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Treatment of Children with Dysphagia

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 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. Cases will be presented to illustrate management decision-making in the context of the evaluation and the model introduced during the first two courses in this series.

Meet Your Instructors

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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Chapters & Learning Objectives

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1. What are the basic principles underlying the management of all infants and children with FSDs?

This chapter will provide an overview of the basic concepts underlying management of all children with FSDs. It will include a description of cardiopulmonary and nutritional stability as well as the tenets of neuroplasticity and a description of areas of therapeutic focus. Understanding these concepts is critical to the safe care and well-being of affected children.

2. Case Example: Anatomic Structural Condition

This chapter will focus on one case presentation to illustrate concepts ranging from evaluation through management

3. Case Example: Neurologic Based Etiology

Case presentation will illustrate concepts ranging from evaluation to management

More Courses in this Series

Childhood Assessment of Normal and Dysfunctional Feeding & Swallowing

Presented by Joan Arvedson, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, ASHA Fellow and Maureen Lefton-Greif, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, BCS-S, ASHA Fellow

Childhood Assessment of Normal and Dysfunctional Feeding & Swallowing

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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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Evaluation of Infants and Young Children with Suspected Dysphagia

Presented by Joan Arvedson, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, ASHA Fellow and Maureen Lefton-Greif, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, BCS-S, ASHA Fellow

Evaluation of Infants and Young Children with Suspected Dysphagia

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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 be evaluated, and the advantages versus disadvantages associated with each type of evaluation process.

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