New Live Webinar for Therapists! Take both sessions for 13 Contact Hours (1.3 CEUs)
March 19 and 20, 2021
9:10 am EST • 8:10 am CST • 7:10 am MST • 6:10 am PST (US)
Expand your clinical problem-solving skills and apply new skills to the evaluation process and the development of the plan of care to provide effective treatment services for children with neuromuscular impairments and problems in feeding, swallowing, and respiratory coordination function. Apply the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF) Model to all facets of care to optimize pediatric oral, pharyngeal, thoracic cage, and respiratory musculature activity for feeding and swallowing function. Videos of actual cases and other lab activities will be used to stimulate discussions and problem-solving sessions. The foundation of postural alignment and control needed to support modifications in oral, pharyngeal, and respiratory function will be incorporated in case discussions. Participants will also be asked to share case videos for discussions (details provided upon registration).
- Explain the ICF Model framework and its application to the evaluation and treatment of feeding, swallowing, and respiratory coordination function in infants, children, and adolescents with neuromuscular system impairments.
- Apply the ICF Model to the evaluation, plan of care development, and treatment of feeding, swallowing, and respiratory coordination function in infants, children, and adolescents with neuromuscular system impairments.
- Formulate specific functional outcomes based on clinical findings for the development of an appropriate plan of care for children with neuromuscular impairments and feeding/swallowing and respiratory coordination issues.
- Formulate and implement appropriate strategies and procedures for treatment directed toward primary and secondary impairments essential to achieving delineated feeding and swallowing functional outcomes for children with neuromuscular involvement.
Participants should currently provide pediatric feeding, swallowing, and respiratory coordination evaluation and treatment services for infants, children, and adolescents with neuromuscular involvement. Participants must have a professional foundation of knowledge in pediatric oral, pharyngeal, feeding/swallowing, and rib cage/respiratory musculature function in children as well as on the relationship of postural alignment and control to oral, pharyngeal, and respiratory musculature activity.
Intermediate to advanced PTs, OTs, SLPs, Nutritionists, and Dieticians.
This course may be taken as a stand-alone course, or following Rona Alexander’s course “Treatment Strategies for the Improvement of Oral, Pharyngeal, Feeding/Swallowing, and Respiratory Coordination Function: The Child with Neuromuscular Involvement”
Rona Alexander, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, C/NDT - A longtime member of the Education Resources faculty and an accomplished author, Rona Alexander is a speech-language pathologist specializing in the assessment and treatment of oral motor, feeding/swallowing, and respiratory-phonatory function in infants and children with neuromuscular involvement. Dr. Alexander is a qualified speech instructor in Neuro-Developmental Treatment, delivering expert clinical knowledge and a personable instructive style through her basic pediatric and advanced NDT courses. She is a co-author of the book, Normal Development of Functional Motor Skills: The First Year of Life, and co-developer of The ABCs of Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing. She also has served as a member of the ASHA Steering Committee for Special Interest Division 13: Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders. Dr. Alexander maintains a private practice, provides consultation services and conducts workshops on oral motor, feeding/swallowing, and respiratory coordination development, assessment and treatment.
Rona Alexander receives an honorarium from Education Resources, Inc., as well as royalty payments from Clinician's View and a co-author of the book published by The Hammill Institute on Disabilities. Non-Financial: She is a member of the NDTA and the NDTA Instructor Group.
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