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Joan Arvedson, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, ASHA Fellow

Joan Arvedson Instructor Bio:
Joan Arvedson, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, is an internationally renowned clinician and teacher. She is Program Coordinator of Feeding and Swallowing Services at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin - Milwaukee.

She is Clinical Professor in the Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin - Milwaukee.

Dr. Arvedson received her BS, MS, and PhD from University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is an ASHA Fellow.

Dr. Arvedson has focused patient care, teaching, and research on swallowing and feeding disorders in infants and children, delivering evidence-based knowledge and immediately applicable strategies via workshops and seminars throughout the world. She emphasizes a functional “whole” child approach stressing the importance of collaboration among professionals and caregivers.
She has 3 books in publication: Interpretation of Videofluoroscopic Swallow Studies of Infants and Children: A study guide to improve diagnostic skills and treatment planning, 2007, Northern Speech Services; Pediatric Swallowing and Feeding: Assessment and Management, 2nd edition, 2002, with L. Brodsky, MD, Delmar Cengage Learning; Pediatric Videofluoroscopic Swallow Studies: A Profesional Manual with Caregiver Guidelines, 1999 (with M. Lefton-Greif, PhD), Pearson Publishing. Two self-study courses for continuing education by Dr. Arvedson (Clinical Decision Making and Management of Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing Problems) are available through ASHA. Dr. Arvedson has numerous articles focused on pediatric swallowing and feeding in peer reviewed journals.

Joan Arvedson's Continuing Education Courses

Childhood Assessment of Normal and Dysfunctional Feeding & Swallowing

Childhood Assessment of Normal and Dysfunctional Feeding & Swallowing

This session will focus on defining feeding/swallowing disorders (FSDs) in infants and children and discussing the prevalence and characteristics of these disorders, as well as identifying underlying etiologies and the impact of these problems… Read Morearrow_right

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Evaluation of Infants and Young Children with Suspected Dysphagia

Evaluation of Infants and Young Children with Suspected Dysphagia

This session will focus on the clinic/bedside and instrumental assessment of swallowing in infants and children. Information will include the basic information derived from each type of evaluation, identification of children who should… Read Morearrow_right

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Treatment of Children with Dysphagia

Treatment of Children with Dysphagia

This course will focus on the management of infants and children with FSDs. The basic management principles, their hierarchy, and neuroplasticity will be discussed. Specific levels of interventions and specific therapies will be reviewed.… Read Morearrow_right

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