Pediatric Videofluoroscopic Swallow Studies: From Physiology to Analysis


Evolution of physiology from infancy forward. Extensive information for conducting and interpreting pediatric swallow studies and problem-solving at each juncture. Learn how to look beyond aspiration and appreciate the entire swallow pathway and its potential for compensations and maladaptations in relation to co-morbidities. Procedures in preparation for and during the study that are most common across the US. Recommendations and optional treatment modalities specific to pediatrics will be highlighted. A pediatric history and report format provided to enhance learning. Videos of normal swallowing and typical radiographic swallowing problems will be shown, case scenarios, and real-life examples discussed. Leave with a new appreciation for the essential current perspectives and the importance of problem-solving each infant/child and his unique presentation. Learn strategies to enhance MD understanding, buy-in and support from a clinician “in the trenches”. Feedback from SLPs noted “Phenomenal up-to-date compendium of information and pediatric videos!” and “no cookbook answers, focus on looking at big picture and use of critical thinking.”

Learning Outcomes • Describe normal radiographic swallowing behaviors in pediatrics (neonate -> 5 years) • Delineate differences between pediatric and adult studies • Describe optimal procedures for pediatric patients • Describe typical problems and compensations used in pediatrics • Discuss recommendations and highlight treatment modalities specific to the pediatric population

Location University Health Lakewood
7900 Lee’s Summit Rd.
Kansas City, MO 64139
Date 4/17/2022 8:00 AM - 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 1.75 - Assessment
1.0 - Atypical Development
1.0 - Intervention
1.0 - Typical Development
1.0 - Working with Families
Cost $285
Status Closed