This is Part 1 of a two-part series. SLPs involved in the care of infants with feeding and swallowing difficulties provide assessment and treatment to promote safe, positive feeding experiences. This course will provide an overview of feeding and swallowing problems that can occur in infants, including a discussion of risk factors and underlying etiologies. A review of the research related to best practices in assessment and treatment of these infants will be presented.
Part 2: Course 9555
Course created on December 17, 2020
- After this course, participants will be able to identify potential risk factors associated with infant feeding and swallowing difficulties.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify potential medical components related to infant feeding and swallowing difficulties.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the key elements of current research evidence related to best practices in assessment/treatment of infant feeding/swallowing difficulties.
|5-15 Minutes||Overview of infant feeding and swallowing disorders|
|15-45 Minutes||Medical aspects of infant feeding and swallowing disorders|
|45-55 Minutes||Integrating evidence-based practice|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary, Q&A|
CScD CCC-SLP, BCS-S, IBCLC
Dr. Pusins is a speech-language pathologist and board-certified lactation consultant who specializes in infant/pediatric feeding and swallowing. She also has been awarded board certification in swallowing disorders from the American Board of Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders. She has extensive experience in the area of infant/pediatric feeding and swallowing disorders and has worked in both the outpatient and inpatient settings, including the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and pediatric intensive care unit (PICU). Currently, Dr. Pusins is an Associate Professor/Clinical Supervisor teaching graduate-level courses and supervising graduate students during their clinical practicum.
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