Evaluating Feeding and Swallowing Disorders in Infants and Children
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Total Run Time: 3 hours, 32 minutes
Get information you can apply immediately in your work with young children with feeding and swallowing challenges. This streaming video course will get you updated on the latest evidence-based strategies that promote functional outcomes!
This video course presents
systematic, evidence-based strategies for carrying out a comprehensive
evaluation of infants and children who demonstrate signs of dysphagia and/or
broader feeding problems. The course includes detailed discussion and strategies
for collecting a child’s relevant history and conducting a physical examination
and feeding observation. With a focus on function, presenter Joan Arvedson offers guidance
on interpreting evaluation findings and making optimal recommendations for next
steps that promote functional outcomes. Video clips of professionals and
caregivers working with infants and children, as well as discussion of case
studies, enhance the learning experience.
You will be able to:
- carry out a systematic evaluation, being attentive
to underlying factors that include airway, nutrition, GI tract, oral
sensorimotor skills, and family interactions
- list possible recommendations upon completion
of initial and follow-up evaluations
- state the rationale for a “whole child”
What is Included?
You'll get online access to all the course content, including the full video, handout, references, and appendices, so you can access it from anywhere!
Self-assessment—Think about what you learned and report on the Completion Form how you will use your new knowledge.
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