SAC Webinar: Pediatric Dysphagia: Guiding Clinical Practice

Rebecca Perlin, M.Cl.Sc, S-LP(C), reg. CASLPO
May 29 2019
Speech-Language Pathology
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CEE Eligible: 
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Presented by Rebecca Perlin, M.Cl.Sc, S-LP(C), reg. CASLPO

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Registration deadline: May 28, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. (ET)

May 29, 2019 – 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. (ET)

Time Zone Time
Pacific Time 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Mountain Time 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Central Time 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Eastern Time 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Atlantic Time 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Newfoundland Time 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.


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*All registered participants must be SAC members/associates


Cancellation Policy: Because we have limited spaces available for participants, if you are unable to attend the webinar you registered for, please contact Bev Cooper at as soon as possible.


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

This webinar is eligible for SAC CEEs (Category A).

Presenter Biography

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

Rebecca Perlin is the speech-language pathologist on the Feeding Clinic team at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital in Toronto. She has a special interest in the development of feeding skills and the management of feeding/swallowing difficulties in children with special needs, as well as consulting regularly with families, community clinicians and school personnel. Rebecca was recently a member of the SAC Current Clinical Issues in Dysphagia Practice in Canada Ad Hoc Committee.

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