Master skills to implement in your practice immediately with continued SLP master class. This four-hour Master Class examines gastroesophageal reflux disease, respiratory impairments, oral motor deficits, and sensory/behavioral issues that can complicate feeding and swallowing in children. Strategies for assessment and management are provided along with interventions specific to each child's underlying deficits.
Course created on March 1, 2021
- After this course, participants will be able to describe normal reflux and identify two potential causes of gastroesophageal reflux disease in children.
- After this course, participants will be able to list three lifestyle and therapeutic strategies for the management of reflux disease to facilitate improved feeding outcomes.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the impact of respiratory disease and dysfunction on swallow safety in children.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify three therapeutic strategies to improve breathing-swallow coordination.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the impact of oral motor impairments on effective cup, spoon, and straw use.
- After this course, participants will be able to list three oral motor interventions to improve bolus management and utensil utilization.
- After this course, participants will be able to explain the impact of sensory and behavioral issues on food acceptance and food repertoires in children with feeding disorders.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify three sensory and/or behavioral interventions to expand food repertoire and increase volume of intake.
|0-60 Minutes||Topics in Pediatric Dysphagia: The Role of Reflux|
|60-120 Minutes||Topics in Pediatric Dysphagia: Respiration and Swallowing|
|120-180 Minutes||Topics in Pediatric Dysphagia: Improving Oral Motor Skills for Feeding and Utensil Use|
|180-240 Minutes||Topics in Pediatric Dysphagia: Managing Sensory and Behavioral Issues|
MA CCC-SLP, BCS-S
Angela Mansolillo, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, is a Speech-Language Pathologist and Board Certified Specialist in Swallowing Disorders with over 30 years of experience. She is currently a senior Speech-Language Pathologist at Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton, Massachusetts where she provides evaluation and treatment services for adults and children with dysphagia and is involved in program planning and development for inpatient and outpatient programming including quality improvement initiatives, patient education, and clinical policies and protocols. In addition, she is an adjunct faculty member at Elms College Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders in Chicopee, Massachusetts. Over the course of her career, she has worked in a variety of clinical settings, provided numerous regional and national presentations, and lectured at several colleges and universities throughout Massachusetts.
Ms. Mansolillo received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from Rhode Island College in 1983 and earned her Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology in 1985 from the University of Connecticut. She is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and is a member of Special Interest Division 13, which focuses on swallowing and swallowing disorders.
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