The Early Feeding Skills Assessment Tool: A Guide to Cuebased Feeding in the NICU


Join us for a Train-the-Trainer session on the Early Feeding Skills Assessment (EFS) Tool. Effective feeding care starts with assessment of what the infant needs to be successful. Learn to use the EFS to effectively plan provide an infant-guided approach to feeding. Simultaneously learn to train others back home to use the EFS to strengthen your unit’s feeding care. Review current research, the role of experience, dynamic systems theory, and feeding outcomes after NICU. Videotapes with enhanced audio of swallowing and breathing to learn key skill areas of the EFS: respiratory regulation, oral motor and swallowing function, physiologic stability, engagement, and change in coordination patterns of s-s-b as infants develop. Gain confidence scoring early feeding skills as not yet evident, emerging or established. Learn components of an infant-guided, co-regulated approach to feeding and contingent adaptations that make this approach so effective, using the EFS to plan individualized interventions. Receive resources to train others to use the EFS. As a group, network and navigate challenging issues and role-model a collaborative feeding practice. Perfect for your EI infants to guide feeding progress and interventions.

Location Dell Children's Medical Center
4900 Mueller Blvd
Austin, TX 78723
Date 9/19/2021 8:00 AM - 9/20/2021 4:00 PM (Check in 7:45 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
6. Periodic monitoring
8. Quality services
Credit Hours 3.0 - Assessment
3.0 - Atypical Development
5.0 - Intervention
2.0 - Typical Development
Cost $425
Status Closed