Feeding and Swallowing in School-Age Children: Anatomy and Physiology (On Demand Webinar)
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This webinar describes anatomical and physiological structures and functions related to feeding and swallowing to assist clinicians in interpreting evaluation findings and selecting appropriate treatment strategies for students on their caseload. The presenter discusses sensorimotor function of the trunk, shoulders, head, and neck, as well as of the upper aerodigestive tract, and reviews oral, pharyngeal, and esophageal structures and functions. The webinar includes case studies that address the impact of impaired anatomy and physiology in students with feeding and swallowing disorders.
You will be able to:
- Describe muscle tone and functions of the body that have an impact on feeding and swallowing
- Describe relationship between respiration and swallowing
- Explain the role of the sensory system in feeding/swallowing
- Discuss structures and sensory and motor functions for swallowing
- Explain the impact abnormal anatomy and physiology may have on safe and efficient swallowing
- Framework of safety and efficiency in eating
- Looking at the whole child: muscle tone, function, and sensory
- Anatomy and physiology of upper aerodigestive tract
- Normal oral, pharyngeal, and esophageal anatomy and physiology
for swallowing in school-age children
- Examples of impaired anatomy & physiology compared to "normal"
B. Swigert, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, is president of Swigert
& Associates, Inc., providing consulting and teaching. Before retiring, she
was the director of Speech-Language Pathology and Respiratory Care at Baptist
Health at their acute care facility in Lexington, KY. Prior to that she had a
private practice for 25 years. She is a Board Certified Specialist in
Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (Life Member). Her main clinical interests
are in the area of pediatric and adult dysphagia. She lectures extensively in
those areas. The 4th edition of The Source for Dysphagia (ProEd) was released
in 2019 and the 3rd edition of The Source for Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing
will be released in the fall of 2022. She chaired the Health Care Economics
Committee for 6 years, ASHA’s Special Interest Group on Swallowing for 3, and
the American Board of Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders for 3. She served as
president of ASHA in 1998 and of the American Speech-Language-Hearing
Foundation from 2004-2005. She received her master’s degree from the University
of Tennessee-Knoxville. She received the Honors of ASHA in 2015.
- Author royalties from ProEd for The Source for Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing
- Financial compensation from ASHA for this presentation
- Board of Arkansas Hands & Voices
Self-assessment—Think about what you
learned and report on the Completion Form how you will use your new knowledge.
continuing education credit, you must complete and submit the learning assessment
by August 3, 2027.
Program History and CE Information
Live webinar: August 1, 2022
End date: August 3, 2027
course is offered for 0.2 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).