Advanced Infant/Pediatric Dysphagia: Problem-Solving Complex Patients and Practice Challenges


Two days of problem-solving your patients and learning along with a master clinician. This timely interactive seminar will bring you essential information to enhance your effectiveness as a specialist in pediatric swallowing and feeding and a sought-after member of your team. Correlating clinical data, co-morbidities (airway/GI/nutrition/neurologic/oral motor/sensory), and the infant/child’s behaviors is at the heart of completing a good differential. Apply critical problem-solving skills to complex cases, NICU infants through school-aged children. Explore hot topics in dysphagia (e.g., thickening, NMES, swallow studies, tongue tie) practice issues, therapist-physician relationships. Discuss your challenging patients. Perfect for both the novice to take it all in, and for the experienced clinician searching for an advanced level of problem-solving for complex cases and professional issues.

Learning Outcomes:
• Apply system-based differential diagnosis specific to clinical presentation of feeding/swallowing problems.
• Apply critical reflective thinking to a wide range of case presentations
• Explore strategies to address a wide range of feeding/swallowing problems
• Explain key concepts/challenges/evidence specific to at least three “hot topics” in pediatric dysphagia
• Navigate therapist-physician/team interactions
Seminar Content
• Complex interaction of respiratory, GI, airway, sensory and postural co-morbidities
• Case discussions and problem-solving
• Current challenges in service delivery across EI, hospital, school and community settings
• Broad range of interventions and individualizing plans of care specific to clinical presentation

Location Banner University Medical Center Phoenix
1111 E. McDowell Road
Phoenix, AZ 85006
Date 11/13/2021 8:00 AM - 11/14/2021 4:00 PM (Check in 7:30 AM)
Sponsor Pediatric Resources Inc.
Trainer Catherine Shaker, MS/CCC-SLP, BCS-S
Contact Catherine Shaker, MS/CCC-SLP, BCS-S (206) 949-7630
Principles 1. Support families
2. Active participation
3. Collaborative relationships
4. Specific IFSP goals
5. Comprehensive plans
8. Quality services
Credit Hours 1.0 - Atypical Development
5.5 - Intervention
Cost $450
Status Closed