This is Part 3 of a five-part pediatric feeding series. This course provides an overview of the evaluation and treatment of constipation. Constipation is a problem often associated with feeding and swallowing disorders in children. A review of some of the current literature relating to the topic is included. (Part 1: Course 8145, Part 2: Course 8146, Part 4: Course 8151, Part 5: Course 8152)
Course created on September 19, 2017
- After this course, participants will be able to list 3 components of a comprehensive evaluation of an individual with constipation.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify 3 diagnoses that are associated with frequent incidence of constipation.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe 3 treatment strategies to manage constipation.
|25-40 Minutes||Constipation/Association with Specific Diagnoses|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary, Q&A|
Dr. Rhonda Mattingly is an Associate Professor and the Director of Clinical Education in the Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, and Communication Disorders at the University of Louisville. She has been a practicing speech-language pathologist since 1989 and has spent most of her career working with infants and children with feeding disorders. Dr. Mattingly has provided services in the early intervention, outpatient, and inpatient settings. She worked at Norton Children’s Hospital, formally Kosair, and performed instrumental and clinical feeding and swallowing evaluations on preterm infants, term babies, children, and adolescents. She has provided ongoing treatment and parent/staff education both at Kosair and at the other facilities. In addition to other classes, Dr. Mattingly teaches a full semester graduate course in pediatric feeding and swallowing and has taught continuing education courses on the topic in over fifty cities in the U.S. and in Madrid, Spain. She is currently working with adults and children with swallowing disorders in her practice at University of Louisville Physicians and is performing pediatric fiberoptic endoscopic swallowing evaluations in the Louisville area.
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