Transitioning to a solid diet is an important milestone in a child's journey. Learning mastication and bolus control for a child with a pediatric feeding disorder is dependent on the experience of the practitioner, the input and compliance of the family with recommendations, and the availability of the right foods to safely, effectively, and confidently advance a child’s diet. This course is designed to create a solid foundation for clinicians on the intricacy of transitional foods. Join Michelle Dawson, MS CCC-SLP, CLC, of “First Bite,” a pediatric speech therapy podcast, and Reva Barewal, DDS, MS, the prosthodontist turned culinary chef behind Savorease Therapeutic Foods, for two tantalizing hours as they embark on a review of the literature to inform attendees of the texture preferences understood in children with PFD. This presentation will explore the definition of transitional foods and the diversity of behavior under oral conditions, as well as during IDDSI testing. Case studies will be presented to demonstrate the timing of the use of transitional foods and their therapeutic value. The best part: clinical recommendations will be provided on how to functionally integrate information into your clinical pediatric practice.
By the end of this course, participants will be able to:
MS, CCC-SLP, CLC, BCS-S
Michelle Dawson, MS, CCC-SLP, CLC, BCS-S, serves as the Director of Clinical Education and Assistant Professor with James Madison University. Additionally, she is the acclaimed host of “First Bite: Fed, Fun, Functional” a weekly Speech Therapy Podcast that addresses “all thangs” 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 the medically complex infant, 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 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 ten-time recipient of ASHA’s ACE Award for continuing education.
Dr. Reva Barewal, is a practicing prosthodontist with 20 years of experience working in private practice with adults and children requiring oral reconstruction. Reva is a clinical assistant professor in the department of pulmonology and critical care at Oregon Health and Science University. She serves as a member of the U.S. and Territories IDDSI expert reference group. As an international speaker, lead research investigator in clinical trials related to transitional foods, and oral reconstruction, as well as her background as a French culinary chef, she brings a unique perspective to the eating challenges found across the lifespan with dysphagia and/or chewing related issues. Hearing personal stories of frustration and disappointment with food choices for people with dysphagia, she founded Taste For Life, a company that makes food products specifically geared to solve the nutritional and emotional needs to optimize dining health for people with dysphagia.
ASHA CE Provider approval and use of the Brand Block does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products or clinical procedures.
|10 min: Introductions and Backgrounds|
|35 min: Texture preferences in children with a pediatric feeding disorder|
|30 min: What is “Transitional Foods”?|
|30 min: Functional approaches to successfully integrate transitional foods as a therapeutic strategy for treatment of pediatric feeding disorder|
|15 min: Q&A|
|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 James Madison University. |
|Nonfinancial||Michelle Dawson is a volunteer with ASHA as the Topic Chair for Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing Disorders for ASHA 2023 Convention, additionally she is a volunteer with Feeding Matters, 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 the Speech Hearing Association of Virginia (SHAV), SCSHA, ASHA, ASHA SIG 13, the National Black Association for Speech, Language, and Hearing (NBASLH), and the Dysphagia Research Society (DRS). |
|Financial||Reva Barewal received compensation for this presentation from SpeechTherapyPD.com. She is a founder of Taste for Life company. Reva is a clinical assistant professor in the department of pulmonology and critical care at Oregon Health and Science University. |
|Nonfinancial||No relevant non-financial relationships exist. |