AEIOU: An Integrated Approach to Pediatric Feeding

A Crash Course in Pediatric Feeding.

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A Crash Course in Pediatric Feeding


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.



6 hours.


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). 


Presenter Disclosures:

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.

Sponsor Disclosure:

This course is presented by CEU-Espresso, Inc.

Content Disclosure:

This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.


We really want you to be able to learn this material, not just breeze through it to take a quiz and say you’ve learned something but forget it by the time you are in front of your next patient or client. So, you will have access to this material for 6 months (180 days) from your registration date. You will be able to download any course resources and stream the video as much as you wish during that time to review the information. We just ask that you not share the handout or other materials with anyone who hasn’t registered for their own access to the course.