Live webinar for therapists. Complete both sessions for 14 contact hours (1.4 CEUs)
October 27 and 28, 2023
9:40 am EST • 8:40 am CT • 7:40 am MST • 6:40 am PT (US)
The goal of this course is to provide a framework from which to view the continuum of infant feeding options, including breast and bottle feeding. Focus will be on comprehensive assessment and management strategies. 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. It will span from the hospital/NICU environment through homecare, EI, and outpatients within the first two years of life. This course will be relevant to physical and occupational therapists, speech and language pathologists, lactation consultants, nurses and other health professionals who specialize in or who have an interest in infant feeding disorders.
- Evaluate specific infant feeding disorders
- Contrast breast and bottle feeding as they relate to the pathophysiologic principles underlying the suck, swallow, breathe triad
- Identify the significance and/or relevance of diagnostic procedures such as video fluoroscopic swallowing study, the infant focused feeding assessment, and those used in the evaluation of gastroesophageal reflux
- Examine the interplay between specific diagnoses (such as prematurity, gastroesophageal reflux, trisomy 21and infant feeding dysfunction
- Apply treatment strategies to address feeding related problems such as swallowing dysfunction, respiratory compromise, and oral motor dysfunction
- Utilize best practices in assessment and management of feeding problems in infants
This course is designed for Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Speech Pathologists, Nurses, and other allied health professionals who specialize or have an interest in feeding disorders in infancy.
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.
Lynn Wolf receives an honorarium from Education Resources, Inc. and royalties from her book.
She has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.
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.
Robin Glass receives an honorarium from Education Resources, Inc. and receives royalties from her book.
She has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.
This was a really amazing course that provided valuable information on assessment and management of feeding and swallowing disorders in a way that was clear for both new and experienced therapists. -Whooby D., OTR
Wolf and Glass are some of the most knowledgeable educators in the field of infant feeding assessment and treatment. I learned a lot of applicable knowledge that I can not wait to put in to practice! -Kristen B., SLP
I have searched for opportunities to take a Wolf and Glass feeding course and was not disappointed! I can say it was one of the best feeding courses I have taken over all my years in practice. Thank you to these presenters for sharing their knowledge! -Marley F., OTR
I have taken countless pediatric and infant dysphagia courses. This was hands down the best. Lynn and Robin provided so much functional information and even their foundational information was new or presented to me in a way I had not thought about or heard about before. It is always frustrating as a therapist when we take a course and there is a lot of 'information', but not practical strategies on how to apply them in a real life situation. This course really helped answer those questions and I came away with a treasure trove of functional activities to work on with my babies. Thank you! -Amy S., SLP
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This course meets the criteria for 14 contact hours (1.4 CEUs) Intermediate Level.
Education Resources Inc. is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Course approval ID# 06067. This Distance Learning-Interactive course is offered at 14 contact hours 1.4 CEUs. (Intermediate level, OT Service Delivery). AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products or clinical procedures.
This course can be used toward your NBCOT renewal requirements for 14 units.
Approved provider of the FL Board of Occupational Therapy-CE Broker for 16.5 CE hours. This course meets the approval of the TX Board of OT Examiners.
ASHA CE Provider (Intermediate level) 1.4 ASHA CEUs. ASHA CE Provider approval and use of the Brand Block does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products or clinical procedures.
Application has been made to the FL Physical Therapy Association for 16.5 continuing education contact hours. This course has been approved by the MD State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 1.4 CEUs, 14 Contact Hours. Approved by the MN Board of Physical Therapy. Approved by the NJ Board of Physical Therapy Examiners.
Approved sponsor by the State of IL Department of Financial and Professional Regulation for Physical Therapy for 16.5 contact hours. Application has been made to Illinois EI Training Program.
Approved provider by the NY State Board of Physical Therapy for 16.5 contact hours (1.65 CEUs).
Education Resources, Inc. is an approved provider for Physical Therapy CEUs in the following states: CA, KY, OK and TX.
The following state boards of physical therapy accept other states’ approval: AK, AR, AZ, DC, DE, GA, HI, ID, IN, KS, MA, MI, MO, MS, NC, OR, PA, RI, SC, UT, VA, VT, WI, WY. The following state boards of physical therapy either do not require course pre-approval or do not require CEUs for re-licensure: AL, CO, CT, IA, ME, MT, NE, ND, NH, SD, WA.
This course meets the criteria for 14 hours that can be applied toward the Neonatal Therapy National Certification. 12 hours of this course qualify towards the discipline-specific hours for the 20-hour requirement for NDTA re-certification. They do NOT qualify towards the 8-hour NDTA Instructor requirement for re-certification.
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