Fundamentals of Feeding Assessment and Treatment

Fundamentals of Feeding Assessment and Treatment

Are you new to Pediatric Feeding? Do you need help figuring out where to begin? The incidence of pediatric feeding disorders has risen sharply in recent years and many therapists feel unsure of their skills in this area. This 6-hour introductory presentation will orient you to the basic procedures of evaluating and treating feeding in pediatric patients. You'll walk out empowered to take on this exciting and rewarding area of practice.

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Do you need help learning how to do a pediatric feeding evaluation? Want to know where to start when planning therapy? Also known as “OMG I’ve Got a Feeding Kid??”, this 6-hour presentation helps orient new therapists to the basic procedures of evaluating and treating feeding in pediatric patients in the home health setting. 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, course participants will be able to:

  1. Outline the 5 major areas to address in Pediatric Feeding Assessment.
  2. Demonstrate techniques for assessment and treatment of sensorimotor capabilities in pediatric patients.
  3. Explain the rationale in prioritizing areas to address in treatment.
  4. Discuss ways to facilitate carryover of therapeutic techniques in the home setting.

Instruction Method:

Lecture, Powerpoint, Videos, Handouts, Discussion, Return Demonstration, and Question and Answer.


6 hours.


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 – 4:30 Treatment: Structurally-Based and Experientially Based Issues


Please note this is an interactive course. Participants need to bring a small mirror for some of the exercises. A compact mirror is sufficient.


ASHA Brand Block for CEU Espresso
This course is offered for 6 contact hours (0.6 ASHA CEUs) (Introductory level, Professional area).
Fundamentals of Feeding Assessment and Treatment is a TOTA Approved Course from April 20, 2018 to April 20, 2019—Course #308-12.

Satisfactory Completion:

Participants must pay tuition fee, sign in, attend the entire seminar, complete an evaluation and sign out in order to receive a certificate of completion. Participants not fulfilling these requirements will not receive a certificate. Failure to sign in or out will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire course. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit is not available.

About the Presenter:

Jennifer Meyer is a popular international speaker in the areas of NICU and Pediatric Dysphagia and has received exceptional ratings for her courses. She has over 20 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). Through her private practice she continues to serve as consultant and mentor in her mission to teach therapists to see themselves as facilitators in treating the child, supporting the family, and bringing back the fun, joy and family connection in eating.


Presenter Disclosure:

Financial: Jennifer Meyer is a co-owner of CEU-Espresso, Inc. and is 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.

Sponsor Disclosure:

This Course is presented by CEU-Espresso, Inc.

Content Disclosure:

This course does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.

Additional Information

Attendance Type

In-Person, Live Webinar/On-Demand, On-Demand

CEU Options

With CEUs, Without CEUs


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