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Contact Hours : 6.3 | Contact Hours : 6 | CEUs : 6

Complex Feeding & Swallowing Problems in Children: Discover the Underlying Causes of Food Refusal for a More Targeted Treatment Plan (Dec 04, 2019)

Dec 04, 2019   |   Trumbull, Connecticut  United States of America
Organized by : PESI HealthCare
Specialties : Psychiatry   |   Pediatrics
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Complex Feeding & Swallowing Problems in Children: Discover the Underlying Causes of Food Refusal for a More Targeted Treatment Plan is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held on Dec 04, 2019 at Trumbull Marriott Shelton, Trumbull, Connecticut, United States of America. This Course has been approved for a maximum of 6.3 contact hours / 6.0 contact hours or .6 CEUs.

Target Audience:
• Speech-Language Pathologists
• Speech-Language Pathology Assistants
• Occupational Therapists
• Occupational Therapy Assistants
• Dieticians
• Dietary managers
• Physical Therapists
• Nurses
• Early Childhood Special Education Staff
• Other Helping Professionals who Work with Children

Conference Description:
The causes of feeding and swallowing difficulties in children are always multifaceted, sometimes misdiagnosed, and often difficult to assess and treat appropriately. Respiratory difficulties, gastrointestinal function, oral-motor skills, and behavioral issues are just a few of the elements that can influence feeding and swallowing, limit response to treatment, and result in significant health issues. To maximize effectiveness, we as clinicians, must resist the temptation to assess and treat feeding and swallowing disorders in isolation; instead, they must develop management plans that take into account interactions between and among oral-motor, gastrointestinal, and respiratory systems.

This essential course shows complex feeding and swallowing disorders as they manifest themselves in children who have a variety of diagnoses. You will gain successful strategies for identification of the underlying etiology of the dysphagia. The evidence base for specific therapies, including oral-motor techniques, behavioral interventions, nutritional interventions, and strategies for respiratory control, are evaluated. You’ll leave this course armed with practical techniques and tactics for improving function in these challenging children, as well as strong evidence to support those strategies.

Conference Objectives are:
• Examine the interplay between oral-motor, gastrointestinal, and respiratory systems and their impact on food refusal in children in order to expand volume and variety of intake.
• Identify the signs and symptoms of pharyngeal dysphagia in children to prevent aspiration associated illnesses.
• Pinpoint advantages and challenges associated with dietary modifications and use of thickened liquids with a goal of increasing safe oral intake.
• Discuss the rationale for various dietary recommendations currently being implemented with children in order to separate fact from fiction about special diets.
• Determine the pros and cons of various oral-motor & sensory treatment approaches to maximize safe, pleasurable eating and drinking in children.
• Develop a behavioral treatment plan to address problem feeding behaviors including food refusal, limited food repertoire, low volume of intake, and rigidity around foods and utensils.

Additional details will be posted as soon as information is available.

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Trumbull Marriott Shelton
180 Hawley Ln
Trumbull, Connecticut, United States of America

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