A Crash Course in Pediatric Feeding
We walk through the steps of performing a Feeding Assessment including History Taking, Oral Mechanism Evaluation, Feeding Skills, Writing a Diagnostic Statement, and making appropriate Recommendations. Then we nail down foundational concepts and techniques for treating Sensory-based, Motor-based, Structurally-based, Experientially-based, and Oral vs. Pharyngeal feeding difficulties. With hands-on practice and case study analysis, you’ll be able to apply this new knowledge immediately and even come away with a list of recommended items and resources for a Basic Feeding Kit.
Key Learning Outcomes:
As a result of this presentation, the participant will be able to:
- Outline the 5 major areas to address in Pediatric Feeding Assessment.
- Demonstrate techniques for assessment and treatment of sensorimotor and behavioral capabilities in pediatric patients.
- Explain the rationale in prioritizing areas to address in treatment.
- Discuss ways to facilitate carryover of therapeutic techniques in the home setting.
Live Course Agenda:
9:00 – 10:30 Assessment: History, Oral Mechanism Examination
10:30 – 10:45 Break
10:45 – 12:15 Assessment: Feeding Skills, Diagnostic Statement, Recommendations
12:15 – 1:15 Lunch
1:15 – 2:45 Treatment: Stabilization, Sensory-Based and Motor-Based Issues
2:45 – 3:00 Break
3:00 – 4:00 Treatment: Structurally Based and Experientially Based Issues
4:00 – 4:30 Putting It All Together: Group Case Study Analysis
About the Presenter:
Jennifer Meyer is a popular national speaker in the areas of NICU and Pediatric Dysphagia and has received exceptional ratings for her courses. She has over 25 years experience specializing in pediatric feeding disorders, working in Neonatal Intensive Care Units, developing outpatient hospital-based feeding programs, providing consultation and program development for Early Childhood Intervention Programs and Home Health Companies, and serving as Assistant Clinical Professor at Texas Woman’s University and Clinical Coordinator of the Center for Assisting Families with Feeding and Eating (CAFFE).
Financial: Jennifer Meyer is a co-owner of CEU-Espresso, Inc. and was paid an honorarium for this presentation. She owns a private practice, Feeding and Dysphagia Resources, P. C. in Denton, TX.
Non-financial: Jennifer is a personal friend of the developer of the Res-Q Infant Wedge, sometimes mentioned in her presentations.
This course is presented by CEU-Espresso, Inc.
This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.