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Addressing Feeding Needs for Children With Cerebral Palsy in the School Setting (On Demand Webinar) (PD102292)

Presenter(s): Marianne E Gellert-Jones, MA, CCC-SLP
Course Description

This webinar is designed for school-based SLPs who support children with complex oral feeding and swallowing needs. The speaker discusses the components of a robust feeding and dysphagia assessment, and how that assessment informs treatment decisions surrounding a student’s feeding needs. The course examines effective and realistic goal development to address feeding needs within the IEP.

Related Courses

This course is part of Key Courses on Feeding and Swallowing in Schools.

Learning Outcomes
You will be able to:

  • Describe symptoms of cerebral palsy that impact feeding and swallowing 
  • Describe and implement the elements of a robust feeding assessment 
  • Identify the nature of common oral motor and eating challenges within the population of children with cerebral palsy 
  • Discuss components and considerations for constructing effective feeding support, treatment plans, and IEP goals


  • Introduction feeding challenges for children with cerebral palsy
  • Assessment of children with cerebral palsy who have feeding challenges
  • Common concerns within the school and training
  • Developing Feeding Support Plans
  • The IEP and goal development

Presenter Information

Marianne E. Gellert-Jones, MA, CCC-SLP,has been working in pediatrics for over 30 years, focusing on providing speech-language, AAC, and feeding/dysphagia services within the pediatric population. She holds positions as both a speech-language pathologist and clinical feeding specialist at HMS School for Children with Cerebral Palsy. She has presented at numerous conferences and workshops in the areas of feeding, speech/language/AAC, and respiration for interprofessional colleagues and families of children with complex medical needs. She authored a chapter on "Assessment and Treatment of Feeding in Children and Youth with Cerebral Palsy," which was included in Cerebral Palsy (Miller, Bachrach, Lennon & O'Neill, Eds.) published by Springerlink. Ms. Gellert-Jones previously held appointments as a speech-language pathologist at Thomas Jefferson University Children’s Rehabilitation Hospital, and as a dysphagia specialist at the Children’s Seashore House Pediatric Center for Dysphagia and Feeding Management. She completed her training in pediatric neuro-developmental treatment. She is a member of ASHA and a Fellow in the American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine.

Financial Disclosures:

  • Financial compensation from ASHA for this presentation
  • Full-time employee of HMS School for Children with Cerebral Palsy

Nonfinancial Disclosures:

  • Member of ASHA
  • Affiliate of ASHA SIGs 12 & 13

Assessment Type

Self-assessment—Think about what you learned and report on the Completion Form how you will use your new knowledge.

To earn continuing education credit, you must complete and submit the learning assessment by October 6, 2027.

Program History and CE Information

Live webinar date: October 4, 2022
End date: October 6, 2027

This course is offered for 0.2 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).

Subscribers Ratings
PDH: 2
ASHA CEU*: 0.2
Item #(s): PD102292
Available Through: October 06, 2027