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.
- CEU DETAILS
The goal of this conference is to provide a framework from which to view the continuum of infant feeding options, including breast and bottle feeding. Focus will be on comprehensive assessment and management strategies. Participants will have the opportunity to expand their repertoire of evaluation techniques and intervention strategies when working with infants who demonstrate feeding or swallowing dysfunction. It will span from the hospital/NICU environment through homecare, EI, and outpatients within the first two years of life. This course will be relevant to physical and occupational therapists, speech and language pathologists, lactation consultants, nurses and other health professionals who specialize in or who have an interest in infant feeding disorders.
- Evaluate specific infant feeding disorders and generate appropriate treatment strategies for their management.
- Summarize the pathophysiologic principles underlying the suck, swallow, breathe triad and how they apply to breast and bottle feeding.
- Describe increased awareness of diagnostic procedures such as videofluoroscopic swallowing study, infant-focused feeding assessment, evaluation of gastroesophageal reflux.
- Discuss the interplay between specific diagnoses (such as prematurity, gastroesophageal reflux, cleft lip, and palate) and infant feeding dysfunction.
- Select and use treatment strategies to address swallowing dysfunction, aspiration and oral motor dysfunction.
- Synthesize knowledge and utilize best practices in assessment and management of feeding problems in infants.
Robin Glass, MS, OTR, IBCLC and Lynn Wolf, MOT, OTR, IBCLC practice occupational therapy at Seattle Children's Hospital in Seattle, WA. Their clinical specialty is the treatment of infants, both as hospital inpatients and outpatients with a strong focus on feeding issues. They are NDT trained and Board Certified Lactation Consultants, with extensive national and international experience speaking about the infant feeding. Both hold clinical faculty appointments at the University of Washington. Ms. Glass and Ms. Wolf have authored numerous journal articles as well as the book Feeding and Swallowing Disorders in Infancy: Assessment and Management. They were recipients of the National Association of Neonatal Therapists (NANT) Pioneer Award in 2015.
Lynn Wolf, MOT, OTR, IBCLC practices occupational therapy at Seattle Children's Hospital in Seattle, WA. Her clinical specialty is the treatment of infants, both as hospital inpatients and outpatients with a strong focus on feeding issues. She is NDT trained and a Board Certified Lactation Consultant, with extensive national and international experience speaking about the infant feeding. She holds clinical faculty appointments at the University of Washington. Lynn, together with Robin Glass has authored numerous journal articles as well as the book Feeding and Swallowing Disorders in Infancy: Assessment and Management. Lynnand Robin, were recipients of the National Association of Neonatal Therapists (NANT) Pioneer Award in 2015.
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
1655 Tullie Circle
Atlanta, GA 30329
Atlanta Marriott Century Center/Emory Area
2000 Century Blvd NE
Atlanta, GA 30345
DoubleTree by Hilton - Atlanta
2061 N. Druid Hills Road
Atlanta, GA 30329
This course meets the criteria for 14 contact hours (1.4 CEUs).
This activity has been approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration for 14 CPEUs.
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 CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products or clinical procedures by AOTA.
NBCOT professional development provider-14PDUs
This course is offered for up to 1.4 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).
Approved by the IBLCE for 14 L-CERPs for Lactation Consultants.