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Pediatric VitalStim Therapy 1: Enhancing Decision Making
Learn the key components of an effective pediatric VitalStim treatment including evaluation, clinical analysis, treatment planning, and intervention skills. The course will focus on building upon muscle physiology, kinesiology, swallowing mechanism changes across infancy through adulthood, concepts of electrical stimulation, electrode placement, dynamic systems theory, and more. Through labs, videos, and case studies, and discussion, the participant will build their problem-solving skills to treat the pediatric VitalStim caseload.
  • Feeding and Swallowing
  • Neonatal Suckling vs Sucking Pattern
  • Muscle Movement Refresher
  • CN Accessible to NMES
  • Airway, Positioning, Esophagus & Sensory
  • Muscle Physiology & NMES
  • Electrode Placement: Infant & Toddler
  • Electrode Placement: Pre-school & Up
Pediatric VitalStim Therapy 2: Enhancing Decision Making
Learn the key components of an effective pediatric VitalStim treatment including evaluation, clinical analysis, treatment planning, and intervention skills. The course will focus on building upon muscle physiology, kinesiology, swallowing mechanism changes across infancy through adulthood, concepts of electrical stimulation, electrode placement, dynamic systems theory, and more. Through labs, videos, and case studies, and discussion, the participant will build their problem-solving skills to treat the pediatric VitalStim caseload.
  • Placement Strategies
  • Placement & Feeding Video
  • Keys to Effective Therapy
  • Decision Making for an Effective Treatment Plan
  • Case Study #1
  • Case Study #2
  • Videos of treatments
  • Case Study #3
Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing Skill Acquisition Around Developmental Milestones
There is a dynamic interplay of infant/child development required to master feeding and swallowing across the age continuum safely and efficiently. This specialized pediatric anatomy and physiology course uniquely ties in motor and developmental skill acquisition to feeding and swallowing skill acquisition. The progression of feeding and swallowing skills is reliant upon stability in 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. These dynamic instructors use pictures and videos to enhance learning.
  • The Newborn
  • Infant Swallow
  • One to Two Months
  • Three to Five Months
  • Six Months
  • Nine Months
  • Twelve Months
  • Eighteen Months
  • Two Years
  • Three to Five Years
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