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Contact Hours : 17.40

The SOFFI Method SM: Supporting Oral Feeding in Fragile Infants Session 1

Mar 15 - 16, 2019   |   Pasadena, Texas  United States of America
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The SOFFI Method SM: Supporting Oral Feeding in Fragile Infants Session 1 is organized by Education Resources, Inc. (ERI) and will be held from Mar 15 - 16, 2019 at MedCare Pediatric Group, LP, Pasadena, Texas, United States of America.

Target Audience:
This workshop is designed for individuals with several years experience working with family and staff to support oral feeding for infants in, or just discharged from the intensive care nursery, including speech/language pathologists, occupational therapists, physical therapists and early interventionists. Level of instruction: Intermediate to Advanced.

• Approved provider by the NY State Board of PT for 17.4 contact hours.
• Approved provider of continuing education by the American Occupational Therapy Association #3043, for 14.5 contact hours (1.45 CEUs)
• NBCOT professional development provider-14.5 PDUs
• This program has been submitted for approval for 14.5 clock hours of continuing education credit by the TX Speech Language Hearing Association (TSHA).
• This course is offered for up to 1.45 ASHA CEUs

Course Description:
This course provides immediately applicable practical information to help clinicians better identify and treat the factors that impact successful oral feeding of preterm and ill term infants. Utilizing a multidisciplinary approach both in the NICU and after discharge to early intervention through the first six months the course emphasizes strategies to facilitate infant abilities and develop caregiver feeding skills. Breastfeeding is emphasized as the best feeding method for infants, with some strategies to support breastfeeding. However, most of the feeding strategies are for bottle feedings, since more infant feeding problems occur with bottle feedings. The objective is to identify feeding readiness and provide intervention strategies from a framework of normal development. A holistic approach integrating the medical fragility of these infants is emphasized, using the BROSS approach and the SOFFI (SM) Method.

Course Objectives:
Participants will be able to apply course learning immediately to:
• Identify necessary components of infant development that indicate a readiness to begin and sustain oral feeding, including physiologic, motor and state organization.
• Discuss the development of oral-motor skills in preterm infants. 
• Describe the interaction between medical and developmental levels as they relate to feeding readiness and the progression
• Identify infants who are not following a normal progression.
• Use the BROSS approach to identify the development of oral feeding skills and use the SOFFI Method to guide feeding decisions and intervention strategies.
• Use principles of normal development and developmental supportive care to facilitate feeding progression, to include contributions of both the family and the professional team.
• Identify the impact of various medical conditions on oral feeding success.

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Contact No. : 508-359-6533

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Venue Address

MedCare Pediatric Group, LP
5095 Preston Rd
Pasadena, Texas, United States of America

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