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Contact Hours : 17.4 | CEUs : 1.45 | C.E. contact hours : 17

SOFFI™: Supporting Oral Feeding in Fragile Infants (Apr 24 - 25, 2020)

Apr 24 - 25, 2020   |   Danbury, Connecticut  United States of America
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SOFFI™: Supporting Oral Feeding in Fragile Infants is organized by Education Resources, Inc. (ERI) and will be held form Apr 24 - 25, 2020 at Danbury Hospital, Danbury, Connecticut, United States of America.

Designed for SLPs, PTs, OTs, OTAs. This workshop is designed for Individuals with several yeras expirence 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 therpaists and early interventionists. Level of instruction: Intermediate to Advanced.

• This course meets the criteria for 14.5 contact hours (1.45 CEUs). The DC, DE, and VA Boards of Physical Therapy recognize other state board approvals. Application has been made to the MD Board of Physical Therapy Examiners.
• TX Physical Therapy Association approved provider.
• Application has been made to the FL Physical Therapy Association for 17 continuing education contact hours.
• 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 - Intermediate Level Occupational Therapy Process: assessment, intervention. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products or clinical procedures by AOTA.
• Approved by the TX Board of OT Examiners.
• Approved provider of the FL Board of Occupational Therapy-CE Broker.

This engaging intermediate to advanced course utilizes a multidisciplinary, holistic approach in the NICU and after discharge to facilitate feeding in fragile infants and develop caregiver skills.

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 SOFFI™.

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 progressio
• Identify infants who are not following a normal progression.
• Use the BROSS approach to identify the development of oral feeding skills and use SOFFI™ 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.
• Education Resources Inc. (eri) and Dr. Brown’s Medical have partnered to improve access to the latest, high quality education for feeding therapists and other healthcare professionals working in the NICU, PICU, acute care, EI and home care settings.
• Education Resources does not endorse any product.

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Contact No. : 508-359-6533


Registration Type Last Date Price
Course Fee 23 Apr,2020 USD 450.00
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Danbury Hospital
24 Hospital Ave
Danbury, Connecticut, United States of America

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