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Acquisition/Development of Feeding/Swallowing Skills in Children

PFDM6001
The Department of Speech-Language Pathology of New York Medical College is offering American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) continuing education credits for the course PFDM6001 Acquisition/Development of Feeding/Swallowing Skills in Children.  ASHA continuing education credits are available only to those enrolled in this academic course through the Advanced Certificate in Pediatric Dysphagia Program. This course is offered as blended course with a synchronous office hour scheduled once a week.  Only participants who successfully complete the course and receive academic credit are eligible for ASHA continuing education credit. 

Course Dates: September 13, 2021 – December 23, 2021
ASHA Continuing Education Course ID: ABGW0001
Subject Code: 1040 Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia)
Course Type: Blended Course
Content Code: Professional
Instructional Level: 2-Intermediate

ASHA CEU 5.15 PFDM 6001
Course Description:
This course provides a thorough understanding of normal swallow to include embryology, anatomy, and physiology of the swallow mechanism from birth to adolescence. Participants learn to identify factors that influence swallow function such as medical comorbidities, developmental skills, and child engagement.  Online learning modules review the neurobiology of the swallow mechanism and in utero development of feeding and swallowing; normal development of feeding and swallowing from birth to adolescence; and principles of objective and clinical assessments. Interdisciplinary approaches to typical/normal acquisition and assessment are discussed.  Course assignments use evidence-based information to facilitate understanding and application to clinical practice.

Instructors:

Lindsay Murray-Keane, M.S., CCC-SLP, IBCLC
Ms. Murray-Keane completed her M.S. degree in speech-language pathology at New York Medical College.  She is as an Adjunct Professor and Clinical Instructor in the Department of Speech-Language Pathology at New York Medical College and is the Program Coordinator of the Certificate in Pediatric Dysphagia Program.  Ms. Murray-Keane is co-founder of the NYMC Feeding/Swallowing Clinic.  She consults at Montefiore Medical Center where she previously worked full-time.  Her experience is in working with medically fragile children with feeding/swallowing disorders.  Ms. Murray-Keane has presented locally and nationally.

Financial Disclosure: For teaching this course, Ms. Murray-Keane is paid a salary by New York Medical College. Non-Financial Disclosure: Ms. Murray-Keane has no relevant non-financial relationships related to the subjects discussed in this course.

Hannah Tahhan-Jackson, M.S., CCC-SLP, BCS-S
Ms. Tahhan-Jackson completed her M.S. degree in speech-language pathology at New York Medical College.  She currently works full-time at Montefiore Medical Center with medically fragile children.  She is Board Certified in Swallowing & Swallowing Disorders.  Ms. Tahhan-Jackson serves as an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Speech-Language Pathology at New York Medical College and serves on the advisory committee for the Advanced Certificate in Pediatric Dysphagia Program.  Ms. Tahhan-Jackson has presented locally and nationally.

Financial Disclosure: For teaching this course, Ms. Tahhan-Jackson is paid a salary by New York Medical College. Non-Financial Disclosure: Ms. Tahhan-Jackson has no relevant non-financial relationships related to the subjects discussed in this course.

Emily Stoddard, M.S., CCC-SLP
Ms. Stoddard graduated from Brown University with a Bachelor of Science and from Columbia University with her M.S. degree in speech-language pathology.  She works at Boston Children’s Health Physicians as a clinical educator specializing in pediatric feeding disorders evaluation and management.  Ms. Stoddard was on the team that established the Pediatric Aerodigestive Clinic at Montefiore Medical Center as well as additional specialized integrative programs such as craniofacial clinic and velopharyngeal assessment clinic where she worked closely with collaborative services to bring together the care of complex pediatric patients with speech and feeding challenges.

Financial Disclosure: For teaching this course, Ms. Stoddard is paid a salary by New York Medical College. Non-Financial Disclosure: Ms. Stoddard has no relevant non-financial relationships related to the subjects discussed in this course.

Learning Outcomes (Listed for each module of this course)

When this course in completed, participants will be able to:

Module 1 - Neurobiology of the Swallow – Part 1

  • Identify the six cranial nerves involved in the four stages of swallow
  • Distinguish the four stages of the swallow 

Module 2  - Neurobiology of the Swallow- Part 2

  • Identify critical anatomical landmarks important in swallowing in adults and children; comparing adult and child anatomical structures
  • Describe the development of feeding and swallowing – prenatal to age 1
  • Describe anatomy, embryology, physiology in normal pediatric feeding and swallowing development

Module 3 - In Utero Development of Feeding and Swallowing

Module 4 - Typical Newborn to Infant Bottle Feeding

  • Describe the need for nonnutritive oral sensorimotor stimulation for babies in the NICU
  • Describe the components of the Infant Driven Feeding Scale to include readiness cues, feeding performance, and caregiver techniques
  • Describe feeding strategies the include selection of nipples, flow rate, burping, and chin tuck

Module 5 - Breastfeeding

  • Identify the developmental stages of sucking
  • Describe the difference in the development, health and nutrition of term and preterm newborns
  • Describe the importance of appropriate flow rate
  • Describe the benefits of breastfeeding
  • Describe the work of the SLP and lactation consultant in a feeding team

Module 6 - Transitional Feeding

  • Describe typical developmental feeding skills
  • Describe the introduction of solid foods to babies
  • Describe the developmental stages of feeding for babies 8-10 months of age

Module 7 - Normal Feeding and Swallowing Milestones Throughout Childhood

  • List developmental and feeding milestones in the age range from 9 months to 2.5 years of age
  • Describe the influence of developmental skill acquisition as it pertains to feeding development
  • Identify 2 types of weaning from liquid alimentation to semi solid and solid consumption
  • Identify pre-feeding skills set required to consider the wean towards solid foods
  • Identify various feeding equipment currently available
  • Identify key areas of focus during assessment for this population
  • Identify principles of treatment in the population of transitional feeders

Module 8 - Principles of Development and Motor Learning

  • Describe motor learning approaches to the development of feeding skills
  • Describe the development of oral motor behavior related to skills of assisted spoon feeding
  • Describe the steps in drinking from a cup and transition to an open cup

Module 9 - Foundations for a Mealtime, Mealtime Influences and Mealtime Roles

  • Describe family stressors and provide appropriate resources to assist the family unit
  • Identify age-appropriate nutritional recommendations for children ages 1-5 year old
  • Describe blenderized enteral feeding diets and who may be a candidate.

Module 10 - Food Rejection and Neophobia: When is Picking Eating Normal?

  • Describe food rejection in children-cognitive, social and environmental factors
  • Describe eating behavior and variability in one-year-old children
  • Describe variability in eating behavior throughout the weaning period
  • Describe the stability of food neophobia

 Module 11 - Factors that Limit Feeding Skills and Oral Motor Skill Development – Part 1

  • Describe factors that limit feeding skill development
  • Describe prefeeding skills related to spoon feeding
  • Describe sensory defensiveness to touch in the mouth and retraction patterns

Module 12 - Factors that Limit Feeding Skills and Oral Motor Skill Development – Part 1

  • Describe ethnocultural concerns that impact feeding
  • Describe cultural competence considerations that impact feeding
  • Describe family and cultural issues in school feeding

Module 13 – The OT/PT Perspective as It Relates to Feeding Development

  • Describe the roles of SLP, OT, and PT in motor skill development for feeding

Registration for ASHA Continuing Education
ASHA continuing education credits are available only to those enrolled in this academic course through the Certificate in Pediatric Dysphagia Program. Only participants who successfully complete the course and receive academic credit are eligible for ASHA continuing education credit.

Individuals who wish to receive ASHA continuing education credit must complete the registration process by Friday, September 17, 2021. Completed registration forms should be posted to the ASHA CE assignment on course Canvas site or emailed to Kate Franklin, continuing education administrator for the Department of Speech-Language Pathology at New York Medical College, at Kathleen_franklin@nymc.edu.  

Click here to download the ASHA CEU PFDM 6001 Registration Form.


Feeding/Swallowing Disorders in Pediatric Populations

PFDM6002
The Department of Speech-Language Pathology of New York Medical College is offering American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) continuing education credits for the course PFDM6002 Assessment & Treatment: Protocols and Practice.  ASHA continuing education credits are available only to those enrolled in this academic course through the Advanced Certificate in Pediatric Dysphagia Program. This course is offered as blended course with a synchronous office hour scheduled once a week.  Only participants who successfully complete the course and receive academic credit are eligible for ASHA continuing education credit. 

Course Dates: September 13, 2021 – December 23, 2021
ASHA Continuing Education Course ID: ABGW0002
Subject Code: 1040 Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia)
Course Type: Blended Course
Content Code: Professional
Instructional Level: 2-Intermediate

ASHA CE 4.9.
Course Description:
This course provides a thorough understanding of assessment principles of a variety of disorders of feeding and swallowing in children.  There is a focus on developing diagnostic skills based on foundational knowledge of normal 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. Online learning modules address the medical management of the medically complex pediatric cases ranging from prematurity through craniofacial disorder to include who present with oral dysphagia, pharyngeal dysphagia, and esophageal concerns. 

Interdisciplinary approaches to assessment and treatment are discussed.  Course assignments use evidence-based information to facilitate understanding and application to clinical practice.

Instructors:

Lindsay Murray-Keane, M.S., CCC-SLP, IBCLC
Ms. Murray-Keane completed her M.S. degree in speech-language pathology at New York Medical College.  She is as an Adjunct Professor and Clinical Instructor in the Department of Speech-Language Pathology at New York Medical College and is the Program Coordinator of the Certificate in Pediatric Dysphagia Program.  Ms. Murray-Keane is co-founder of the NYMC Feeding/Swallowing Clinic.  She consults at Montefiore Medical Center where she previously worked full-time.  Her experience is in working with medically fragile children with feeding/swallowing disorders.  Ms. Murray-Keane has presented locally and nationally.

Financial Disclosure: For teaching this course, Ms. Murray-Keane is paid a salary by New York Medical College. Non-Financial Disclosure: Ms. Murray-Keane has no relevant non-financial relationships related to the subjects discussed in this course.

Hannah Tahhan-Jackson, M.S., CCC-SLP, BCS-S
Ms. Tahhan-Jackson completed her M.S. degree in speech-language pathology at New York Medical College.  She currently works full-time at Montefiore Medical Center with medically fragile children.  She is Board Certified in Swallowing & Swallowing Disorders.  Ms. Tahhan-Jackson serves as an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Speech-Language Pathology at New York Medical College and serves on the advisory committee for the Advanced Certificate in Pediatric Dysphagia Program.  Ms. Tahhan-Jackson has presented locally and nationally.

Financial Disclosure: For teaching this course, Ms. Tahhan-Jackson is paid a salary by New York Medical College. Non-Financial Disclosure: Ms. Tahhan-Jackson has no relevant non-financial relationships related to the subjects discussed in this course.

Emily Stoddard, M.S., CCC-SLP
Ms. Stoddard graduated from Brown University with a Bachelor of Science and from Columbia University with her M.S. degree in speech-language pathology.  She works at Boston Children’s Health Physicians as a clinical educator specializing in pediatric feeding disorders evaluation and management.  Ms. Stoddard was on the team that established the Pediatric Aerodigestive Clinic at Montefiore Medical Center as well as additional specialized integrative programs such as craniofacial clinic and velopharyngeal assessment clinic where she worked closely with collaborative services to bring together the care of complex pediatric patients with speech and feeding challenges.

Financial Disclosure: For teaching this course, Ms. Stoddard is paid a salary by New York Medical College. Non-Financial Disclosure: Ms. Stoddard has no relevant non-financial relationships related to the subjects discussed in this course.

Learning Outcomes (Listed for each module of this course)

When this course in completed, participants will be able to:

Module 1 Becoming Familiar with Medical Management

  • Identify various settings and levels of care for pediatric patients.
  • identify critical members of the interdisciplinary team
  • identify pediatric bedside medical equipment
  • review pediatric bodily systems including normative data references
  • identify risk factors for pediatric feeding and swallowing disorders.

Module 2 Principles of Assessment

  • Describe the basic components of a clinical feeding and swallowing assessment
  • Describe how to collect thorough feeding history
  • Identify “red flags” during assessment
  • Describe relevant components of child’s mealtime routine and behaviors

Module 3 Feeding & Swallowing Disorders Associated with Prematurity – Part 1

  • Describe principles of developmental care in the NICU period
  • Identify the goals of developmental care
  • Identify the benefits of developmental care
  • Identify 4-6 developmental interventions to be utilized in the NICU environment
  • Describe the role SLPs play in the NICU environment
  • Explain the synactive theory of development and how it can impact oral feeding expectations of infants in the NICU.

Module 4 Feeding & Swallowing Disorders Associated with Prematurity – Part 2

  • Describe principles of developmental care in the NICU period
  • Describe the role SLPs play in the NICU environment
  • Describe, in detail, at least three etiologies of feeding difficulties in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).
  • Explain how respiratory disorders common in the NICU can impact feeding development
  • Explain the synactive theory of development and how it can impact oral feeding expectations of infants in the NICU
  • Define the concepts of suck-swallow-breath coordination.–Describe the different elements of a clinical swallowing and feeding assessment in the NICU. 

Module 5 – Feeding and Swallowing Issues Associated with Neurological Disorders

  • Describe neurological conditions such as: Cerebral Palsy (CP); IVH, PVL, HIE, Seizure disorder and their major clinical manifestations, classifications and pathophysiological features
  • Identify the main types of feeding and swallowing disorders observed in children with neurological impairments.

Module 6 – Feeding and Swallowing Issues Associated with Congenital Heart Disease

  • Identify the role of the SLP with children with congenital heart disease
  • Identify the dysphagia clinical presentations that may exist in children post heart surgery
  • Describe the dysphagia treatment strategies for children with congenital heart disease who have swallowing and feeding disorders

Module 7 Feeding and Swallowing Issues Associated with Disorders of the Aerodigestive Systems

  • Identify the anatomy and describe the physiology of the aerodigestive system to include the upper and lower airway
  • Describe the physiologic changes post-tracheostomy related to specific disease processes
  • Identify challenges with airway management in various settings
  • Identify the implications of tracheostomy
  • Describe the benefits of Passy Muir Speaking Valve (PMSV)
  • Create assessment protocols to determine candidacy for PMSV for patients with tracheostomy
  • Describe the benefits of PMSV
  • Identify the different types of tracheostomy tubes
  • Identify the need for specialized training and equipment for suctioning
  • Describe routine trach care and implication on facial touch (trach ties, inner cannulas)
  • Identify accessories to tracheostomy tubes including humidification, speaking valves and caps
  • Write an action plan to use in an emergency
  • Create assessment tools for dysphagia assessment and treatment of patients with tracheostomy

Module 8 – Pediatric Airway Anomalies

  • Identify seven Locations of potential abnormalities
  • Identify 18 abnormalities and their clinical presentations as it pertains to dysphagia
  • Describe the areas of oral, pharyngeal, and esophageal swallowing that may be impacted due to the present abnormalities
  • Identify the assessment and treatment of feeding and swallowing skills as they relate to these abnormalities

Module 9 – Feeding and Swallowing Issues Associated with Craniofacial Disorders

  • Describe the order of embryological and fetal development of the facial anatomy
  • Identify the need for time sensitive assessment and coordination of multidisciplinary team care
  • Identify common trends seen in oral and pharyngeal dysphagia in patients with craniofacial disorders
  • Describe the multiple feeding disorders associated with oropharyngeal dysphagia in patients with craniofacial disorders

Module 10 – Feeding and Swallowing Disorders Associated with Gastrointestinal Issues-Part 1

  • Describe the physiology and natural history related to GERD in pediatric patients and which patients are at increased risk for GERD
  • Identify the signs and symptoms related to GERD in pediatric patients
  • Describe the variety of diagnostic approaches to GERD in children and what diagnostic test is/are optimal
  • Describe the various treatment approaches, including medical and surgical, for pediatric patients with GERD

Module 11 – Feeding and Swallowing Disorders Associated with Gastrointestinal Issues – Part 2

  • Identify diet modification for pediatric patients with gastrointestinal issues
  • Identify allergies that may contribute to gastrointestinal issues

Module 12 – Feeding and Swallowing Issues Associated with Patients with Hematological and Oncology Diagnoses

  • Identify common pediatric cancers in which feeding and swallowing disorders can be an associated challenge
  • Discuss case management around complications to medical treatment as well as feeding and swallowing challenges

Module 13 – Movement, Sensory and Mixed Disorders

  • Define pediatric feeding disorders associated with movement and sensory disorders
  • Identify factors that contribute to feeding and swallowing disorders in patients with movement, sensory and mixed disorders
  • Describe how experience/learning form a child’s mealtime behaviors
  • Discuss multifactorial causes of pediatric feeding disorders as an interaction of contributing factors (highlighting motor, sensory and behavioral issues

Module 14 – Introduction to Objective Assessment

  • Identify the advantages and disadvantages of FEES and VFSS
  • Describe the various environments for FEES and VFSS
  • Describe the various FEES and VFSS equipment uses, limitations and questions to identify their local settings
  • Describe why videofluoroscopic swallowing studies are different in children
  • Describe how to assess a child’s suitability for FEES vs VFSS
  • Identify how to evaluate the images specific FEES and VFSS anatomical landmarks

Registration for ASHA Continuing Education
ASHA continuing education credits are available only to those enrolled in this academic course through the Certificate in Pediatric Dysphagia Program. Only participants who successfully complete the course and receive academic credit are eligible for ASHA continuing education credit.

Individuals who wish to receive ASHA continuing education credit must complete the registration process by Friday, September 17, 2021. Completed registration forms should be posted to the ASHA CE assignment on course Canvas site or emailed to Kate Franklin, continuing education administrator for the Department of Speech-Language Pathology at New York Medical College, at Kathleen_franklin@nymc.edu.  

Click here to download the PFDM 6002 Registration Form


Comprehensive Assessment and Clinical Writing

PFDM6003
The Department of Speech-Language Pathology of New York Medical College is offering American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) continuing education credits for the course PFDM6003 Comprehensive Assessment and Clinical Writing. ASHA continuing education credits are available only to those enrolled in this academic course through the Certificate in Pediatric Dysphagia Program. This course is offered as an asynchronous individual course with a synchronous office hour scheduled once a week.  Only participants who successfully complete the course and receive academic credit are eligible for ASHA continuing education credit. 

Course Dates: January 11, 2021  - April 23, 2021
ASHA Continuing Education Course ID: ABGW0003
Subject Code: 1040 Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia)
Course Type: Asynchronous Individual Course
Content Code: Professional
Instructional Level: 2-Intermediate


Course Description:
Evidence-based assessment and treatment of swallowing/feeding disorders in pediatric populations. Content focused on interdisciplinary approach across settings including neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), home care, school, and outpatient clinics. Instrumental/non-instrumental diagnostic techniques reviewed. Treatment for children with neuromotor diseases and autism spectrum disorders discussed.

Instructors:

Lindsay Murray-Keane, M.S., CCC-SLP, IBCLC
Ms. Murray-Keane is Adjunct Professor and Clinical Instructor in the Department of Speech-Language Pathology at New York Medical College and Program Coordinator of the Certificate in Pediatric Dysphagia Program. She completed her M.S. degree in speech-language pathology at New York Medical College. Ms. Murray-Keane is co-founder of the NYMC Feeding/Swallowing Clinic.  She consults at Montefiore Medical Center where she previously worked full-time.  Her experience is in working with medically fragile children with feeding/swallowing disorders.  Ms. Murray-Keane has presented locally and nationally.

Financial Disclosure: For teaching this course, Ms. Murray-Keane is paid a salary by New York Medical College. Non-Financial Disclosure: Ms. Murray-Keane has no relevant non-financial relationships related to the subjects discussed in this course.

Hannah Tahhan-Jackson, M.S., CCC-SLP, BCS-S
Ms. Tahhan-Jackson completed her M.S. degree in speech-language pathology at New York Medical College.  She currently works full-time at Montefiore Medical Center with medically fragile children.  She is Board Certified in Swallowing & Swallowing Disorders.  Ms. Tahhan-Jackson serves as an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Speech-Language Pathology at New York Medical College and serves on the advisory committee for the Advanced Certificate in Pediatric Dysphagia Program.  Ms. Tahhan-Jackson has presented locally and nationally.

Financial Disclosure: For teaching this course, Ms. Tahhan-Jackson is paid a salary by New York Medical College. Non-Financial Disclosure: Ms. Tahhan-Jackson has no relevant non-financial relationships related to the subjects discussed in this course.

Learning Outcomes (Listed for each module of this course)

When this course in completed, participants will be able to:

Module 1

  • Identify components of clinical swallowing evaluation in the pediatric population
  • Describe assessment processes and tools used in clinical swallowing evaluations in children

Module 2

  • Describe the components of a multidisciplinary approach to evaluation and treatment of children with swallowing and feeding disorders
  • Identify instrumental approached to assessment of pediatric dysphagia and feeding disorders

Module 3

  • Describe the objective instrumental assessment process via modified barium swallow study (MBSS) and fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing (FEES).

Module 4

  • Describe the International Dysphagia Diet Standardization Initiative (IDDSI)
  • Identify the types of texture modification and rationale for selection of various textures/consistencies for children with feeding and swallowing disorders
  • Describe considerations in thickening liquids for children with feeding and swallowing disorders

Module 5

  • Describe assessment consideration in determining feeding strategies for NICU infants
  • Identify the parameters of cue-based feeding NICU infants
  • Identify compensation strategies used during feeding NICU infants

Module 6

  • Describe the need for nonnutritive oral sensorimotor stimulation for babies in the NICU
  • Describe the components of the Infant Driven Feeding Scale to include readiness cues, feeding performance, and caregiver techniques
  • Describe feeding strategies the include selection of nipples, flow rate, burping, and chin tuck

Module 7

  • Describe family stressors and provide appropriate resources to assist the family unit
  • Identify age-appropriate nutritional recommendations for children ages 1-5 year old
  • Describe blenderized enteral feeding diets and who may be a candidate.

Module 8

  • List developmental and feeding milestones in the age range from 9 months to 2.5 years of age
  • Describe the influence of developmental skill acquisition as it pertains to feeding development
  • Identify 2 types of weaning from liquid alimentation to semi solid and solid consumption
  • Identify pre-feeding skills set required to consider the wean towards solid foods
  • Identify various feeding equipment currently available
  • Identify key areas of focus during assessment for this population
  • Identify principles of treatment in the population of transitional feeders

Module 9

  • Describe feeding and swallowing concerns in children with neuromotor diseases.
  • Describe swallowing and feeding assessment and treatment consideration for children with muscular dystrophy
  • Describe swallowing and feeding assessment and treatment considerations for children with spinal muscle atrophy

Module 10

  • Identify differences in assessment for adolescents/adults when compared to young children
  • Describe basic treatment options for common feeding/swallowing difficulties in adolescents

Module 11

  • Identify basis for feeding disorders in children with cerebral palsy (motor, structural, sensory, experience-based or a combination)
  • Describe the importance of proper positioning for children with cerebral palsy
  • Describe the types of feeding issues that may be present in children with cerebral palsy
  • Describe decision-making processes for tube feeding for children with cerebral palsy
  • Describe adaptive feeding tools for children with cerebral palsy

Module 12

  • Describe the difference between sensory feeding disorders and “picky eaters”
  • Identify “red flags” for behavioral feeding concerns
  • Review programs for feeding disorders to include the TR eat Program, Sequential Oral Sensory Approach (SOS) and behavioral strategies

Module 13

  • Describe strategies for assessment and treatment of children with autism spectrum disorders who experience difficulty with feeding or swallowing
  • Describe the use of a team approach to treating feeding and swallowing difficulties in school-based settings
  • Describe support for family members in treatment of feeding and swallowing difficulties children with autism spectrum disorders

Module 14

  • Describe models of school-based services for children with feeding and swallowing disorders
  • Describe strategies developed to address feeding and swallowing disorders in children with motor learning conditions, medical conditions, neuromotor conditions, and autism spectrum disorders in school settings
  • Identify legislative, ethical, and cultural considerations in treatment of feeding and swallowing disorders in school settings
  • Identify role of the family in school settings related to their child’s feeding and swallowing disorders

Registration for ASHA Continuing Education
ASHA continuing education credits are available only to those enrolled in this academic course through the Certificate in Pediatric Dysphagia Program. Only participants who successfully complete the course and receive academic credit are eligible for ASHA continuing education credit.

Individuals who wish to receive ASHA continuing education credit must complete the registration process by Friday, January 15, 2021. Completed registration forms should be emailed to Kate Franklin, continuing education administrator for the Department of Speech-Language Pathology at New York Medical College, at Kathleen_franklin@nymc.edu.  

Click here to download the ASHA CEU Registration form.


Treatment Approaches in Pediatric Feeding Disorders

PFDM6004
The Department of Speech-Language Pathology of New York Medical College is offering American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) continuing education credits for the course PFDM6004 Treatment Approaches in Pediatric Feeding Disorders.  ASHA continuing education credits are available only to those enrolled in this academic course through the Certificate in Pediatric Dysphagia Program. This course is offered as an asynchronous individual course with a synchronous office hour scheduled once a week.  Only participants who successfully complete the course and receive academic credit are eligible for ASHA continuing education credit. 

Course Dates: May 10, 2021-August 20, 2021
ASHA Continuing Education Course ID: ABGW0004
Subject Code: 1040 Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia)
Course Type: Asynchronous Individual Course
Content Code: Professional
Instructional Level: 2-Intermediate

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Course Description:
Evidence-based treatment of swallowing/feeding disorders in pediatric populations. Content focused on interdisciplinary approaches in nutrition, tube feeding to include practices that impact feeding development and weaning off tube feedings.  Treatment in complex cases include children with tracheostomy and ventilators, craniofacial anomalies and end-of-life considerations. Strategies in development of comprehensive multidisciplinary clinical programs to include parent training.

Instructors:

Lindsay Murray-Keane, M.S., CCC-SLP, IBCLC
Ms. Murray-Keane is Adjunct Professor and Clinical Instructor in the Department of Speech-Language Pathology at New York Medical College and Program Coordinator of the Certificate in Pediatric Dysphagia Program. She completed her M.S. degree in speech-language pathology at New York Medical College. Ms. Murray-Keane is co-founder of the NYMC Feeding/Swallowing Clinic.  She consults at Montefiore Medical Center where she previously worked full-time.  Her experience is in working with medically fragile children with feeding/swallowing disorders.  Ms. Murray-Keane has presented locally and nationally.

Financial Disclosure: For teaching this course, Ms. Murray-Keane is paid a salary by New York Medical College. Non-Financial Disclosure: Ms. Murray-Keane has no relevant non-financial relationships related to the subjects discussed in this course.

Hannah Tahhan-Jackson, M.S., CCC-SLP, TSSLD-BE, BCS-S, IBCLC, CNT
Ms. Tahhan-Jackson completed her M.S. degree in speech-language pathology at New York Medical College.  She currently works full-time at Montefiore Medical Center with medically fragile children.  She is Board Certified in Swallowing & Swallowing Disorders.  Ms. Tahhan-Jackson serves as an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Speech-Language Pathology at New York Medical College and serves on the advisory committee for the Advanced Certificate in Pediatric Dysphagia Program.  Ms. Tahhan-Jackson has presented locally and nationally.

Financial Disclosure: For teaching this course, Ms. Tahhan-Jackson is paid a salary by New York Medical College. Non-Financial Disclosure: Ms. Tahhan-Jackson has no relevant non-financial relationships related to the subjects discussed in this course.

Emily Stoddard, M.S., CCC-SLP
Emily Stoddard, M.S., CCC-SLP completed her M.S. degree in speech-language pathology at Columbia University.  She works at Boston Children's Health Physicians as a clinical educator specializing in pediatric feeding disorders treatment and management.  She is as an Adjunct Professor and Clinical Instructor in the Department of Speech-Language Pathology at New York Medical College.  Ms. Stoddard was on the professional team that established the Pediatric Aerodigestive Clinic at Montefiore as well as additional specialized integrative programs such as craniofacial clinic and velopharyngeal assessment clinic where she worked closely with collaborative services to bring together the care of complex pediatric patients with speech and feeding challenges.  

Financial Disclosure: For teaching this course, Ms. Stoddard is paid a salary by New York Medical College. Non-Financial Disclosure: Ms. Stoddard has no relevant non-financial relationships related to the subjects discussed in this course.

Learning Outcomes (Listed for each module of this course)

When this course in completed, participants will be able to:

Module 1

  • Describe components of parent training
  • Describe best practices in parent training to include models of training, check-ins, and written communication

Module 2

  • Describe pediatric airway anomalies
  • Identify management of congenital airway anomalies to include pre-surgical management, post-surgical management
  • Describe the roles and responsibilities of professionals involved in the management of pediatric airway management

Module 3

  • Describe treatment of children with pediatric airway anomalies
  • Describe tracheostomy/ventilator management
  • Describe use of Passy-Muir speaking valves and management

Module 4

  • Describe the impact of craniofacial disorders on feeding skills
  • Identify pre-surgical feeding treatment considerations
  • Identify post-surgical feeding treatment considerations
  • Identify follow-up strategies for ongoing feeding management

Module 5

  • Describe management of dysphagia in patients with congenital heart disease

Module 6

  • Describe the family perspective on dysphagia management from NICU to toddlerhood

Module 7

  • Describe multidisciplinary care of patients with a registered dietician and speech-language pathologist

Module 8

  • Identify gastrointestinal issues associated with feeding  
  • Describe the management of GERD

Module 9

  • Identify gastrointestinal issues associated with feeding
  • Describe esophageal dysphagia
  • Describe gastrointestinal complications

Module 10

  • Describe alternative means of alimentation
  • Describe certification options to support practice pediatric dysphagia to include:

Module 11

  • Describe dysphagia management in patients with hematological and oncology diagnoses

Module 12

  • Describe certification options to support practice pediatric dysphagia to include:

          IBCLC
          BCS-S
          CNT
          SHAKER
          SOFFI
          NANT
          IOMA

Click here to download the ASHA CEU PFDM6004 Registration Form.

ASHA continuing education credits are available only to those enrolled in this academic course through the Certificate in Pediatric Dysphagia Program. Only participants who successfully complete the course and receive academic credit are eligible for ASHA continuing education credit.

Individuals who wish to receive ASHA continuing education credit must complete the registration process by Monday, May 17, 2021. Completed registration forms should be emailed to Kate Franklin, continuing education administrator for the Department of Speech-Language Pathology at New York Medical College, at Kathleen_franklin@nymc.edu.