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Functional Approaches to Evaluation and Treatment of PFDs

4.0 Hours
23
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Course Description

In this 4 hour course, a panel of presenters will share ideas on how to collaborate with care team members to help their clients reach their most potential. Topics of discussion will include the Importance of Transitional Foods, the vitality of Occupational Therapy for pediatric feeding, and the benefits of bringing the blender to the tube. Finally, the last hour will be spent looking at two case studies with the presenters working through evidence based practice of assessment and treatment for hypothetical individual with a dual diagnosis of Down syndrome and Autism Spectrum Disorder, as well as a second hypothetical case of an individual with Spastic Cerebral Palsy and a Seizure Disorder.


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Objective

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

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Session 1: The Importance of Transitional Foods:
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Describe what a transitional food is.
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Describe challenges of transitional foods and nutrition.
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Describe the intersection of cognition and mastication.
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Session 2: The Vitality of Occupational Therapy for PF:
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Describe the Scope of Practice of an OT as pertains to PFD.
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Describe 3 challenges that an OT may face in treatment of a PFD.
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Describe 3 possible solutions that may be used to treat a patient with a PFD.
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Session 3: The Benefits of Bringing the Blender to the Tube:
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Describe variations of “typical” tube feeding administrations and timelines.
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Describe how a blenderized enteral feed compares to synthetic formula enteral feeds.
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Describe 3 ways in which blenderized enteral feeds increase PO appetite.
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Session 4: Round Table Case Studies:
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Describe roles and responsibilities of each discipline in evaluation of the two case studies.
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Describe roles and responsibilities of each discipline in treatment of the two case studies.
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Describe additional IPP members that will need to engage for continuity of care purposes.
About Presenters

Michelle Dawson

MS, CCC-SLP, CLC

Michelle Dawson, MS, CCC-SLP, CLC, Member/Manager of HeartWood Speech Therapy in Columbia, SC, is the acclaimed host of “First Bite: Fed, Fun, Functional” a speech therapy podcast that addresses “all thangs” Pediatric Speech Therapy. She is an accomplished lecturer, traveling the nation delivering courses registered for ASHA CEUs on best practices for evaluation and treatment of the medically complex infant, toddler, and child with respect to their pediatric oropharyngeal dysphagia, as well as language acquisition within the framework of Early Intervention. She has served as the Treasurer for the Council of State Association Presidents, is a Past President of the South Carolina Speech, Language, and Hearing Association, 2020 recipient of the “Pediatric Feeding Disorder Awareness Champion” from Feeding Matters, a 2017 graduate of the ASHA Leadership Development Program, and 5-time recipient of the ASHA ACE Award.

Erin Forward

MSP, CCC-SLP

Erin currently resides in Greenville, SC but grew up in Rochester, NY where her family still resides. Erin attended the University of Pittsburgh for her Undergraduate degrees in Communication Science and Disorders and Psychology, and completed her Master’s degree in Speech Pathology at the University of South Carolina. She has worked in a variety of settings including early-intervention/home-health, NICU in a children’s hospital, and an outpatient feeding clinic. Erin currently works for a non-profit outpatient speech clinic, where she specializes in pediatric feeding and swallowing disorders. Erin is the Co-Host of the wildly acclaimed PodCourse/PodCast “First Bite: Fed, Fun, Functional a Speech Therapy”, sponsored by Speechtherapypd.com. Erin is passionate about engaging in interprofessional practice for her patients and advocating for attainment of functional independence for patients and their families, all done with a little bit of fun and joy. She believes that if you tell a child they can do something, they can do it, which is what makes working with children so rewarding, as they inspire her every day.

Elizabeth (Beth) Halpin

MHS, OTR/L, SCFES

Elizabeth (Beth) Halpin is an occupational therapist with 17 years of experience. She has spent the majority of her career (16 years) working in the pediatric setting. Elizabeth has worked in a variety of pediatric settings including, inpatient acute care, NICU, outpatient, school-based and home care. Elizabeth is currently the Primary Feeding Therapist and a founding member of an intensive feeding program in a major metropolitan children’s hospital in Columbus Ohio. Elizabeth has a specialty certification in Feeding, Eating and Swallowing from the American Occupational Therapy Association. Elizabeth has been published in peer-reviewed journals and presented on feeding at both a State and National Level.

Reva Barewal

DDS, MS

Reva Barewal is a clinical assistant professor at Oregon Health Science Center in the department of Pulmonology and Critical Care. She is a prosthodontist, and French culinary chef. She owns a multi-disciplinary private practice in Portland, OR. Her research interests include understanding the influence of transitional foods on food enjoyment and nutrition levels for individuals with dysphagia. She is particularly interested in better understanding the behavior of transitional foods in the mouth and the effects of masticatory function on dysphagia. Her passions lie in improving food enjoyment for all individuals and has created a line of snack supplements for people with swallowing problems that are savory and delicious. Please visit www.savorease.com to find out more.

Melissa Blandford

MS, RD, LDN

Melissa Blandford has over 20 years of experience working with enteral patients in the home setting as well as children with complex medical conditions. She worked with DME companies to assist with billing, insurance, and trouble shooting with enteral feedings in the home setting. She has worked with many families to educate on how to use blenderized enteral nutrition for tube feeding patients in order to provide a natural, whole food diet for this population. Melissa is currently the business development manager for Real Food Blends covering the east coast. She is active with reviewing the latest research on blenderized enteral nutrition and creating continuing education programs for various healthcare specialties.

Additional Information

This course is offered for 0.40 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level, Professional Area)

Course Timeline
Timeline
60 min: Session 1: The Importance of Transitional Foods
60 min: Session 2: The Vitality of Occupational Therapy for PFD
60 min: Session 3: The Benefits of Bringing the Blender to the Tube
60 min: Session 4: Round Table Case Studies
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 Dawson received compensation for this presentation from SpeechTherapyPD.com. Michelle is a Clinical Coordinator for the SLP Graduate Program at Frances Marion University, Florence, South Carolina.
Nonfinancial No relevant non-financial relationships exist. Volunteers with Feeding Matters
Disclosure Statement for Erin Forward
Financial Erin Forward received compensation for this presentation from SpeechTherapyPD.com.
Nonfinancial No relevant non-financial relationships exist.
Disclosure Statement for Elizabeth (Beth) Halpin
Financial Elizabeth (Beth) Halpin received compensation for this presentation from SpeechTherapyPD.com.
Nonfinancial No relevant non-financial relationships exist.
Disclosure Statement for Reva Barewal
Financial Reva Barewal received compensation for this presentation from SpeechTherapyPD.com.
Nonfinancial No relevant non-financial relationships exist.
Disclosure Statement for Melissa Blandford
Financial Melissa Blandford received compensation for this presentation from SpeechTherapyPD.com.
Nonfinancial No relevant non-financial relationships exist.

Michelle Dawson

MS, CCC-SLP, CLC

Erin Forward

MSP, CCC-SLP

Elizabeth (Beth) Halpin

MHS, OTR/L, SCFES

Reva Barewal

DDS, MS

Melissa Blandford

MS, RD, LDN

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