, rehab, home care, or specialty clinic and want to advance their hands-on skills and strategies when treating the birth to 3 population.


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LIVE Webinars

NEW dates, topics, and speakers being added

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feeding and swallowing and torticollisNEW! Torticollis – Beyond the Basics: Improving Postural Alignment, Motor Skills and Feeding Outcomes Through a Multi-Disciplinary Lens
Anais Villaluna, MS, CCC-SLP, CLC, Dana Kizer, MS, OTR/L, BCP, and Trisha Thorne, PT, DPT, PCS, c/NDT, CNT, NTMCT

Learn important considerations and strategies beyond the basics to utilize when providing intervention to infants and children with torticollis. By learning to think critically using a multidisciplinary lens, therapists will be better equipped to provide effective assessment and interventions in the areas of developmental milestones, posture, fine/gross motor development and feeding & swallowing skills.

Treatment Strategies for the Improvement of Oral, Pharyngeal, Feeding/Swallowing, and Respiratory Coordination Function: The Child with Neuromuscular Involvement
Rona Alexander, CCC-SLP, PhD, BCS-s, C/NDT

This engaging course delivers a wealth of information on assessment and treatments that focus on the trunk, respiration, swallowing skills, and oral motor functioning, as well as mealtime strategies to improve feeding in infants and children with neuromuscular impairments.

Advanced Clinical Problem Solving: Feeding, Swallowing and Respiratory Coordination in Children with Neuromuscular Involvement
Rona Alexander, CCC-SLP, PhD, BCS-s, C/NDT

Expand and apply advanced clinical problem-solving skills to evaluating and developing the plan of care for children with neuromuscular impairments including problems in feeding, swallowing, and respiratory coordination function

baby eating green food with a spoonChallenges and Solutions for Infants and Children with Complex Feeding and Swallowing Disorders
Joan Arvedson, CCC-SLP, PhD, BCW-S

Feeding and swallowing disorders can be challenging. This engaging course teaches participants problem-solving skills to treat children and infants who have complex feeding disorders, including difficulties with airways, GI tract, nutrition, hydration, advancing feeding, tube feeding/weaning, lip/tongue tie, barriers to oral feeding, and ways to overcome picky eating habits, thus, improving functional outcomes

Feeding and Swallowing Disorders in Infancy: Assessment and Management
Robin Glass, OTR, MS and Lynn Wolf, OTR, MOT, IBCLC

Participants will learn to assess infants as well as strategies to treat swallowing dysfunction, respiration and flow issues, complications with down syndrome, and transitions from tube to oral feeding. The course will also address foundational feeding skills, breastfeeding issues, and gastroesophageal reflux.

Feeding and Swallowing Disorders in Infancy: Implications for Breast and Bottle Feeding
Robin Glass, OTR, MS and Lynn Wolf, OTR, MOT, IBCLC

NEW! Feeding Challenges in Infants, Toddlers and Beyond: Learn Critical Thinking Skills to Safely Manage Difficult Feeding and Swallowing Cases – The BRIDGE Approach
Dana Kizer, OT and Anais Villaluna, SLP

Learn tools and strategies to guide your clinical decision-making process for assessment and treatment of a child with complex feeding issues. Pediatric dysphagia presents many challenges as multiple developmental and physiological factors impact the ability to eat or drink safely and efficiently. BRIDGE provides a multifaceted, collaborative assessment and treatment approach that provides therapists with the tools to think critically when working through difficult cases.


NEW! Torticollis – Beyond the Basics: Improving Postural Alignment, Motor Skills and Feeding Outcomes Through a Multi-Disciplinary Lens
Dana Kizer, OT, Anais Villaluna, SLP and Trisha Thorne, PT

Learn important considerations and strategies beyond the basics to utilize when providing intervention to infants and children with torticollis. By learning to think critically using a multidisciplinary lens, therapists will be better equipped to provide effective assessment and interventions.


Advanced Practice for the Complex Neonate: Strategies for Success in the NICU, PICU and SICU

Learn in-depth knowledge of the developmental consequences and physiologic obstacles for infants born with Cardiac, Respiratory and/or Neurologic Diagnoses. Application of advanced critical thinking skills will be a strong focus. Topics approached from a neuroprotective framework will include handling, positioning, oral care, feeding/swallowing and sensory processing. Videos and real-life experience will make this course engaging, interactive and functional.

Baby Beats and Breaths :
Therapeutic Interventions for the Premature Infant with Cardiopulmonary Compromise

Holly Schifsky, OTR/L, CNT, NTMTC, CBIS

Learn advanced critical reasoning skills and movement analysis skills (via lab time and video presentations) to assess breathing patterns, facilitation techniques to support trunk development, positioning strategies to support chest wall development, and feeding techniques to maximize postural control

Babies’ Bodies and Brains: Multi-System Assessment and Treatment of the Premature/Medically Complex Infant for the Rehabilitation Professional
Holly Schifsky, OTR/L, CNT, NTMTC, CBIS

Building on “Baby Beats and Breaths”, advance your knowledge further to learn a systems-based approach to assessing and treating the premature/medically complex infant in the NICU/PICU setting to advance motor and feeding skills.

Breathe, Baby Breathe: Developmental Interventions for Infants with Tracheostomy Tubes
Holly Schifsky, OTR/L, CNT, NTMTC, CBIS

Advance your assessment, treatment, and outcomes for infants requiring a tracheostomy tube and/or ventilator.

NEW! Feeding Tiny Humans: Strategies for “Typical” to Troubled Premature and Medically Complex Babies
Shanna Semmler OTD, OTR/L, CNT, NTMTC 

Learn to evaluate infant feeding performance and provide evidence-supported interventions to maximize infants’ outcomes. Diagnostic tools, cervical auscultation, modified barium swallow studies, the International Dysphagia Diet Standardization Initiative, oral motor assessment and interventions to support infant feeding in the NICU will be discussed including how to support team members in providing best practice care.

Practical Strategies for Treating Complex Pediatric Feeding Disorders: Treating the Whole ChildAssessment and Treatment of Complex Feeding Disorders: Assessing and Treating The Whole Child Mary Tarbell-Bickley, CCC-SLP, M.Ed

A holistic treatment approach for challenging feeding disorders that are characteristically seen with tube dependency, oral inexperience, severe oral hypersensitivity, rigid eating patterns, and difficulty transitioning to table foods


When Children Won’t Eat: Picky Eaters vs. Problem Feeders. Assessment and Treatment Using the SOS Approach to Feeding
Kay Toomey, Psychologist, PhD and Susan Kniffen, OTR/L, MS and Deborah Lagerborg, CCC-SLP

Learn to recognize the major causes resulting in children’s feeding issues, and create and implement a comprehensive treatment plan to help young children who struggle during mealtime.

What Are Pediatric Feeding Courses for Therapists?

Feeding is one of the most complex tasks an infant will complete in the first few weeks of life. A single swallow requires muscles and cranial nerves to work together to move food and liquid through the body. When one or more elements are not in alignment, it can induce a pediatric feeding disorder, which may cause a child or infant to experience difficulty eating or drinking. 

For children with a pediatric feeding disorder, every piece of food can be a challenge, leading to decreased nutrition levels and negative impacts on their growth and development. ERI offers pediatric feeding courses that use evidence-based practices to give therapists the knowledge to evaluate and treat infants and children who show signs of a pediatric feeding disorder. 

Improve Your Patients’ Eating Experiences With Pediatric Feeding CEUs

Our continuing education courses can help you gain the knowledge and credentials to improve patient care. We pack each course with practical solutions and hands-on learning opportunities for participants to create accurate and effective solutions for even the most complex cases. Some additional benefits of our pediatric feeding CEUs are:

  • Maintaining your certification and license: Many boards require feeding therapy teams to complete continuing education courses to renew their certification or license. By completing our CEUs in a convenient online format, you can continue to provide exceptional care while taking courses on your own time. 
  • Staying updated on the latest knowledge: Our CEU courses feature the latest information in pediatric feeding research, technology and practices so you can stay up-to-date on how to provide the best possible patient care. Whether you are looking to learn new skills or refine an existing skillset, our courses will give you the knowledge you use current best practices. 
  • Receiving a specialization certification: Many specialty certifications require participants to complete CEU courses. We offer courses that cover various topics, allowing you to learn more about your field and area of specialization within the same online platform. 

Register for One of Our Courses Today

Whether you are working in a hospital, NICU or have a private practice, ERI offers a wide variety of pediatric feeding CEUs to fit your needs. Our courses are engaging and allow clinicians to connect with pediatric feeding specialists. Throughout our courses, you will also receive many informative guides and other educational resources you will reference again and again in your daily practice. To learn more or register for a course, please contact us today!

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