Pediatric Feeding: The Big Picture – Module 1.

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In this first module of our series making up “Pediatric Feeding: The Big Picture Day 1”, we focus on getting a good foundation to understand, evaluate, and treat pediatric feeding disorders competently. After outlining the Scope of Practice for Speech-Language Pathologists, Physical Therapists, and Occupational Therapists as pertains to feeding, we learn the timeline for normal development of feeding behaviors and how oral motor skills are related to gross motor skills. Very importantly, we learn how to assess the potential for improvement when working with these children. As a result of this presentation, the participant will be able to:
  • Delineate different areas of responsibility and scope for Speech-Language Pathologists, Physical Therapists, and Occupational Therapists.
  • Discuss normal feeding development milestones and their typical timeline.
  • Identify and compare the relationship between Gross Motor Development and Oral Motor/Feeding Development.
15 min Scope of Practice – Who can treat pediatric feeding disorders?
60 min Overview of Normal Development
45 min Relationship of Gross Motor skills to Oral Motor skills
Duration: 2 hours  

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.
AOTA Approved Provider Logo CEU Espresso is an Approved Provider for AOTA #11452 (OTs). This course provides 0.2 AOTA CEUs. AOTA Classification Codes: Category 1 Domain of OT: Activities of Daily Living Category 2 OT Process: Evaluation Category 2 OT Process: Intervention ASHA Brand Block for CEU Espresso CEU Espresso, Incorporated is an ASHA Approved CE Provider #ABFO. This course is offered for 0.2 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Professional area). ASHA CE Provider approval and use of the Brand Block does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products or clinical procedures.

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