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Feeding and Swallowing in Schools: Crafting Culturally Responsive, Evidence-Based IEPs (Live Webinar) (PD102811L)

Presenter(s): Kristen M. West, EdD, CCC-SLP
Course Description

Live broadcast (one-time viewing only): December 6, 2023, 1:00–3:00 p.m. Eastern time

Last chance to sign up: December 6, 2023, Noon, Eastern time

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This webinar will discuss ways to foster the development of evidence-based IEPs (individualized education programs) when targeting feeding and swallowing in the public-school setting. The webinar will include a discussion of evidence-based interventions that promote student success. The speaker will address working with related professionals and interprofessional practice opportunities within and beyond the school setting to enhance student outcomes. The speaker will also provide strategies for family-centered care and culturally responsive practices.

Learning Outcomes
You will be able to:

  • Identify evidence-based interventions and services that should be included in the development of an IEP
  • Apply culturally responsive practices during IEP development
  • Identify three strategies that support interprofessional collaboration and family-centered care when developing IEPs for pediatric feeding disorder and dysphagia

DEI Professional Development Requirement

This course counts toward the ASHA certification maintenance professional development requirement for DEI (which encompasses cultural competency; cultural humility; culturally responsive practice; and diversity, equity, and inclusion). See more courses that count toward this requirement or read more about professional development requirements for certification maintenance.


  • Introduction and overview
  • Evidence-based IEP development
  • Crafting culturally competent IEPs for feeding and swallowing
  • Implementing strategies for family-centered care when developing IEPs to address feeding and swallowing
  •  Conclusions and Q&A

Presenter Information

Kristen West, EdD, CCC-SLP, is an Assistant Professor and Assistant Chair in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at PennWest University-Edinboro. In addition, she is a doctoral candidate at Slippery Rock University. Clinically, Kristen has experience in a variety of pediatric settings including early intervention, pediatric acute care, outpatient, and school-based services. Prior to joining PennWest, she helped establish a public-school safe feeding program and served as a safe feeding consultant for the same educational agency. Currently, she serves on various committees within ASHA, Feeding Matters, and PSHA. Kristen has presented at the local, state, and national levels on the topic of pediatric feeding and swallowing disorders.

Financial Disclosures:

  • Financial compensation from ASHA for this presentation
  • Salaried, full-time employee at Penn West Edinboro University
  • Consulting fees for mentoring and professional development courses

Nonfinancial Disclosures:

  • ASHA SIG 13 affiliate
  • Volunteer at Feeding Matters
  • Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing Topic Committee Member for 2023 ASHA Convention
  • ASHA CoA SLP member from PA

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 December 8, 2023.

Program History and CE Information

Live webinar: December 6, 2023
1:00–3:00 p.m. Eastern time
(12:00 p.m. Central time, 11:00 a.m. Mountain time, 10:00 a.m. Pacific time)

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

Subscribers Ratings
PDH: 2
ASHA CEU*: 0.2
Item #(s): PD102811L
Available Through: December 16, 2023