Pediatric Feeding Disorders (Basco - Online)


Research indicates that 25% of children present with some form of a feeding disorder. For children with developmental delays this number increases to 80%. Disordered feeding can be the result of oral-motor dysfunction, sensory challenges, medical conditions, behavior, or a combination of these conditions. From infants to toddlers, feeding challenges can also have a profound effect on the child/caregiver relationship. Using a multi-disciplinary approach, practitioners can use assessment information to develop a comprehensive intervention plan addressing feeding challenges to support positive outcomes for the child and family.

This interactive course will provide participants with the knowledge and skills to conduct a feeding assessment and identify specific feeding challenges in infants and toddlers. The basis of feeding disorders will be explored including oral motor dysfunction and sensory-based challenges. Picky eating and behavior components will also be addressed. Participants will leave this one-day course with practical strategies and intervention techniques for improved bottle and breast feeding, cup drinking, expanding a child’s food repertoire, tolerance of different tastes, textures, and consistencies, and support of oral motor skill development. Nutrition and medical considerations will be discussed for the complicated feeder including food allergies, food sensitivities, and weaning from tube feedings. An array of nipples, bottles, cups, and utensils will be available for hands-on exploration. Criteria for choosing or modifying seating and positioning options will be presented. Coaching strategies for parents and caregivers will also be presented to support carryover of feeding skills. Video examples and case studies will be used to reinforce concepts.

Date 7/1/2022 - 6/30/2023
Sponsor Summit Professional Education
Trainer Kathryn K. Basco, M.A. CCC-SLP
Contact Customer Service (800) 376-8828
Principles 1. Support families
2. Active participation
3. Collaborative relationships
4. Specific IFSP goals
5. Comprehensive plans
Credit Hours 0.75 - Assessment
0.5 - Atypical Development
3.5 - Intervention
0.75 - Typical Development
0.5 - Working with Families
Cost $199.99
Cut Off Date 6/30/2023
Status Closed