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Common Pediatric Medications and Their Role in Feeding and Swallowing Disorders

1.0 Hours
68
Audio

Course Description

In this episode, Michelle is joined by Lisa Young Milliken, MA, CCC, FNAP, CDP, who received her BA from Louisiana Tech University and her MA from The University of Memphis in Audiology and Speech Language Pathology. Have you had questions regarding that laundry list of medications that your pediatric patient is taking? Did you know that certain common medications for GERD and seizure management could trigger an oropharyngeal dysphagia, trigger constipation, or result in bone density issues? As clinicians we need to understand how the medications that our patients are taking can impact their hunger cues and desire for PO trials, or contribute to safety issues for PO intake and Lisa is here to clarify the muddy waters that is pediatric medications.


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Objective

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

1
Identify and describe how typical drug classes that may result in adverse effects in children’s swallowing or cognitive skills.
2
Identify and describe 3 impacts to the GI system and hunger cues that common GERD medications (PPIs/H2RAs) can have on the body.
3
Identify and describe 3 ways in which seizure medications such as (Kepra, Onfi, Dilantin), impact cranial nerves for swallowing disorders.

About Presenters

Michelle Dawson

MS, CCC-SLP, CLC, BCS-S

Michelle Dawson, MS, CCC-SLP, CLC, BCS-S, serves as a speech-language pathologist with Wolfe Speech Therapy, LLC, in Staunton, VA, and adjunct professor with North Carolina Central University (NCCU) in Durham, NC. Additionally, she is the acclaimed host of “First Bite: Fed, Fun, Functional,” a weekly speech therapy podcast that addresses “all thangs” of pediatric speech therapy and is presented by SpeechTherapyPD.com. Michelle authored "Chasing the Swallow: Truth, Science, and Hope for Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing Disorders." She is an accomplished lecturer, traveling across the nation delivering courses on best practices for the evaluation and treatment of medically complex infants, toddlers, and children with respect to their pediatric oropharyngeal dysphagia, pediatric feeding disorder, as well as language acquisition within the framework of Early Intervention. She currently volunteers as the Topic Chair for the Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing Disorders committee for the 2024 American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Convention and volunteers as the co-chair for the Speech-Language-Hearing Association of Virginia (SHAV) Dysphagia and Pediatric Feeding Disorder Group, as well as a convention committee for the 2025 annual SHAV Convention. She has served as the Treasurer for the Council of State Association Presidents (CSAP), is a Past President of the South Carolina Speech, Language, and Hearing Association (SCSHA), a graduate of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s Leadership Development Program (ASHA LDP), a recipient of the Pediatric Feeding Disorder Awareness Champion from Feeding Matters, a recipient of the Louis M. DiCarlo Award for Outstanding Clinical Achievement from the SCSHA, a recipient of the State Clinical Achievement Award from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s Foundation, recognized as an ASHA Innovator in 2023, and eleven-time recipient of ASHA’s ACE Award for continuing education.

Lisa Milliken

MA, CCC-SLP, FNAP, CDP, RAC- CT, CADDCT

Lisa Milliken has served as a practitioner, regional manager, vice president, consultant, compliance director, and education specialist. She has lectured at the state and national levels with over 400 professional continued education courses on topics of importance to healthcare professionals. She is also a Certified Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Care Trainer and has mentored team members nationwide in senior retirement communities on clinical programming for the past 30 years. She is the Director of Research and Program Development for Regency Integrated Health Therapy Consulting. She is also the senior SLP supervisor/consultant for Brite Success and is the owner of Milliken Healthcare Consulting, where she teaches conferences across the country. Lisa is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, where she serves as a state advocate for Medicare Policy for Texas, is president-elect of the Texas Speech-Language and Hearing Association (TSHA), and is a distinguished fellow of public policy for the National Academies of Practice. She is also a board member of the Kingwood-Humble Aggie Mom club and lives in Houston, Texas.

Additional Information

Speechtherapypd.com
Introductory Level
0.10 ASHA CEU

ASHA CE Provider approval and use of the Brand Block does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products or clinical procedures.

Course Timeline

Timeline
10 min: Introductions and Backgrounds
10 min: Discuss how typical drug classes that may result in adverse effects in children’s swallowing or cognitive skills
10 min: Discuss impacts to the GI system and hunger cues that common GERD medications (PPIs/H2RAs) can have on the body
15 min: Discuss ways in which seizure medications such as (Kepra, Onfi, Dilantin), impact cranial nerves for swallowing disorders
15 min: Questions and Answers

Course Disclosure

The content of this course is based on the research and experience of the presenter. You are responsible to do your own research to determine if the information and skills taught are appropriate for your clients/students/patients.
Disclosure Statement for Michelle Dawson
Financial Michelle authored, "Chasing the Swallow: Truth, Science, and Hope for Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing Disorders" from which she receives royalties from the sale of it. She is the host of "First Bite: A Speech Therapy Podcast" for which she receives compensation from SpeechTherapyPD.com. She also receives compensation for numerous presentations from SpeechTherapyPD.com. She receives an annual salary from Wolfe Speech Therapy, LLC, and from North Carolina Central University (NCCU). She also receives profits from the sales of "First Bite Boutique".
Nonfinancial Michelle Dawson is a volunteer with ASHA as the Topic Chair for Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing Disorders for ASHA 2024 Convention, additionally she is a volunteer with Feeding Matters, Co-Chair of the Special Interest Group for Swallowing and Pediatric Feeding Disorders for the Speech-Language-Hearing Association of Virginia (SHAV), a Board of Trustee Member with the Communication Disorder Foundation of Virginia (CDF), a former Treasurer with the Council of State Association Presidents (CSAP), a Past President with South Carolina Speech, Language, and Hearing Association (SCSHA). She is a member of ASHA, ASHA SIG 10 and 13, SCSHA, SHAV, the Dysphagia Research Society (DRS), the National Black Association for Speech, Language, and Hearing (NBASLH), and the National Foundation of Swallowing Disorders (NFOSD).
Disclosure Statement for Lisa Milliken
Financial Lisa Milliken is the Director of Research and Program Development for Regency IHS. She receives an honorarium from SpeechTherapyPD.com for her podcast appearance.
Nonfinancial Lisa is a speaker for other organizations, including Summit Professional Education, Colibri, MedBridge, and other live conferences for state and regional associations and organizations.

Michelle Dawson

MS, CCC-SLP, CLC, BCS-S

Lisa Milliken

MA, CCC-SLP, FNAP, CDP, RAC- CT, CADDCT

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