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Functional Feeding From Birth

1.0 Hours
127
Audio

Course Description

In this episode, Michelle and Diane tackle typical development for a healthy growing mouth, as well as compare and contrast factors in an evaluation between bottle and breastfeeding. They round out this dynamic hour with a crash course on which team member to consult with if systems are starting to go awry.


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Objective

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

1
Identify and describe 3 different parameters in an oral mech exam that they should assess when working with a newborn vs when assessing a 6 month old.
2
Identify and describe 2 differences when assessing an infant on a bottle vs at breast.
3
Identify and describe 3 professionals we could potentially refer to for collaboration/continuity of care when treating an infant/toddler.

About Presenters

Michelle Dawson

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.

Diane Bahr

MS, CCC-SLP, CIMI

Diane Bahr, MS, CCC-SLP, CIMI is a certified speech-language pathologist and infant massage instructor. She has practiced speech-language pathology since 1980 and has been a feeding therapist since 1983. Her experiences include teaching graduate, undergraduate, and continuing education courses; working with children and adults who exhibit a variety of speech, language, feeding, and swallowing disorders; and publishing/presenting information on oral sensory-motor function, assessment, and treatment. She is the author of the textbook Oral Motor Assessment and Treatment: Ages and Stages (Allyn & Bacon, 2001). She has also written a book for parents and professionals entitled Nobody Ever Told me (or my mother) That! Everything from Bottles and Breathing to Healthy Speech Development (Sensory World, 2010).

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 components of an oral mech exam for a newborn vs older infant
10 min: Discuss differences between a bottle feeding vs. a breast feeding exam with an infant
15 min: Discuss professionals that we may refer to for continuity of care/diagnostic work-up when treating an infant/toddler for feeding/swallowing issues.
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 James Madison University. 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 Diane Bahr
Financial Diane Bahr is the author of two books (listed above) for which she received payment and is the co-owner of Ages and Stages®, LLC for which she is paid.
Nonfinancial Diane Bahr is a volunteer board member for the Oral Motor Institute Study Group and a volunteer advisor for Future Horizons, Inc.

Michelle Dawson

MS, CCC-SLP, CLC, BCS-S

Diane Bahr

MS, CCC-SLP, CIMI

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