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#7312-S Pediatric Feeding and Dysphagia: Where Do I Start – Live Webinar
August 3 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm MST
An estimated 15 million people in the US suffer from dysphagia, or difficulty swallowing. Dysphagia is a multifactorial disorder with different issues and causes that need to be addressed specifically with each client and many different professions are involved in addressing these issues. In this 2-hour interdisciplinary orientation to dysphagia and it’s components, you will learn three of the primary components of a feeding or swallowing disorder that need to be evaluated and treated and the common roles of the various disciplines involved. You will learn about the continuum of sensitivity and how sensory issues are often mistaken for behavioral problems. You will understand the relationship between gross motor skills and oral motor skills and common and not-so-common signs of dysphagia. Most importantly, you’ll gain a framework for understanding dysphagia with its many symptoms and causes and your contribution in treating it. (Introductory Level)
Instructor: Jennifer Meyer, M.A.CCC-SLP