NYMC > Academics > Course Descriptions > School of Health Sciences and Practice (SHSP) > Speech-Language Pathology Courses

PFDM 6002 Feeding/Swallowing Disorders in pediatric populations (Semester 1)


Lindsay Murray-Keane M.S., CCC-SLP, IBCLC, CNT Emily Stoddard M.S., CCC-SLP Hannah Tahhan-Jackson M.S., CCC-SLP, BCS-S, IBCLC, CNT

Credits: 3

Course Description:

Feeding/Swallowing Disorders in Pediatric Populations Through this course the principles of assessment are identified to which to explore a variety of disorders of feeding and swallowing possible in children. Beginning to look at presented cases through the lens of a diagnostician incorporating knowledge from Course #6001 Acquisition of feeding and swallowing skills in children. Feeding and swallowing disorders of multiple factors are reviewed for their features, swallowing expectations, and feeding manifestations. Prevalence of expected feeding disorders in specific populations are discussed, including specific syndromes and other medical etiologies. The learning modules build on the medical management of the medically complex pediatric client; education of multifactorial feeding disorders; education of oral dysphagia; education of pharyngeal dysphagia; diagnoses from prematurity through craniofacial disorders including: general information regarding diagnosis and specifics. Specific real-life cases are presented along with specifics related to oral, pharyngeal, and esophageal features. Evidence-based practice issues are incorporated into all aspects of the course. Interdisciplinary approaches to this area of atypical or disordered management are discussed. Meaningful assignments are provided utilizing evidenced based practice and journal article review to support areas of knowledge. Assignments incorporate skills to be adopted into daily SLP practice for future growth.