Please check out this continuing ed opportunity in pediatric feeding. I am excited to be part of this event especially since the registration is so affordable. Thank you ABSSD!
Please make plans to join us for the 2023 ABSSD Summer Webinar Series! The series will include two tracks – one for PEDS and one for Adults. Each track will have 4 one-hour recorded presentations that attendees need to view prior to the live Q&A session. The Q&A session for the pediatric track will be held on June 22 from 7:00-8:00 pm, Central. THE REGISTRATION FEE FOR THIS COURSE IS JUST $23! Don’t wait, register today!
PEDIATRIC WEBINAR SERIES
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Breastfeeding Considerations for the Medically Complex Infant
Speaker: Emily Mayfield, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, IBCLC
This session will start with a review of foundation knowledge related to breast milk composition and the mechanics of breastfeeding. It will then focus on assessment and intervention principles specific to breastfeeding with medically complex infants.
Feeding-Swallowing Intervention: Focus on Pediatric Rehabilitation
Speaker: Colleen Vincent, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, CBIS
Children within the pediatric rehabilitation setting often present with feeding and swallowing difficulties. This course will explore various issues that negatively impact feeding and swallowing in the pediatric rehabilitation setting using the pediatric feeding disorder framework discussing medical, feeding skill, nutritional and psychosocial issues. Modifications and interventions to target these issues will be discussed. In addition, this course will highlight the importance of working with a multidisciplinary team in the pediatric rehabilitation setting.
Pearls of Neonatal Dysphagia Management: Aerodigestive Considerations and SLPs Role in Feeding Optimization
Speaker: Katy Peck, CCC-SLP, BCS-S
This session was developed to demystify complex neonatal feeding challenges with reference to common diagnostic categories impacting oral intake. Participants will be led through neurobehavioral considerations and infant communication as a foundation to interventions. Diagnostic considerations given underlying etiologies will be discussed from an aerodigestive perspective. For example, the challenges associated with coregulation of respiration and swallow resulting in swallow mistiming in an infant without an identifiable etiology. Challenges associated with late premature babies versus those born with extreme prematurity. After an overview of information gleaned from a chart review this session will illustrate developmentally supportive approaches to optimize infant feeding potential. Cue-based individualized approaches applicable to both breast feeding and bottle fed babies applicable to infants with feeding challenges will be reviewed. Transition into clinical decision making and collaboration with other subspecialties will ensue after the foundational concepts have been presented. Caregiver centered approaches to enteral feed decision-making and development of an Infant NG for Home Program will be presented. Infant success will be shared across the continuum of care (NICCU through outpatient care). Presenter will share how she co-lead this program with a physician through development of a project team with all identifiable inpatient and outpatient stakeholders specialty divisions (e.g. pulmonology, cardiology, pediatric surgery, and gastroenterology). Review of inclusion criteria, timeline, educational supports, and systems will be shared to allow participants to further understand the complexities of infant feeding with consideration of the negative impact of prolonged hospitalization and volume driven feeding approaches in the medical setting.
Success with Solids! Transitioning to Solid Foods in Children with Pediatric Feeding Disorders
Speaker: Krisi Brackett, MS, CCC-SLP, C/NDT
This session will focus on solid food introduction (purees to chewable foods) in children with pediatric feeding disorders (PFD). Introduction of solid foods in typical development will be covered as well as potential barriers for children with PFD across the four domains. Strategies for acceptance of spoon feeding, chewing, positive exposure, and ideas for addressing gagging and hypersensitivity will be discussed. Attendees will understand how to use strategies to address solid food introduction and progression in children with PFD.
The fee for the 2023 AB-SSD Pediatric Summer Webinar Series is just $23. Register today!
Brenda Everman says
My grandson is in a permanent feeding tube. He has OEIS syndrome and has had over 40 procedures at Johns Hopkins. He’s almost 7 and used to eat everything. It’s time to get him off the tube. He drinks water all the time and he eats bananas. He has an appointment with John’s Hopkins next week for an evaluation but, we have not made a decision to participate there. Can you recommend the best eating clinic for this situation?