Course description and overview
A Crash Course in Pediatric Feeding
Do you need help learning how to do a pediatric feeding evaluation? Want to know where to start when planning therapy? Also known as “OMG I’ve Got a Feeding Kid??”, this 6-hour presentation helps orient new therapists to the basic procedures of evaluating and treating feeding in pediatric patients. We walk through the steps of performing a Pediatric Feeding Assessment including History Taking, Oral Mechanism Evaluation, Feeding Skills, Writing a Diagnostic Statement, and making appropriate recommendations. Then we nail down foundational concepts and techniques for treating Sensory-based, Motor-based, Structurally-based, Experientially-based, and Oral vs. Pharyngeal feeding difficulties. With hands-on practice and case study analysis, you’ll be able to apply this new knowledge immediately and even come away with a list of recommended items and resources for a Basic Feeding Kit.
Key Learning Outcomes:
As a result of this presentation, the participant will be able to:
- Outline the 5 major areas to address in Pediatric Feeding Assessment.
- Demonstrate techniques for assessment and treatment of sensorimotor and behavioral capabilities in pediatric patients.
- Explain the rationale in prioritizing areas to address in treatment.
- Discuss ways to facilitate carryover of therapeutic techniques in the home setting.
9:00 – 10:30 Assessment: History, Oral Mechanism Examination
10:30 – 10:45 Break
10:45 – 12:15 Assessment: Feeding Skills, Diagnostic Statement, Recommendations
12:15 – 1:15 Lunch
1:15 – 2:45 Treatment: Stabilization, Sensory-Based and Motor-Based Issues
2:45 – 3:00 Break
3:00 – 4:00 Treatment: Structurally Based and Experientially Based Issues
4:00 – 4:30 Putting It All Together: Group Case Study Analysis
About the Presenter:
Jennifer Meyer is a popular national speaker in the areas of NICU and Pediatric Dysphagia and has received exceptional ratings for her courses. She has over 25 years experience specializing in pediatric feeding disorders, working in Neonatal Intensive Care Units, developing outpatient hospital-based feeding programs, providing consultation and program development for Early Childhood Intervention Programs and Home Health Companies, and serving as Assistant Clinical Professor at Texas Woman’s University and Clinical Coordinator of the Center for Assisting Families with Feeding and Eating (CAFFE).
Financial: Jennifer Meyer is a co-owner of CEU-Espresso, Inc. and was paid an honorarium for this presentation. She owns a private practice, Feeding and Dysphagia Resources, P. C. in Denton, TX.
Non-financial: Jennifer is a personal friend of the developer of the Res-Q Infant Wedge, sometimes mentioned in her presentations.
This course is presented by CEU-Espresso, Inc.
This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.
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In general, a ______ ______ spout on a sippy cup is better.
T/F: We cannot work with children who have craniofacial anomalies until after their last surgery, because their structures will keep changing with growth, maturation, and surgeries.
Important background information to gather as part of your Feeding Evaluation includes:
T/F: It is important to look up the side effects of all medications the child is on.
Constipation causes which of the following?
The Gross Motor milestone expected by 3 months of age is:
A neurotypical child should transition from a suckle to a suck by
We should look at the Structure/Systems Characteristics
A reflexive suck usually integrates at approximately
The tongue lateralization reflex facilitates
Possible compensatory strategies that may be helpful include:
T/F: A Pediatric Feeding Disorder in the family disrupts bonding.
The point of stability for the head/neck is
“The better the sensory input, …”
What domain should be addressed first?
T/F: Broad surface/deep pressure is tolerated more easily.
Feeding aversion may be caused by
Once a child can ____________, he can start on Table Foods.
The muscle most responsible for lip closure is the _________.
The purpose of IDDSI is to:
T/F: Forcing is okay in therapy as long as it isn’t more than 10 minutes.