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Course Description

**Take this course along with "Pediatric Feeding-The Big Picture 1" for a discounted price (up to $55.00 discount per person)!
In "Pediatric Feeding - The Big Picture I", we learned about the Motor, Sensory, and Behavioral causes of pediatric feeding disorders. In this intermediate level, follow-up course, using case studies and group discussion, OTs, SLPs and Dysphagia Professionals will delve into two more causes: Medical Problems and glitches in the Family Dynamics. Learn what you can and cannot do to help a child with severe gastrointestinal or cardiopulmonary problems eat. How does Prematurity contribute to feeding problems? Explore the effects of different medications on swallowing and why you should always know what meds your client is on. Discover some of the rarely explored effects on the family having a child with a feeding disorder and walk away with concrete ways to support and empower your families to help their child and themselves.
"Pediatric Feeding - The Big Picture I" MUST be taken prior to attending this course.

Participants need to bring an 8 pack of markers to the course.

Course Objectives

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

  • Discuss various medical issues that also cause feeding disorders in children.
  • List 3 strategies that can be used in the treatment of children with GERD and Cardiac/Respiratory Issues.
  • List 4 family paradigms that might be in operation in client families

Jennifer Meyer

M.A. CCC-SLP

Jennifer Meyer, M.A. CCC-SLP has over 20 years experience specializing in pediatric oral motor, speech, and feeding disorders. She is a popular national speaker and has received exceptional ratings for her courses. Jennifer has worked in many Neonatal Intensive Care Units, developed an outpatient hospital-based feeding program and served as an Oral Motor/ Feeding Consultant for Early Childhood Intervention Programs. In her role as Assistant Clinical Professor at Texas Woman’s University she taught Neurology, Language Development, and Dysphagia courses both on campus and online. She developed and served as the Clinical Coordinator of the Center for Assisting Families with Feeding and Eating (CAFFE). She is currently consulting with several Home Health companies in the Dallas-Ft., Worth area, including mentoring more than 150 therapists and assisting in the development of a High-Risk Infant program.
Financial Disclosures: Jennifer receives royalties from CIAO Seminars for the sale of this course.
Non-Financial Disclosures: There are no relevant relationships to disclose

Day 1

08:00 - 08:30
Brief Review of first three components of Feeding issues
08:30 - 10:30
Issues: Gastrointestinal, Cardiopulmonary
10:30 - 10:45
Break
10:45 - 12:00
Medical Issues continued: Pharmaceutical, Visual Impairment
12:00 - 01:00
Lunch (on your own)
01:00 - 03:00
Prematurity
03:00 - 03:15
Break
03:15 - 05:00
Family Dynamic Issues
05:00 - 05:30
Q&A

Delivery VIA:

  • Live By Request - This course is available to come to you! Contact us to see how easy that can be. mail@ciaoseminars.com

Contact hours pre-approved for:

  • 8.0 Hrs. PT/PTAs; OT/COTAs; SLP/SLPAs (unless otherwise noted)
  • CIAO is an ASHA Approved Provider #AAWA (SLP/SLPA)
  • This course is offered for 0.8ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).
  • CIAO is an AOTA Approved Provider #4119 (OT/COTA)
  • This course meets PDU requirements for NBCOT (8 PDUs)
  • CIAO is an IACET Approved Provider of CEUs (0.8 CEUs)
  • 8.0 hrs Illinois Early Intervention Program (4.0 Atypical; 4.0 Intervention)
  • CIAO is recognized as an Approved Provider for PT/PTAs by the NYSE Dept State Board for PT
  • CIAO is an Illinois Approved Provider for PT/PTA Continuing Education
  • This activity is provided by the TBPTE Accredited Prov. #1602009
  • This activity meets the continuing competence requirements for PT/PTA license renewal in TX
  • 8.0 Hrs. PT/PTAs in AR, CA(CERS#12-30081-2), IL, LA, NJ(712-2012), NY, OH(12S0434),
  • 8.0 Hrs. PT/PTAs in TN (#4475), TX (8 CCUs)
  • 9.5 Hrs. OT/COTAs in FL (CE Broker #20-200649)
  • This course is approved by the CA Board of OT for Advanced Practice:
  • - 7.5 hrs Swallowing CABOT#25-S8

Contact hours applied for:

  • OTs in CA for Advanced Practice


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



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



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.



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


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