Pediatric Feeding: The Big Picture Module 1

There is a great need for therapists competent in evaluating and treating pediatric feeding disorders. Yet few have received adequate training in this area in school. Many therapists wonder, “What happens if I get this wrong? Can I do damage as a feeding therapist? And who is supposed to treat this, anyway?”

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.

Key Learning Outcomes:
  • 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.
   

Agenda:

15 minScope of Practice – Who can treat pediatric feeding disorders?
60 minOverview of Normal Development
45 minRelationship 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.
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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
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Reviews

  1. Arlys Reyes (verified owner)

    FIVE STAR RATING, Great course! Jennifer Meyer does an excellent job offering affordable training that’s relevant for every feeding therapist practicing. She provides a great format for learning and applying new skills. I would highly recommend her courses! Looking forward to the next module

  2. emmajain (verified owner)

    Practical and helpful content. Excellent presenter!

  3. Debra Kerner (verified owner)

    Such a phenomenal presenter and information is so practical and useful. Able to use the information immediately. Handouts are wonderful and really appreciate the charts and research that is presented. She is such a dynamic speaker! Can’t wait to hear her present again!!

  4. Monica Allard (verified owner)

    Excellent course. Jennifer is an excellent speaker who enthusiastically presented this material. I found the information to be very helpful and practical. I was able to apply information to at least two of my ECI feeding clients for appropriate planning for their care. Thank you. I am looking forward to the rest of this series.

  5. gisellefg (verified owner)

    Excellent resource for those who want to learn more about pediatric feeding. You will find valuable information and will start looking at your clients from a very different perspective.

  6. jriney78yahoo-com (verified owner)

    Best feeding course I have ever attended.

  7. kdrice7 (verified owner)

    Jennifer Meyer is an excellent teacher that keeps your attention and breaks things down so that they make sense!

  8. rita2 (verified owner)

    Loved the speaker’s energy and humor. The pace at which the material was presented was excellent. Thank you for helping a clinician new to this area get some foundational knowledge.

  9. communicationblessings

    This was a fantastic course!! I learned a lot of new information and gained a better perspective for reasonable expectations for therapy based on motor skills. It was also very helpful to have the discussion about scope of practice for all of the therapists potentially involved in feeding therapy. Well done!

  10. sunsshine84 (verified owner)

    Very interesting and engaging speaker

  11. ridgestephanie (verified owner)

    I loved this course! As a new clinician (half way through my CF), all the information presented was easy to follow! I also loved all the resource recommendations, so I can start building my own SLP library!

  12. 1bpetersonslp (verified owner)

    informative and fun

  13. marieefrey

    I’m just entering my fifth year as an SLP for birth to three. This course not only helped with some key review points, but also enlightened me in some areas of development I hadn’t connected yet as effecting eating development. The bumper stickers were great!

  14. llewis1 (verified owner)

    This course is AMAZING! Such great practical information that you can take the next day and work with your clients. A great deal of information that I had not thought about the connections to feeding and LOVE the Bumper Stickers! I print them out and keep them with me at work!

  15. bsemones

    Wonderful course – looking forward to part 2!

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