Focusing on the treatment of patients recovering from mild to moderate TBI, this course teaches therapists practical assessments, strategies, and treatments in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Discussion will include treatment of symptoms including fatigue, visual processing, balance, functional mobility, executive function, and emotional regulation.
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Challenges with infants and children demonstrating complex feeding and swallowing disorders are addressed in a holistic evidence based framework that takes into account interrelating systems. Populations range from newborn infants in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) through children in school based & rehabilitation settings. Problem solving will be addressed through lecture, videos, and case analyses. Functional outcomes are emphasized through targeted strategies based on sensorimotor learning principles and neural plasticity. Problem areas include: airway (e.g., laryngomalacia, laryngeal cleft, vocal fold paralysis, tracheostomy/ventilator); GI tract (e.g., gastroesophageal reflux and eosinophilic esophagitis); nutrition/hydration; advancing feeding in NICU and beyond to include tongue & lip tie; tube feeding & weaning; barriers to oral feeding & ways to overcome; picky/finicky eaters. Discussions will include the urgent need for specific outcomes and possible measures of frequency and intensity of direct and indirect interventions.
Participants will be able to apply course learning immediately to:
- Apply knowledge of airway problems to make management decisions for infants and children with oropharyngeal dysphagia
- Identify barriers to successful oral feeding (e.g., nutrition, GI tract, and neurologic conditions)
- Describe primary factors necessary as foundation to advance oral feeding in infants in NICU with parents actively involved
- Demonstrate processes for advancing oral feeding in tube feeders.
- Implement intervention for picky eaters with a range of sensory and behavior based principles.
- Determine strategies to measure intervention/treatment outcomes by time, frequency, and intensity
Marie-Céline Alexander is a bilingual (French and English) neuro-physiotherapist who combines neuro-developmental treatment (NDT), proprioceptive neuro-facilitation therapy (PNF) and functional therapy approaches in her treatment approach. She strongly believes in giving the client a lead role in their rehabilitation process and providing education and guidance is at the forefront of all her clinical treatment. She greatly emphasizes focusing and tailoring treatment around her client’s goals, interests, and their response to treatment.
Marie-Céline’s special interests include vestibular and oculomotor rehabilitation, sub-acute and chronic concussions, chronic pain, and treatment of other neurological conditions (especially spinal cord injuries, Guillain-Barré Syndrome, CIDP, strokes and traumatic brain injuries). She is also trained in CranioSacral Therapy ans uses these technqies to complement a functional and goal-directed approach to treatment
Marie-Céline has significant experience working with children (6 and up) with learning disabilities who may have diagnosed or undiagnosed physical factors contributing to these learning issues. These factors may include motor-sensory issues with the vestibular, proprioceptive or vision systems as well as motor or coordination centers. Motor-sensory issues can affect attention, behaviour and learning. Marie-Céline’s approach with children is specific to their interests as well as needs and goals. She also communicates with the schools as appropriate at the request of the client (child and parents/caregivers).
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
Helen Hayes Hospital
West Haverstraw, NY 10993
Approved provider of continuing education by the American Occupational Therapy Association #3043, for 14 contact hours - Intermediate Level Occupational Therapy Process: assessment, intervention. The assignment of AOTA CEU's does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products or clinical procedures by AOTA. This course is offered for up to 1.4 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area). NBCOT professional developmental provider-14 PDU's. Please contact us with any special needs requests 508-359-6533 or email@example.com