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Overview of Clinical Assessment and Instrumental Evaluation of Pediatric Dysphagia, presented in parternship with Cincinnati Children's

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1.5 Hour  

This course will cover aspects of the clinical feeding evaluation of pediatric dysphagia, indications for instrumental swallowing assessment, and the use of findings to guide recommendations for the initial treatment plan. Advantages and limitations of the clinical and instrumental assessment measures will be discussed.

Course created on December 13, 2016

Unlimited CEU Access - $99/year


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Course Learning Outcomes

  • After this course, participants will be able to identify the components of the clinical feeding evaluation of infants and children.
  • After this course, participants will be able to describe clinical indicators of swallowing dysfunction that signal the need for objective instrumental assessment of swallowing parameters.
  • After this course, participants will be able to describe the indications and contraindications for videofluroscopic and/or fiberoptic endoscopic assessments of swallowing, and the advantages and disadvantages of each examination.

Time-ordered Agenda

0-5 Minutes Introduction
5-30 Minutes Clinical evaluation considerations
30-55 Minutes Videofluoroscopy, indications, contraindications, advantages, limitations
55-75 Minutes Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing, indications, contraindications, advantages, disadvantages
75-85 Minutes Initial treatment planning based on assessment results
85-90 Minutes Conclusion; Q&A

Course Presenters

claire miller

Claire Miller, PhD, MHA, CCC-SLP

Claire Miller is the Program Director of the Aerodigestive and Esophageal Center/Interdisciplinary Feeding Team at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, and holds a clinical position in the Division of Speech-Language Pathology at Cincinnati Children’s. She has a faculty appointment as a Field Service Associate Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine, and also holds an Assistant Professor - Affiliate appointment in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Cincinnati.   Her research and clinical interests are in the area of pediatric dysphagia, with a focus on instrumental swallowing assessment and clinical management of infants and children with pediatric dysphagia. 


debbie dorr

Debbie Dorr, MA, CCC-SLP

Debbie Dorr is a member of the Division of Speech-Language Pathology, and participates on the Interdisciplinary Feeding Team, the Videofluoroscopic Swallowing Clinic, Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES) clinic and also works in the Multidisciplinary Feeding Treatment Clinic. Her area of clinical expertise and focus is evaluation and assessment of infants and children with varied medical diagnoses with accompanying dysphagia. 


Presenter Disclosure: Claire Miller - Financial: Claire Miller is employed by Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, SpeechPathology's cooperative partner for this event. Non-financial: No non-financial relationships to disclose. Debbie Dorr - Financial: Debbie Dorr is employed by Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, SpeechPathology's cooperative partner for this event.Non-financial: There are no non-financial relationships to disclose.

Sponsor Disclosure: This course is presented in partnership with Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.

Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.

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