This course will provide information on the development of oral anatomy in utero, impact of cleft lip and palate on oral feeding, and evaluation and intervention to support oral feeding, as well as preparation for surgery and the surgical repair approach used at Cincinnati Children's Hospital.
Course created on February 2, 2017
- After this course, participants will be able to describe oral structures and their role in supporting oral feeding.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe how commercial cleft bottles support more efficient oral intake with patients with cleft lip and palate.
- After this course, participants will be able to list other interventions to support best outcomes for feeding.
|5-15 Minutes||In utero development, examples of clefting|
|15-35 Minutes||Infant Oral Feeding: Anatomy's support for function|
|35-50 Minutes||How cleft lip and/or palate impacts function; discussion of the assessment|
|50-75 Minutes||Interventions and evidence to support best function for oral intake|
|75-85 Minutes||Surgical process and therapy's role of supporting patient's oral feeding throughout|
|85-90 Minutes||Summary; Q&A|
Brenda Thompson, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-S
Brenda Thompson, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, is a full-time Speech-Language Pathologist at Cincinnati Children's Hospital and Medical Center with 20 years experience. She is on the inpatient team of Speech Pathologists and is dedicated to the level IV medical-surgical Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and provides additional follow-up care for infants in the craniofacial center. In her role, she provides clinical feeding and swallowing and instrumental swallowing evaluations using videofluoroscopy (VFSS) and Fiberoptic Endoscopy (FEES) to identify swallow function and assist with determining interventions to support safe feeding. In addition, she provides ongoing care to support feeding, swallowing and global infant development and provides caregiver education to support parent-infant interaction during feeding and play. She is a board certified specialist in swallowing and swallowing disorders from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association. In addition, she is a certified/reliable examiner in the Neonatal Oral Motor Assessment Scale (NOMAS) and the Nursing Child Assessment Satellite Training (NCAST). Ms. Thompson does many lectures and seminars on a state and national level in the areas of swallowing and swallowing disorders, neonatal feeding, feeding and swallowing in medically-fragile infants and toddlers, and cleft palate and craniofacial anomalies and their impact on feeding and swallowing.
Ann Clonan, M.Ed, CCC-SLP
Ann Clonan, M.Ed, CCC-SLP, is the Inpatient Clinical Manager in the Division of Speech-Language Pathology at Cincinnati Children's Hospital and Medical Center with 25 years experience. She specializes in providing service for communication/development, feeding and swallowing (clinical and instrumental) to infants (and their caregivers) throughout the inpatient environment with a primary focus in the level IV medical-surgical Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). She also provides services to those infants/families with their transition to Neonatal Follow up Clinic and the Craniofacial Center. She has completed training for NDT and NICAP.
Sponsor Disclosure: This course is presented in partnership with Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.
Content Disclosure: During the portion of the event that covers surgical processes, this course will focus on the method used by Cincinnati Children's Hospital and will not discuss other approaches.
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