Feeding and swallowing disorders can be challenging. This engaging course teaches participants problem solving skills to treat children and infants who have complex feeding disorders, including difficulties with airways, GI tract, nutrition, hydration, advancing feeding, tube feeding/weaning, lip/tongue tie, barriers to oral feeding, and ways to overcome picky eating habits, thus, improving functional outcomes.
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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
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Joan Arvedson, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, ASHA Honors & Fellow, is internationally renowned for her pioneering research, instruction, and clinical work with infants and children who have feeding/swallowing disorders. She has been Program Coordinator of Feeding and Swallowing Services at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. She is Clinical Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin - Milwaukee. She received her BS, MS, and PhD from University of Wisconsin-Madison. She was awarded Honors of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association in 2016, ASHA's highest distinction. Her leadership, clinical acumen, and research united therapeutic and medical/surgical disciplines. She is lead author for three reference books, three self-study publications for continuing education through ASHA Professional Development, and has more than 40 peer-reviewed articles and 12 book chapters. She has given more than 100 presentations at ASHA conventions, state conventions and national conferences, as well as international lectures/seminars in 64 countries. While director of speech-language pathology and audiology at Children's Hospital of Buffalo and as coordinator of feeding and swallowing services at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Dr. Arvedson takes a holistic, comprehensive approach to clinical and instrumental assessment and management/intervention with infants and children
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
Dr. Arvedson’s presentation, as well as informative, was extremely helpful incorporating the role of OT in feeding/swallowing. -Tracy Attanasio OTR
Blythedale Children's Hospital
95 Bradhurst Avenue
Valhalla, NY 10595
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