Improve treatment of complex feeding and swallowing disorders in infants, toddlers and preschoolers from the NICU to EI and home to outpatient settings. Learn practical strategies from the latest research, and realistic programs for parents to follow. The course will include treatments for ankyloglossia (tongue tie), lip tie, Down Syndrome, infants of diabetic mother (IDM), cleft lip/palate, and neurological diagnoses. Evaluation and treatment for breast- and bottle-fed infants and transitioning to solid food will be included.
- CEU DETAILS
This course will focus on clinical decision making and treatment strategies to manage complex feeding and swallowing disorders in infants, toddlers and preschoolers across multiple settings including the NICU, Early Intervention/home, and outpatient settings. Participants will enhance their skills in assessment and integration of medical history when developing and implementing a plan of care. Focus will include specific treatment interventions as well as how to develop realistic programs for parents and for generalization across settings. Clinical reasoning skills will take into consideration current research, knowledge of outcomes and priority setting. Detailed discussions of medically fragile infants including treatment strategies for specific etiologies such as lip/tongue tie, Down Syndrome, IDM, cleft lip/palate, neurologic diagnoses will also be involved. Infant feeding information will include evaluation and treatment for both breast and bottle fed infants. Discussions of more complex case histories will be provided during course to allow participants brainstorming and practice.
Participants will be able to apply course learning immediately to:
- Integrate a thorough case history with assessment in a child with feeding difficulties.
- Describe the interaction between medical and developmental levels as they relate to feeding progression.
- Utilize knowledge of neuroprotective or developmental appropriate care to establish a treatment plan for feeding succession.
- Utilize successful strategies for feeding therapy regiments as they relate to different etiologies.
- Determine how to establish education criterion for families based on feeding progression needs.
Dr. Rhonda Mattingly is an Associate Professor and the Director of Clinical Education in the Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, and Communicative Disorders at the University of Louisville. She has been a practicing speech-language pathologist since 1989 and has spent most of her career working with infants and children with feeding disorders. Dr. Mattingly has also provided services to adults with swallowing, speech, language, and cognitive diagnoses. She has worked in the early intervention, outpatient, and acute care settings including the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at a large children’s hospital. Dr. Mattingly teaches a full semester graduate course in pediatric feeding and swallowing and has taught continuing education courses in over fifty cities in the U.S and Madrid, Spain. She continues to evaluate and treat infants with feeding and swallowing issues in the NICU, to perform modified barium swallow studies and fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing, and to provide treatment to individuals across the lifespan in both private practice and inpatient settings.
Literally "food for thought." The information is shared in a generous environment providing clinical take aways. Susan did a great job of engaging the group into the conversation. -Julie Hill, SLP
Great class, gave me some new ideas in working with my kiddos who are problem eaters. Would take another class from Susan. I wish I had taken this class years ago. -Christine Loe, OT
Extremely informative given the current issues regarding our children who need " happy, healthy" mealtimes. the information was creatively presented and the resources given were abundant. I look forward to reading the recommended books and to use this course information to help support other professional with happy eating and play. -Caitlin Rienzi, OT
Excellent workshop! The presenter is well informed. She thoroughly explained and reviewed her scales, plans, charts etc. She provided us with an abundance of resources aside from what was included in her workbook. I loved the way she explained healing energy. (Chinese medicine) to therapists who may not have an understanding or belief in those theories. Awesome workshop. So glad I attend. I will definitely recommend to my colleagues. -Keisha Edwards
Very valuable and rewarding experience. Susan presents thorough and practical approach to feeding. I liked the course because of the interaction and problem solving shared. -Karen Nelson
The Watson Institute
301 Camp Meeting Road
Sewickley, PA 15143
This course meets the criteria for 14 contact hours (1.4 CEUs).
This course meets the criteria for up to 1.4 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area.
Approved provider of continuing education by the American Occupational Therapy Association #3043 for 14 contact hours (1.4 CEUs) - 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 meets the approval for type 2 CEUs by the TX Board of OT Examiners.
Approved provider of the FL Board of Occupational Therapy-CE Broker
NBCOT professional development provider - 14 PDUs.
Application has been made to the Washington Speech Language-Hearing Association WSLHA for OSP ICECH's.
This program has been submitted for approval of 14 clock hours of continuing education credit by the TX Speech-Language-Hearing-Association (TSHA). TSHA approval does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products, or clinical procedures.