Special Considerations for Children With Feeding and Swallowing Disorders
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Feeding and swallowing problems in children take many forms and are often intertwined with other aspects of a child’s development. This journal self-study explores some of these interactions, including the relationship between feeding and swallowing disorders and language impairment, as well as connections between hearing and feeding/ swallowing. The self-study also includes information on how mealtime duration relates to severity of feeding and swallowing problems in children with cerebral palsy, as well as how a family-centered intervention can address mealtime behaviors in children with autism spectrum disorder. Clinicians will be able to immediately apply the information in these articles to improve management of pediatric feeding and swallowing disorders.
You will be able
- discuss the relationship between feeding and swallowing disorders and language impairment
- explain at least three ways that hearing problems and feeding/swallowing disorders impact each other
- describe ways mealtime duration can be measured and how it relates to dysphagia severity
- explain how a family-centered intervention can reduce challenging feeding behaviors in children with autism spectrum disorder