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Complex Feeding & Swallowing Problems in Children: Discover the Underlying Causes of Food Refusal for a More Targeted Treatment Plan (Dec 06, 2019)
Dec 06, 2019 | Contact Hours 6.30 | Warwick, Rhode Island
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 06, 2019 at Crowne Plaza Providence-Warwick (Airport), Warwick, Rhode Island, 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.
Dec 13, 2019 | Contact Hours 6.00 | USD $249.99 | Warwick, Rhode Island
Sensory Integration: Assessing and Treating Kids When Formal Testing Isn't Possible is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held on Dec 13, 2019 at Crowne Plaza Providence-Warwick (Airport), Warwick, Rhode Island, United States of America. This Conference has been approved for a maximum of 6.0 contact hours / 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction / 6.25 hours of continuing education credit. Target Audience: • Occupational Therapists • Occupational Therapy Assistants • Educators • Speech-Language Pathologists • Counselors • Psychologists • Social Workers • Physical Therapists • Physical Therapist Assistants Description: Many of the children we work with are unable to take tests which require a good attention span and the ability to follow directions. These children may have ADD, ADHD or ASD. However, we need to be able to identify those deficits which are interfering with their ability to learn at school, participate in family activities and promote friendships. Today you will expand your knowledge of sensory processing activities, and enhance your effectiveness to work with these children! You will learn to identify which deficits have a sensory integration foundation, and thus be able to use treatment techniques to improve the quality of life for the kids you work with every day! In this workshop, I will teach you: how to identify behaviors which are sensory, determine underlying sensory systems which may be contributing to these behaviors, plan treatment strategies to help them more fully participate in school, community and home activities, and practice documenting your services. Objectives: • Chart the characteristics of sensory modulation, sensory-based motor and sensory discrimination disorders. • Choose questions for parent interviews which will help you distinguish the presence and type of sensory processing disorder. • Discriminate between the 3 major sensory systems in order to apply the appropriate sensory experience for the children. • Assess the primary characteristics of Ayres SI and contrast those with other sensory-based interventions. • Propose appropriate treatment goals based on analysis of deficits. • Produce appropriate treatment activities and equipment which will improve sensory processing. • Plan sensory-based intervention strategies for parents and teachers. • Measure progress to justify third party reimbursement.