A Crash Course in Pediatric Feeding

Short description of the course:
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 7-hour presentation helps orient therapists to the basic procedures of evaluating and treating feeding in pediatric patients.

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We walk through the steps of performing a 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:

  1. Outline the 5 major areas to address in Pediatric Feeding Assessment.
  2. Demonstrate techniques for assessment and treatment of sensorimotor and behavioral capabilities in pediatric patients.
  3. Explain the rationale in prioritizing areas to address in treatment.
  4. Discuss ways to facilitate carryover of therapeutic techniques in the home setting.

On-Demand Course Agenda

105 minAssessment: History, Oral Mechanism Examination
105 minAssessment: Feeding Skills, Diagnostic Statement, Recommendations
105 miinTreatment: Stabilization, Sensory-Based and Motor-Based Issues
105 minTreatment: Structurally Based and Experientially Based Issues


7 hours

About the Presenter:

Jennifer Meyer, M.A., CCC-SLP

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).


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.
Jennifer is a personal friend of the developer of the Res-Q Infant Wedge, sometimes mentioned in her presentations.
Content Disclosure:
This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.
To receive a Continuing Education certificate, participants must:
  1. View all video sessions
  2. Answer all quiz questions correctly
  3. Fill out and submit our course Feedback Form
Note: No partial credit will be awarded.  
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CEU Espresso is an Approved Provider for AOTA #11452 (OTs).
This course provides 0.7 AOTA CEUs.
Note: The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.
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Introductory level
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