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Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing: State of the Art and Science in Assessment and Management (PD102937)

Presenter(s): Joan C Arvedson, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S
Course Description

SLPs who work with infants and children with feeding and swallowing disorders are involved in high-risk patient care. Our knowledge base is broad in some aspects of feeding and swallowing evaluation and management. However, it is critical that we expand our horizons to facilitate the best possible functional outcomes for the whole child and family. This session discusses challenges for the future as a combination of art and science as well as highlights areas of consensus and controversy in the many facets of practice that encompass pediatric feeding and swallowing.

This course is a recorded session from the 2023 ASHA online conference Rethinking Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing.

Learning Outcomes
You will be able to:

  • State three critical factors in decision-making for infants and children with complex feeding and swallowing disorders
  • Describe three areas of controversy in management decision-making for infants and children at risk for pulmonary consequences with oral feeding
  • Apply knowledge of multiple system interrelationships that support consensus in decision-making for infants and children with oropharyngeal dysphagia

Presenter Information

Joan C. Arvedson, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, is Feeding and Swallowing Specialist at Children’s Wisconsin – Milwaukee. She is a Clinical Professor in the Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin. She has three books in publication and numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Arvedson is an internationally recognized expert in pediatric dysphagia. She was awarded Honors of ASHA in 2016 and is an ASHA Fellow.

Financial Disclosures:

  • Royalties from Plural Publishing Co., Northern Speech Services, Singular Publishing, and MedBridge
  • Honoraria from Education Resources, Inc.
  • Financial compensation from ASHA for this presentation
  • Salary from Children's Wisconsin

Nonfinancial Disclosures:

  • Program committee member for Society for Ear, Nose, Throat Advances in Children (SENTAC) and Dysphagia Resource Society for World Dysphagia Summit
  • Member of Gravens International Consensus Panel

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 June 10, 2029

Program History and CE Information

Online conference dates: March 22 – April 3, 2023, November 29 – December 11, 2023
End date: June 10, 2029

Subscribers Ratings
PDH: 1
ASHA CEU*: 0.1
Item #(s): PD102937
Available Through: June 10, 2029