CAN-EAT © Approach (Using Medical, Motor, and Therapeutic Strategies in Pediatric Feeding)
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2020 CAN-EAT© Workshops
Course Cities and Dates: More to come!
Marlton, NJ (Weisman Children’s) March 21-22, 2020
Addison, TX (KidsCare Home Health) May 22-23, 2020
Fredericksburg, VA (Fleming Therapy Services) June 26-27, 2020
Asheville, NC (Hilton Asheville Biltmore Park) September 11-12, 2020
Stony Point, NY (Now You’re Talking LLC) October 2-3, 2020
Atlanta, GA (Hampton Inn Perimeter) November 14-15, 2020
What is the CAN-EAT Approach©?
Using medical, motor, and behavioral strategies in pediatric feeding
CAN = Comfort and Nutrition– gut comfort and proper nutrition and growth comes first. This includes medical and nutritional intervention for reflux, constipation, food intolerance, and hypersensitivity/pain issues, swallowing.
EAT =Establish Acceptanceof dry spoon or easy textures, then Therapy for oral motor skill development and improving volume and variety of intake.
Course Description: Pediatric feeding and swallowing problems are complicated and often multifactorial. This two-day course will focus on how to use medical, motor and behavioral strategies to diagnose, prioritize treatment options, and ensure successful outcomes for your patients.
Day 1: will concentrate on medical (GI and Respiratory) issues that interfere with feeding progression and swallowing assessment and intervention.
Day 2: will focus on nutritional management, feeding evaluation and therapeutic intervention. Therapy strategies for common feeding problems will be covered in depth with lecture, video illustration, and live demos if available. Therapy topics covered will include weaning from a g-tube, improving acceptance of volume and variety of food, reducing picky eating, and oral motor progression from sucking to chewing.