Updates in Pediatric Dysphagia

Note: You will have until March 30, 2024 to complete and review the course material. This webinar will not be accessible after this date. 

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

    Instructor: Lauren Eckerle, MA, CCC-SLP, Clinical Manager, Outpatient Pediatrics, Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

    Audience: Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Speech- Language Pathologists, Nurses

    Continuing Education Credits

    Occupational Therapy 

    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

    Speech-Language Pathology


    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

    Basic Computer Requirements: To participate, you will need access to a device with an Internet connection. Computers, laptops, iOS and Android devices are supported. High-speed broadband Internet access (LAN, Cable or DSL) is highly recommended.

    Additional requirements include:

    • Web browser: latest version of Chrome, Firefox, or Safari
    • JavaScript and Cookies enabled
    • Speaker or headset to listen to recorded audio files
    • Speaker and microphone, or headset with microphone, or phone to listen to webinar facilitators
    • Do NOT use Internet Explorer or Microsoft Edge as they are not supported.

      Cancellation Policy: To request a cancellation of an on-demand program, please provide written notice by letter, email, or fax or contact us by phone within 24 hours of placing your order and we will refund you the full course fee. If you cannot give notice within 24 hours, a credit towards a future course of equal value would apply.


      Online Learning Nurses Occupational Therapists Occupational Therapy Assistants Speech Language Pathologists