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Dysphagia And Feeding Issues CEU Courses for SLPs

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Caregiver Training for Individuals Caring for Patients with Dysphagia
Presented by Debra Suiter, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S
Live WebinarThu, Apr 29, 2021 at 12:00 pm EDT
Course: #9708Level: Intermediate1.5 Hour
Critically ill individuals are often unable to participate actively in clinical-decision making, and the responsibility for this often falls to the caregiver. This course addresses caregiver and clinician roles and challenges, as well as factors to consider when counseling individuals caring for patients with swallowing disorders. The Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable (CARE) Act and its applications are also discussed.

DIRFloortime®: Beyond Playing on the Floor
Presented by Joleen R. Fernald, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-CL
Video
Course: #9642Level: Advanced4 Hours
The DIRFloortime® framework can be used not only with children with autism, but with a wide variety of ages and diagnoses. This 4-hour master class describes DIRFloortime principles and concepts such as Functional Emotional Developmental Capacities (FEDCs) and relationship-based intervention. Case studies provide examples of goals and therapy activities, including virtual experiences, for various populations.

Anatomy & Physiology of the Upper Aerodigestive Tract: Breathing and Swallowing in Adults
Presented by Nancy B. Swigert, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-S
Video
Course: #9621Level: Advanced2 Hours
Effective management of dysphagia in adults requires thorough knowledge of the anatomy and neurophysiology of swallowing and respiration and the coordination of these functions. Shared structures and neurophysiology of the aerodigestive tract are discussed as well as diseases of the respiratory system that can impact swallowing. Examples of application of this information to the evaluation and treatment of dysphagia are provided.

Topics in Pediatric Dysphagia
Presented by Angela Mansolillo, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-S
Video
Course: #9624Level: Advanced4 Hours
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.

Supporting Infants With Visual Impairment With Feeding
Presented by Marsha Dunn Klein, OTR/L, MEd, FAOTA
Video
Course: #1033781Level: Introductory1 Hour
This course discusses the developmental characteristics of children with visual impairments, including specifically potential feeding challenges and how these children develop trust in the feeding relationship. Strategies are presented for breast and bottle feeding and transition to solids and utensils, in order to support parent success.

COVID-19 and Dysphagia: What We Need to Know
Presented by Angela Mansolillo, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-S
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Course: #9575Level: Intermediate1 Hour
COVID-19 is a highly contagious virus that can result in many respiratory, otolaryngological, and neurological symptoms, including dysphagia. This course explores causal mechanisms of swallow dysfunction in patients with COVID-19 and discusses critical information about assessment and treatment of these vulnerable patients, such as the need to assess respiration during the clinical swallow evaluation.

Decision Making for Alternate Nutrition and Hydration - Part 2
Presented by Denise Dougherty, MA, SLP
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Course: #9582Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This is Part 2 of a two-part series on alternate nutrition/hydration (ANH). This course discusses criteria, such as prognostic indicators, that are used by healthcare professionals when making ANH recommendations. Benefits and burdens of ANH vs. oral intake in various disease processes, including Covid-19, are addressed, as well as the issues of patient-centered care and education.

Decision Making for Alternate Nutrition and Hydration - Part 1
Presented by Denise Dougherty, MA, SLP
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Course: #9581Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This is Part 1 of a two-part series about alternate nutrition and hydration (ANH). This course reviews patient and family concerns that impact the ANH decision-making process, including religious beliefs and culture. Advance directives are discussed and and resources for patients/families are provided.

Post-Extubation Dysphagia: Critical Information for Critical Patients
Presented by Angela Mansolillo, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-S
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Course: #9573Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Intubation provides access to mechanical ventilation for critically ill patients, but what happens when the patient is extubated? This course provides information about risk factors for and causes and consequences of post-extubation dysphagia, and discusses options for assessment and management of these critically ill patients.

Feeding Infants in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and Beyond: An Overview - Part 2
Presented by Jennifer Pusins, CScD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, IBCLC
Video
Course: #9555Level: Introductory1 Hour
This is Part 2 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 describe assessment procedures and evidence-based treatment techniques that can be implemented with these infants, including a discussion of breastfeeding management.