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Complex Feeding & Swallowing Problems in Children: Discover the Underlying Causes of Food Refusal for a More Targeted Treatment Plan


Faculty:
Angela Mansolillo
Duration:
Full Day
Product Code:
LWC020004
Brochure Code:
PLW72899
Media Type:
Live Webcast - Also available: Digital Seminar


Description

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, gastrointestinal 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 live webcast armed with practical suggestions and tactics for improving function in these challenging children, as well as strong evidence to support those strategies.

Credits


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NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after completing and passing the on-line post-test evaluation). 

Continuing Education Information: Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this live interactive webcast. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether web based activities are an acceptable form of continuing education. Please refer to your state rules and regulations. If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, please contact cepesi@pesi.com or 800-844-8260 before the event.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals.  As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.

CE Information is based on 100% attendance.

Information obtained in this course should be used within your scope of practice.


Registered Dietitians & Dietetic Technicians

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PESI, Inc., PE001, is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR)  (please check our website for current approval period). Registered dietitians (RDs) and dietetic technicians, registered (DTRs) will receive 6.0 continuing professional education units (CPEUs) for completion of this program/materials. Continuing Professional Education Provider Accreditation does not constitute endorsement by CDR of a provider, program, or materials. This program/material is designated as LEVEL: 2.


Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists

PESI, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses in full attendance will earn 6.3 contact hours.


Florida Nurses

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PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Nursing, Provider # FBN2858. This course qualifies for 6.0 contact hours. 


Iowa Nurses

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Provider #: 346. Full attendance at this activity qualifies for 6.3 contact hours. Full attendance in the activity is required; no partial contact hours will be issued for partial attendance. These contact hours are used for your license renewal. Please email cepesi@pesi.com with your license number, include the webcast title, speaker name and date. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid for the webcast.


Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants

AOTA

PESI, Inc. is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. Provider #: 3322. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 6.0 contact hours or .6 CEUs in the Category of Domain of OT and Occupational Therapy Process. Partial credit will be issued for partial attendance. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Course Level: Intermediate.


Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

This activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of instruction that is applicable for physical therapists. This certificate is proof of your attendance. Please retain it in your records or use for submission as proof of completion when required.


California Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

California Physical Therapists

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approval agency to approve providers. This course will qualify for 6.25 continuing competency hours.


Illinois Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is a Registered Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor through the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 216.000270. This course qualifies for 6.0 CE Credit Hours.


New York Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department, State Board for Physical Therapy as an approved provider for physical therapy and physical therapy assistant continuing education. This course qualifies for 7.6 contact hours. 


Texas Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

This activity is provided by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Accredited Provider #2106032TX and meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas. This activity will provide 6.25 CCUs. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.


California Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board, #PDP 319. This course meets the qualifications for 6.0 hours of continuing professional development credit for Speech-Language Pathologists or Audiologists, as required by the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board.


Kansas Speech-Language Pathologists or Audiologists

Approved for 7.5 continuing education clock hours for Kansas licensed Speech-Language Pathologists by the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services.


Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists

ASHA

This course is offered for .6 live ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).

** Please note that Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists must complete the post-test and evaluation within two weeks of attending the live webcast if they would like their participation submitted to the ASHA CE Registry. Detailed instructions will be provided the day of the program under the Handouts section of the online program.


Other Professions

This activity qualifies for 380 continuing education minutes as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your activity advertisement and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements. 



Handouts

Faculty

Angela Mansolillo Related seminars and products: 5

MA/CCC-SLP, BCS-S


Angela Mansolillo, MA/CCC-SLP, BCS-S, is a speech-language pathologist and Board Recognized Specialist in Swallowing Disorders with over 21 years of experience. She is a senior speech-language pathologist at Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton, Massachusetts where she is involved in evaluation, treatment, and program planning for adults and children with dysphagia.

In addition, she is a clinical supervisor and adjunct faculty member at Elms College Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders in Chicopee, Massachusetts. For over 15 years, she has worked in a variety of clinical settings, provided numerous regional and national presentations and served as guest lecturer at several colleges and universities throughout Massachusetts.

Ms. Mansolillo received her Bachelor of Arts degree in communication from Rhode Island College and earned her Master of Arts in speech-language pathology from the University of Connecticut. She is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and is a member of Special Interest Division 13, which focuses on swallowing and swallowing disorders.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Angela Mansolillo has an employment relationship with Cooley Dickinson Hospital. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Angela Mansolillo is board certified specialist, Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders of the American-Speech-Language-Hearing Association. 


Additional Info

Program Information

CD/DVD

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Additional Resources

To order the book, Building Social Skills for Autism, Sensory Processing Disorders and Learning Disabilities, please visit our product store.

To order the book, Self-Regulation and Mindfulness, please visit our product store.


Access Period for Live Webcast

For live CE credit, you must watch the live webcast in its entirety at its scheduled time and complete the CE quiz and evaluation within one week. You will have access for 90 days after the program for review.


Webcast Schedule

Please note: There will be a lunch and two 15-minute breaks; one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Lunch and break times will be announced by the speaker and at their discretion. A more detailed schedule is available upon request.


Objectives

  1. Examine the interplay between oral-motor, gastrointestinal, and respiratory systems and their impact on food refusal in children in order to expand volume and variety of intake.
  2. Identify the signs and symptoms of pharyngeal dysphagia in children to prevent aspiration associated illnesses.
  3. Pinpoint advantages and challenges associated with dietary modifications and use of thickened liquids with a goal of increasing safe oral intake.
  4. Discuss the rationale for various dietary recommendations currently being implemented with children in order to separate fact from fiction about special diets.
  5. Determine the pros and cons of various oral-motor & sensory treatment approaches to maximize safe, pleasurable eating and drinking in children.
  6. Develop a behavioral treatment plan to address problem feeding behaviors including food refusal, limited food repertoire, low volume of intake, and rigidity around foods and utensils.

Outline

RESPIRATORY SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT AND FUNCTIONS

  • You Can’t Eat If You Can’t Breathe
  • Breathing/Swallowing Coordination and Discoordination
  • Role of pulmonary clearance
  • Aspiration and aspiration pneumonia
  • Incorporate respiratory indicators in evaluation
  • Exercise Interventions for breathing/ swallow discoordination and respiratory insufficiencies

PHARYNGEAL DYSPHAGIA

  • Clinical assessment matters!
  • Instrumental assessment options
  • Improving pharyngeal swallow function
  • Interventions to decrease aspiration risk
  • Dietary modifications – texture modifications and thick liquids pros and cons
  • Oral hygiene
  • Interactive case review – What your client’s gut is telling you

GI SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT

  • GI system and respiration connection
  • Reflux and Reflux Disease
  • Constipation
  • Allergies
  • Dietary and lifestyle interventions
  • Food allergies and the gut
  • Positioning and sleep

ORAL MOTOR FUNCTION

  • Postural stability matters
  • Oral muscles are not skeletal muscles
  • Exercise Interventions - are they right for your client

SENSORY PROCESSING AND EATING – CAN’T HAVE ONE WITHOUT THE OTHER

  • Food as therapy
  • The role of taste and smell
  • Strategies – how to expand food repertoire

WHEN IT REALLY IS BEHAVIOR

  • What’s the behavior’s form AND function
  • Examining the feeding environment
  • Finding the right reinforcement strategy
  • Behavioral intervention in 5 steps:
  • Environment, hunger, reinforcement, shaping and parent training
  • Interactive case review – when it’s behavior…but not just behavior

WEANING FROM TUBE FEEDING

  • Priming the Gut
  • Rapid vs. Gradual weans
  • Blended diets
  • Strategies for Tube Feed Weaning
  • Blended diets – when and who

MORE NUTRITIONAL INTERVENTIONS for Pharyngeal Dysphagia, GI Development, Oral Motor Function, Sensory Processing, Behavior and Tube Feeding

  • Nutrition and immune system function
  • Supplements
  • Which special diets are really special
  • Techniques to improve nutrition 

Target Audience

  • Speech-Language Pathologists
  • Speech-Language Pathology Assistants
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Dieticians
  • Dietary managers
  • Physical therapists
  • Nurses
  • Early Childhood Special Education Staff
  • Other Helping Professionals who Work with Children

Reviews

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Overall:      4.6

Total Reviews: 160

Comments

Megan A

"Great course! Love the webcast format too!"

Crystal E

"Great presentation! Angela had a wonderful, natural, and genuine way of presenting information. She is the ideal presenter in my opinion. "

Narwon R

"Great presenter. Very engaging and informative. "

Alexa R

"This was one of my favorite courses. Very applicable to my profession as an OT. Thank you Angela! You held my attention the whole time!"

Chelsea M

"This was a very informative and educational class! I learned a lot and feel more confident in my knowledge of feeding therapy. Thanks!"

Cathy E

"excellent course"

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