webinar discusses ways to foster the development of evidence-based IEPs
(individualized education programs) when targeting feeding and swallowing in
the public-school setting. The webinar includes a discussion of
evidence-based interventions that promote student success. The speaker addresses working with related professionals and interprofessional practice
opportunities within and beyond the school setting to enhance student outcomes.
The speaker also provides strategies for family-centered care and
culturally responsive practices.
DEI Professional Development Requirement
This course counts toward the ASHA certification maintenance professional development requirement for DEI (which encompasses cultural competency; cultural humility; culturally responsive practice; and diversity, equity, and inclusion). See more courses that count toward this requirement or read more about professional development requirements for certification maintenance.
This course is part of Key Courses on Feeding and Swallowing in Schools.
be able to:
Identify evidence-based interventions and services that should be included in
the development of an IEP
culturally responsive practices during IEP development
three strategies that support interprofessional collaboration and
family-centered care when developing IEPs for pediatric feeding disorder and
- Introduction and overview
culturally competent IEPs for feeding and swallowing
strategies for family-centered care when developing IEPs to address feeding and
- Conclusions and
West, EdD, CCC-SLP, is an Assistant Professor and Assistant Chair
in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at PennWest
University-Edinboro. In addition, she is a doctoral candidate at Slippery Rock
University. Clinically, Kristen has experience in a variety of pediatric
settings including early intervention, pediatric acute care, outpatient, and
school-based services. Prior to joining PennWest, she helped establish a
public-school safe feeding program and served as a safe feeding consultant for
the same educational agency. Currently, she serves on various committees within
ASHA, Feeding Matters, and PSHA. Kristen has presented at the local, state, and
national levels on the topic of pediatric feeding and swallowing disorders.
- Financial compensation from ASHA
for this presentation
- Salaried, full-time employee at
Penn West Edinboro University
- Consulting fees for mentoring
and professional development courses
- ASHA SIG 13 affiliate
- Volunteer at Feeding
- Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing
Topic Committee Member for 2023 ASHA Convention
- ASHA CoA SLP member from
about what you learned and report on the Completion Form how you will use your
continuing education credit, you must complete and submit the learning
assessment by the end date below.
History and CE
webinar date: December 6, 2023
End date: December 8, 2028
This course is offered for 0.2 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).