03/06/19: Updates in Pediatric Dysphagia
March 6, 2019
4:00 to 5:00 pm. CST
The registration for this webinar will close on March 6, at 12:00 pm cst.
Instructor: Lauren Eckerle, MA, CCC-SLP, Clinical Manager, Outpatient Pediatrics, Shirley Ryan AbilityLab
Audience: Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Speech- Language Pathologists
Description: The incidence of dysphagia in pediatrics is increasing, creating a greater need for evidence-based assessments and interventions. In spite of this, there is limited evidence to support treatment in this population. This webinar focuses on how researchers look to identify and classify dysphagia in children and how clinicians can apply principles from evidence-based assessment and treatment of dysphagia in the adult population. Course topics will include strategies for improving posture and stability for swallowing, evidence-based principles to assess swallowing in pediatric patients, and principles of motor learning to treat pediatric dysphagia.
Objectives: Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
- Identify one strategy for improved posture and stability for swallowing
- Select evidence-based principles to assess swallowing in pediatric patients
- Apply principles of motor learning to treatment of pediatric dysphagia
Continuing Education Credits
Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is an approved provider for the American Occupational Therapy Association to offer continuing education in occupational therapy. This intermediate level program awards occupational therapists 0.1 CEUs or 1 contact hour. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Category 2: OT Process
This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).
Financial - Receives an honorarium for presenting this webinar from the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab
Non-Financial - No relevant non-financial relationship exists