Solving Complex Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing Problems (Intermediate-Advanced)

Course Description:

This course will focus on clinical evaluation and decision making for a variety of etiologies that underlie pediatric dysphagia. Through case analysis participants will develop a toolkit of intervention strategies for complex issues including: medically fragile infants and children, picky eaters, children with gastroesophageal reflux, children with G-tubes and others. Special topics include airway stability as a basis for oral feeding, clinical and instrumental evaluations for decision-making in neurologic swallow problems, assessing atypical swallow problems and treatments and identifying the barriers to successful oral feeding.

Participants will be able to apply course learning immediately to:

Assess and make management decisions on neurologic and atypical swallow problems
Apply strategies for facilitating oral feeding in pre-term and other high-risk infants and advancing oral feeding in tube feeders
Identify and modify barriers to successful oral feeding (GI tract, allergy, nutritional issues)
Implement sensory/behavioral strategies for working with picky eaters

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What others are saying:
Joan Arvedson is a wonderful presenter/teacher. She is truly a clinicians clinician with her functional, whole child approach. What a wealth of experience and information! Leticia McAfee, SLP

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 Dharamsi, 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 Stein, 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 Brown, SLP


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Session 1 April 14-15, 2018
Richland, WA (Map)

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Session 2 October 5-6, 2018
Naperville, IL (Map)

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