SAC Webcast: Pediatric Dysphagia: Guiding Clinical Practice (2019)

Rebecca Perlin, M.Cl.Sc, S-LP(C), reg. CASLPO
Speech-Language Pathology
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This webcast is eligible for 1 SAC CEE (Category A).

Presented by Rebecca Perlin, M.Cl.Sc, S-LP(C), reg. CASLPO

Intended audience: Speech-Language Pathologists, Students

This session pertains to: Pre-School (0-4), School Aged (5-17)

Level: Introductory (Assumes that the participant has little or no familiarity with the literature and professional practice within the areas covered.)

Feeding and swallowing problems affect up to 80% of children with developmental difficulties across Canada. To support clinicians working in dysphagia, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital’s clinical and knowledge translation teams developed an evidence-based clinician handbook. This practical guide combines research and clinical expertise in a multidisciplinary framework to address feeding and swallowing issues. Using the framework and the handbook as tools that can be utilized in all practice settings, this workshop will focus on assessment and treatment strategies for the community clinician.

Learning Objectives

  1. Discuss key elements of a multidisciplinary and tiered framework for pediatric feeding and swallowing 
  2. Demonstrate how to apply the online handbook to clinical practice
  3. Identify the important components of a feeding and swallowing assessment, including medical, nutrition, swallowing, positioning, skill development and efficiency aspects and where to access further information using the handbook
  4. Discuss practical intervention strategies to address feeding and swallowing problems in children with special needs and where to access further information using the handbook
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