Full Course Description


Module 1: Picky Eaters vs Problem Feeders vs Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID)

Pediatric feeding disorders make it difficult or impossible for a child to eat, drink, or digest food normally, often compromising their health and development.

The limited intake seen in these children reflects concerns such as:

Feeding expert, Dr. Kay Toomey, who has over 30 years of clinical experience assessing and treating children with a wide range of feeding challenges, will show you clear guidelines to utilize the appropriate therapy approach.

Learn practical therapeutic interventions to use with children from each diagnostic group and ways to improve family meal routines and increase children’s intake of more nutritious foods.

Program Information

Objectives

1. Identify physical, motor, sensory, oral-motor, environmental, nutritional and behavior factors necessary to consider, to properly assess feeding problems.

2. Delineate differential criteria for determining a child’s diagnosis as a typical eater, picky eater, problem feeder or a child with ARFID.

3. Evaluate the diagnosis of ARFID to discover sensory sensitivity, fear of aversive consequences and/or apparent lack of interest in eating or food.

4. Utilize practical treatment strategies to advance children’s feeding skills, improve family meal routines and increase children’s intake of more nutritious foods.

5. Conduct more thorough and accurate diagnoses, to implement the right treatment approaches for the distinct types of feeding/eating problems.

6. Discriminate when a child needs additional evaluation and intervention by specialists for more intense treatment.

Outline

Prevalence of the Problem

The Complexity of Feeding/Eating

How to Complete a Comprehensive Feeding Assessment

Differential Diagnoses Criteria, Research and Limitations

Picky eating

Problem feeding

ARFID

Treatment Approaches – Align Treatment w/ Diagnosis

Case Studies: When Assessments Go Well, and When They Don’t

Picky eating –

Problem feeding –

ARFID -

Practical Feeding Strategies for Pediatric Feeding Disorder

Routines and environmental supports

Matching foods to a child’s skillset

Reinforcement

Management of maladaptive behaviors

When to Refer

Red Flags

Picky Eater vs Problem Feeder criteria

Copyright : 10/26/2018

Breathing, Digestion and Swallowing - Best Practices in Dysphagia Management

Program Information

Objectives

  1. Discuss the development and interrelationships between the respiratory and gastroesophageal systems
  2. Describe the impact of respiratory and gastrointestinal functioning on swallowing
  3. Identify respiratory and gastroesophageal disease processes for which dysphagia is a symptom
  4. Describe the evidence to support various diagnostic tools such as reflex cough testing, pulse oximetry, and clinical and instrumental swallowing assessment
  5. Identify common indicators of reflux and how they impact the treatment process
  6. Discuss which patients are most at risk for developing aspiration pneumonia

Outline

RESPIRATORY SYSTEMS

GASTROESOPHAGEAL SYSTEMS GI/RESPIRATORY RELATIONSHIPS ASPIRATION RESPIRATORY DISEASE PROCESSES AIRWAY MANAGEMENT ASPIRATION ASSESSMENT ASPIRATION MANAGEMENT REFLUX ASSESSMENT REFLUX MANAGEMENT

Copyright : 07/26/2018

Eating with Ease: Managing Complex Feeding & Swallowing Problems in Children

Developing a Menu for Success
The causes of feeding and swallowing difficulties in children are always multifaceted, sometimes misdiagnosed, and often difficult to assess and treat appropriately. Respiratory difficulties, gastro-intestinal function, oral-motor skills, and behavioral issues are just a few of the elements that can influence feeding and swallowing, limit response to treatment, and result in significant health issues. To maximize effectiveness, clinicians must resist the temptation to assess and treat feeding and swallowing disorders in isolation; instead, they must develop management plans that take into account interactions between and among oral-motor, gastrointestinal, and respiratory systems.

This essential course describes complex feeding and swallowing disorders as they manifest themselves in children who have a variety of diagnoses. Attendees gain successful strategies for identification of the underlying etiology of the dysphagia. The evidence base for specific therapies, including oral motor techniques, behavioral interventions, nutritional interventions, and strategies for respiratory control, are evaluated. Participants leave this course armed with practical suggestions and tactics for improving function in these challenging children, as well as strong evidence to support those strategies.

 


Course Outline

WHAT IS FOOD REFUSAL AND WHEN IS IT A PROBLEM?

 

SPECIAL POPULATIONS

 

RESPIRATION

 

PHARYNGEAL DYSPHAGIA

 

THE GI SYSTEM

 

INTERACTIVE CASE REVIEW

 

ORAL MOTOR

 

SENSORY ISSUES

 

BEHAVIOR

 

INTERACTIVE CASE REVIEW

 

NUTRITIONAL INTERVENTIONS

Program Information

Objectives

  1. Examine the interplay between oral-motor, gastrointestinal, and respiratory systems and their impact on food refusal in children
  2. Identify the signs and symptoms of pharyngeal dysphagia in children
  3. Pinpoint advantages and challenges associated with dietary modifications and use of thickened liquids
  4. Discuss the rationale for various dietary recommendations currently being implemented with children
  5. Determine the pros and cons of various oral motor and sensory treatment approaches
  6. Develop a behavioral treatment plan to address problem feeding behaviors

Outline

WHAT IS FOOD REFUSAL AND WHEN IS IT A PROBLEM?
SPECIAL POPULATIONS

RESPIRATION PHARYNGEAL DYSPHAGIA THE GI SYSTEM INTERACTIVE CASE REVIEW ORAL MOTOR SENSORY ISSUES BEHAVIOR INTERACTIVE CASE REVIEW NUTRITIONAL INTERVENTIONS

Copyright : 04/27/2018