NICU Swallowing and Feeding: In the Nursery and After Discharge


Cutting-edge 2-days with an expert in the NICU. Essential evidence-based information for managing the complex swallowing and feeding needs of preterm and sick term infants in the NICU and in Early Intervention. Functional problem-solving approach to assessment and treatment, including a broad range of interventions and how to problem-solve. Hear the latest research and how it applies. Case studies and videos of neonates feeding enhance learning. Gain confidence with babies you are seeing in EI and with supporting parents. Attendees often say this is “The best NICU course you can find!” and “Now I know how to help my babies in EI!” Leave with amazing resources for future learning!

Learning Outcomes • Describe the impact of medical and developmental issues on swallowing and feeding in the NICU • Delineate the differences between feeding and swallowing behaviors: preterm infant vs. normal newborn vs. sick term infant vs. the chronically-ill preemie • Discuss assessment and treatment strategies for swallowing and feeding in this specialized population • List strategies for managing the complex needs of these infants and their families in the nursery and through the transition to home and community

Location University Health Lakewood
7900 Lee’s Summit Rd.
Kansas City, MO 64139
Date 4/18/2022 8:00 AM - 4/19/2022 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 2.5 - Assessment
1.0 - Atypical Development
8.5 - Intervention
1.0 - Typical Development
1.0 - Working with Families
Cost $400
Status Closed