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Childhood Assessment of Normal and Dysfunctional Feeding & Swallowing

presented by Joan Arvedson and Maureen Lefton-Greif

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Maureen Lefton-Greif

Financial: Maureen Lefton-Greif receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. She is also the Principal Investigator (MPI), NIDCD, 5R01DC011290-02, Standardization of videofluoroscopic swallow studies for bottle-fed children, 2011 to 2015 – Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing: Assessment and Management. Third Edition, Plural Publishing (In Progress)

Non-Financial: No relevant non-financial relationship exists.

Joan Arvedson

Financial: Joan C. Arvedson receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. She also is authoring Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing: Assessment and Management. Third Edition, Plural Publishing (In Progress). She has authored through Northern Speech Services, Inc. www.nss-nrs.com Interpretation of videofluoroscopic swallow studies of infants and children. A study guide to improve diagnostic skills and treatment planning (2007)

Non-Financial: No relevant non-financial relationship exists.

Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.

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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 on the development system.

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

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…

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Maureen Lefton-Greif, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, BCS-S, ASHA Fellow

Maureen Lefton-Greif, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, BCS-S is a Professor of Pediatrics, Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She is an ASHA fellow. Dr. Lefton-Greif is recognized nationally and internationally as a leader in linking clinical practice with research. Her work is credited with identifying dysphagia in…

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1. What are feeding/swallowing disorders (FSD) in children

This chapter will provide an overview of FSD, and the prevalence and incidence of these problems in children. Challenges/barriers for understanding and managing these problems will be reviewed. This information establishes the framework for appreciating these problems, which are increasing in frequency.

2. Swallowing and Swallowing Development

This chapter will review the development and purposes of fetal swallowing, and review typical post-natal feeding/swallowing. This includes functions, global changes and recent data. This chapter will finish with a review of the phases of swallowing and their functions

3. Disruptions in Phases of Swallowing

Common etiologies underlying the development of feeding/swallowing disorders will be reviewed, the manifestation of the typical problems and their prognosis for change will be reviewed in this chapter. It will also cover categories of disruptions and identification of populations at risk for disruptions.

4. Q&A Panel Discussion

This section will summarize the sections covered and identify next steps: evaluation and management. There will be a review of FSD’s and impact of the problems and an identification of the next steps.

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