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Course Number: ABIO2101
When: Available January 1, 2021 – December 1, 2024
Where: Audio available after release date and registration under “Course Content” at the bottom of this page.
Description: This session discussed the oral prep and oral transit phases of dysphagia, as well as the evidence base for management of pediatric feeding difficulties specifically related to oral phases. This session explored behavior management techniques related to dysphasia and the prevalence of feeding difficulties in children with developmental difficulties.
Who This Course Is Good For:
- Any ASHA member, CCC holder, or other professional that is licensed or credentialed to practice speech-language pathology (SLP) or audiology or preparing to earn ASHA CEUs.
- Any professional who works with pediatric clients that have feeding and swallowing difficulties.
- Any professional who is seeking to learn more about the treatment and assessment of pediatric feeding and swallowing disorders.
- Any professional who is seeking to learn more about behavior management techniques in the treatment of behavioral feeding disorders.
Who This Course Isn’t Good For:
- Any professional who is not familiar with the term dysphagia.
- Any professional that does not currently work with any pediatric clients that have feeding or swallowing difficulties and does not plan to in the near future.
Venita Litvack, M.A, CCC-SLP
Venita is an Assistive Technology (AT) Consultant in south Florida. She has a passion for using AAC, AT, and literacy to support individuals with complex communication needs, autism, and other disabilities. Venita has delivered poster presentations on several topics related to AAC at ASHA and co-presented several ASHA CEU accredited courses. Venita co-authored two articles published in ASHA Leader’s online publication, as well as the Lou Knows What to Do book series published by Boys Town Press. Recently, Venita started utilizing the power of social media to empower and motivate educators across the country through the Speechie Side Up podcast, blog, Instagram account, and YouTube channel.
Deirdre Muldoon, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, BCBA-D
Dr. Deirdre Muldoon is a speech-language pathologist and a doctoral-level board-certified behavior analyst. She has worked with families of children with language disorders, developmental disabilities, and challenging behaviors in homes, clinics, and school settings. Deirdre’s research interests center on understanding, acceptance, and implementation of evidence-based practices in speech-language pathology, special education, and applied behavior analysis. Her current area of research interest is the implementation of evidence-based practices in behavioral feeding disorders and language intervention in ASD. Deirdre has presented and published in the area of behavioral feeding disorders both nationally and internationally.
Venita Litvack has the following relevant financial relationships to disclose: ownership interest in Speechie Side Up, LLC and Tassel Learning, LLC; royalties from the Lou Knows What to Do book series.
Venita Litvack has the following relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose: member of the ASHA Special Interest Group 12.
Deirdre Muldoon has the following relevant financial relationships to disclose: Deirdre Muldoon receives a salary from The College of St Rose.
Deirdre Muldoon has no nonfinancial relationships to disclose.
As a result of this activity, participants will:
- Define the oral prep and oral transit phases of dysphagia and why they are significant.
- Identify the two forms of assessment for pediatric feeding disorders.
- Identify at least three behavior management techniques for dysphagia.
- Describe the prevalence of feeding difficulties in children with developmental difficulties.
|10 min||Introductions and Backgrounds|
|6 min||Defining oral prep and oral transit phases of dysphagia|
|13 min||Discussion of why the oral prep and oral transit phases of dysphasia are significant|
|7 min||Discussion of the evidence base for management of pediatric feeding difficulties specifically related to oral phases|
|9 min||Discussion of behavior management techniques for dysphagia|
|15 min||Discussion of the prevalence of feeding difficulties in children with developmental difficulties|
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