The five key domains of pediatric feeding problems.

Pediatric Feeding: The Big Picture Module 4 – Medical

There is a great need for therapists competent in evaluating and treating pediatric feeding disorders. Yet few have received adequate training in this area in school. Many therapists wonder, “What happens if I get this wrong? Can I do damage as a feeding therapist? And who is supposed to treat this, anyway?”

This course was presented at our Feeding Fun Night webinar on Saturday, April 13th. We are in the process of editing the video and will post it for on-demand access as soon as we can. When posted we’ll let everyone know via email and FaceBook. Register now for the early-bird price of only $10. Once it’s posted the price will double!

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Pediatric Feeding The Big Picture Module 3


Pediatric Feeding: The Big Picture Module 4 – Medical


In this 4th Module in the series Pediatric Feeding – The Big Picture, we will discuss some important and unfortunately, common medical issues that can cause or complicate dysphagia, including gastrointestinal and cardiopulmonary difficulties and complications due to prematurity. We will outline when feeding therapy can be helpful and when it cannot in these populations. We will also discover the surprising and not widely known effects of different medications on swallowing and the importance of always asking what meds your client is taking. Come learn why the patient’s medical history is critically important to diagnosing and treating pediatric dysphagia.


Key Learning Outcomes:

As a result of this presentation, the participant will be able to

  1. List three strategies that can be used in the treatment of children with GERD and Cardiac/Respiratory Issues.
  2. Describe how prematurity can lead to feeding aversion.
  3. List three classes of medications that can cause or worsen dysphagia.



2 hours.



0:00 – 0:40 Gastrointestinal issues and their effect on feeding
0:40 – 0:50 Cardiopulmonary issues and their effect on feeding
0:50 – 1:00 Prematurity and its relationship to feeding aversion
1:00 – 1:50 Different classes of drugs and their effects on swallowing and appetite
1:50 – 2:00 Q&A



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 Disclosures:

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.

Sponsor Disclosure:

This course is presented by CEU-Espresso, Inc.

Content Disclosure:

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


We really want you to be able to learn this material, not just breeze through it to take a quiz and say you’ve learned something but forget it by the time you are in front of your next patient or client. So, you will have access to this material for 6 months (180 days) from your registration date. You will be able to download any course resources and stream the video as much as you wish during that time to review the information. We just ask that you not share the handout or other materials with anyone who hasn’t registered for their own access to the course.

Additional Information

Attendance Type

In-Person, Live Webcast, On-Demand, Feeding Fun Watch Party, Live Web Conference

CEU Options

Offering ASHA CEUs, Offering AOTA CEUs, Without CE Credit


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