The acquisition of oral feeding skills is often the final barrier to discharge from the NICU for medically fragile/premature infants and their family. Long term feeding success requires a team approach, including the family and medical team. Speech Language Pathologists have a unique role within this multidisciplinary team to optimize oral motor/feeding skill development.
Course created on August 31, 2015
- After this course, participants will be able to identify three benefits and challenges of working in a multidisciplinary team approach to oral motor/feeding skill development.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the unique skill set/perspective the Speech Language Pathologist brings to the NICU multidisciplinary team to support oral motor/feeding skill development.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe three strategies to work collaboratively with the medical team/family to support oral motor/feeding skill development.
|5-10 Minutes||The NICU work setting|
|10-15 Minutes||Skill set, unique perspectives Speech Pathologist brings to NICU setting|
|15-45 Minutes||Benefits to a Team Approach|
|45-55 Minutes||Case Presentation|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary, Q & A|
Kay Thurston, MS, CCC-SLP
Kay Thurston is a pediatric speech language pathologist with over 29 years of experience. She has worked in a variety of clinical settings including public schools, private practice, home care, outpatient pediatric clinics and hospitals. For the past 20 years Kay has worked for Children’s Hospital at Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs where she helped develop and implement their feeding program. For the past 14 years Kay has worked in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. She has presented locally and nationally on topics of oral motor feeding development, swallowing development, infant feeding assessment, feeding the fragile infant and working in a multidisciplinary team in the NICU.
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American Speech-Language-Hearing Assn.
This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional Area)
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Kansas Dept for Aging and Disability Services
Approved for 1 continuing education clock hour(s) for Kansas licensed Speech Pathologists by the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services. Long-Term Sponsorship number: LTS-S1370.
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