Sensory & Motor Principles of Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing

Pediatric feeding and swallowing involves a dynamic interplay of systems that work together for efficient, safe and enjoyable feeding experience for the infant or child. Feeding and swallowing skill acquisition is reliant upon stability in these other systems. By analyzing the characteristics and variables of these systems, the pediatric feeding therapist will be empowered to more appropriately treat the whole child and make the best gains possible for their patients. Come and learn how to analyze a few of these subsystems and walk away with interventions to help make the feeding experience more fun, safe and enjoyable for your pediatric patients. Current evidence based information will be discussed. Pictures and videos will be used to enhance learning.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

Course Instructor(s)

Course Agenda

Day 1

07:30 - 08:00
08:00 - 09:00
Oral Motor and Swallowing Anatomy & Physiology
09:00 - 10:15
Oral Motor and Feeding Developmental Sequence
10:15 - 10:30
10:30 - 11:15
Assessment of Motor Systems & Impact on Feeding Skills
11:15 - 12:00
Assessment of Airway Competence & Postural Control
12:00 - 01:00
Lunch on your own
01:00 - 01:30
Assessment of Sensory System & Impact on Feeding Skills
01:30 - 02:15
Development of Treatment Plan
02:15 - 02:30
02:30 - 04:30
Interventions, Interventions, Interventions!
04:30 - 05:00
Partnering with Families and Medical Team
05:00 - 05:30
Questions & Answers

Contact hours pre-approved for:

  • <b>0.8 CEUs (0.8 Contact Hours) SLPs, OT/COTAs</b> (unless otherwise noted below)
  • CIAO is an ASHA Approved Provider #AAWA (SLPs)
  • This course is offered for 0.8 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).
  • CIAO is an AOTA Approved Provider #4119 (OT/COTAs)
  • This course meets PDU requirements for NBCOT (8 PDUs)
  • CIAO is an IACET Approved Provider

The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

This course is offered for 0.8 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).

CIAO is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). CIAO complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. As a result of this accreditation, CIAO is accredited to issue the IACET CEU.

CIAO is recognized on the NBCOT Provider Registry (meets PDU requirements for NBCOT)