Complimentary course! In support of all our valued feeding-based therapists we are offering you this webinar at no cost.
Complete this course for 1.5 Contact Hours (0.15 CEUs)
June 24, 2023
TIME TBD 5:40 pm EST • 4:40 pm CST • 3:40 pm MST • 2:40 pm PST (US)
BRIDGE the gap between the developmental, neurological, physiological, motor, sensory, and behavioral components through interactive case studies during this brief course to guide your decision-making process in the management of complex pediatric feeding and swallowing cases.
- Choose an appropriate and evidence-based tool to use when working with infants, toddlers, and children with pediatric feeding and swallowing disorders.
- Distinguish between the benefits and limitations in current best practices including positioning, thickening, treatment of dysphagia, and both clinical as well as instrumental assessment.
- Determine when and why to apply strategies when managing pediatric dysphagia based on presenting impairment and response to intervention during interactive case studies.
This course is applicable for OTs, SLPs and PTs who work with the feeding and swallowing population
Anais Villaluna is an SLP, Board Certified Specialist in Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders, and Certified Lactation Counselor. Anais has specialized training in a variety of feeding and swallowing interventions methods, instrumental assessment of swallowing via VFSS and FEES, breast and bottle feeding, Passy Muir Valve, and dysphagia management with tracheostomy and ventilator dependent individuals. She practices in a variety of pediatric settings including pediatric hospital inpatient, pediatric hospital outpatient, multidisciplinary specialty clinics with gastroenterology and otolaryngology, and private practice. Anais expanded her reach from hospital-based dysphagia services to include concierge dysphagia services as she has a passion for improving access to highly qualified dysphagia services in a variety of settings. Co-lead of the Pediatric Committee for the IDDSI USIRG, she has an interest in the standardization of thickened liquids in the pediatric population. Anais has presented locally at TSHA Conventions, nationally at ASHA Conventions, and virtually on many platforms. Anais is a published author on the subject of pediatric feeding and swallowing. Anais also volunteers her time with Feeding Matters by serving on the PFD Alliance to help improve access to resources for families and professionals through her contribution to the Digital Outreach Committee. As a mother of three children, one being a NICU graduate, Anais strives to provide the highest level of care and compassion when partnering with families impacted by pediatric feeding and swallowing disorders.
Financial Disclosure: Anais Villalluna receives a salary from Texas Children’s Hospital and Feeding and Swallowing Specialists of The Woodlands. She receives a speaking honorarium from Education Resources, Inc.
Non-Financial Disclosure: Anais Villaluna has a non-financial relationship with IDDSI (International Dysphagia Diet Standardization Initiative) as a US IRG Pediatric Co-Chair, Communication Committee Member. She has a non-financial relationship with Feeding Matters as a volunteer for Digital Outreach Committee.
Dana Kizer is an OT who has a special interest in feeding and sensory processing. She has worked in a variety of pediatric settings including a pediatric hospital, specialty clinic, private practice, and home health. Dana has presented on feeding therapy and interventions nationally and across virtual platforms. Dana is a published author on the subject of pediatric feeding disorders. She currently volunteers her time with Feeding Matters by serving on the Family Advisory Council to help families navigate the complex world of pediatric feeding disorders. In addition to her professional experience with feeding disorders, Dana brings a family perspective to her treatments and teaching experiences as her initial experience with feeding therapy occurred when she would accompany her younger brother to his feeding therapy appointments. She has seen first-hand the difference therapy can make in the lives of patients and their families.
Financial Disclosure: Dana Kizer receives a salary from Texas Children’s Hospital and Feeding and Swallowing Specialists of The Woodlands. She receives a speaking honorarium from Education Resources, Inc.
Non-Financial Disclosure: Dana Kizer has a non-financial relationship with Feeding Matters as a volunteer for Family Advisory Committee.
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