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Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing Disorders – Webinar

April 19 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am MST

According to recent data published in Gastrointestinal Disorders, feeding disorders occur in up to 45% of the general pediatric population and up to 80% of children with developmental disabilities and complex medical conditions. The etiology of these disorders is often as varied as the clinical experiences and knowledge of the professionals who are providing treatment. Therefore, when working with children who are experiencing feeding and swallowing challenges, it is essential to have an understanding and knowledge of their medical history, etiology of the disorder, prior and current nutritional intake, sensory and behavioral responses, and caregiver(s’) involvement to provide the most comprehensive assessments and treatment plans.

This course will discuss key deficits and risk factors that need to be identified to develop a multidisciplinary plan of care based on the principle of specificity. Sensory and motor aspects of feeding and swallowing will also be addressed in addition to other barriers to successful oral intake. Guidelines for each of these areas within a developmental framework will be presented as well and evidence-based practice patterns will be discussed to develop effective treatment protocols and to identify ongoing assessment needs. Ethical and legal considerations regarding swallowing safety, oral feedings, and parent/caregiver choices will also be addressed collaboratively.


  • Develop a comprehensive protocol for identifying feeding and swallowing dysfunction and risk factors in pediatric clients
  • Integrate a multidisciplinary team approach in a PT/OT/SLP practice for the treatment of pediatric feeding and swallowing disorders


April 19
9:00 am - 11:00 am
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