Guest Speaker: Ms. Sally Asquith, M.S., CCC-SLP Sally received her degrees from Georgetown University in Japanese and Linguistics, and from the University of Texas at Dallas in Communication Disorders. Her professional experiences include: home-based therapy in Dallas ISD, as well as BabyNet and home health agencies; public schools; Duke University Child Development Unit; Carolina Cleft Lip and Palate Clinic; medical malpractice expert witness; and private practice. The majority of her career has focused on the zero to five population and children with multiple disabilities, autism, outcomes of prematurity, craniofacial anomalies, failure to thrive, cerebral palsy, many syndromes, and pediatric feeding disorders (PFD). Sally attends at least two national level PFD conferences each year, is a member of ASHA SIG 13 for Swallowing/Swallowing Disorders, collaborates with Feeding Matters on outreach and policy, and presents frequently on PFD.
Financial Disclosure: Sally Asquith, M.S., CCC-SLP has no relevant financial information to disclose. Non-Financial Disclosure: Sally Asquith, M.S., CCC-SLP has no relevant non-financial information to disclose.
Pediatric Feeding Disorders (PFD) affect ~20% of typically developing children (SC DHHS, CDC) and 80% of children with disabilities. It is particularly prevalent in our young, fragile populations of NICU graduates, toddlers/preschoolers with Down Syndrome and CP, and various other high-risk groups such as BPB and those with a history of reflux. This course will address the combined factors of: • common physical challenges such as esophageal inflammation and respiratory disorders related to PFD • tools available (bottles, nipples, cups, spoons) • textures/viscosities • external regulation and positioning
Learner Outcomes: Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:
Describe the developmental sequence of normal feeding skills.
Identify the key relationship between respiration and pediatric feeding disorders (PFD).
Explain those supportive strategies and tools for safe feeding with infants and toddlers.
Time Ordered Agenda 9:30-9:55 AM - Registration 10:00- 10:15 AM – Overview of Pediatric Feeding Disorders (PFD), key concepts, practical exercise 10:15 - 10:45 Developmental sequence of normal feeding 10:45 – 11:15 AM – Smoking guns underlying and contributing to PFD 11:15-12:00 PM – Treatment and tools 12:00 -12:30 PM – Case studies 12:30-1:00 PM – Problem-solving and group discussion
This workshop is offered for .03 ASHA Continuing Education credits (CEUs)
Before October 1, 2017 After October 1, 2017 SCSHA Member $65.00 $80.00 SCSHA Non-members $80.00 $95.00