This dynamic course teaches participants new evaluation and treatment including strategies for reflux, cleft lip and palate, oral motor dysfunction, respiratory compromise and swallowing dysfunction. Breast and bottle feeding will be covered within the hospital, NICU and outpatient settings to support feeding in premature infants.
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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. 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. This course will cover infants in the hospital/NICU environments as well as outpatients. This course will be relevant to lactation consultants, occupational therapists, speech and language pathologists, nurses, and other health professionals who specialize in or who have an interest in infant feeding disorders.
Upon completion of this course participants will be able to:
- 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 an increased awareness of diagnostic procedures such as video fluoroscopic swallowing study, infant focused feeding assessment, evaluation of gastroesophageal reflux.
- Discuss the interplay between special diagnoses (such as prematurity, gastroesophageal reflux, cleft lip, and palate) and infant feeding dysfunction.
- Utilize treatment strategies to improve oral motor control for breastfeeding.
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.
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.
Texas Children's Hospital - The Woodlands
17600 Interstate 45 South
The Woodlands, TX 77384
Hilton Garden Inn - Houston/The Woodlands
9301 Six Pines Drive
The Woodlands, TX 77380
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.
This course is offered for up to 1.4 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).
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 imply endorsement of course content, specific products or clinical procedures.
Application has been made to ILBCE for lactation consultant CERPS.