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Feeding and Swallowing Assessment Considerations for Infants and Toddlers (PD102939)

Presenter(s): Pamela M Dodrill, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, CNT
Course Description

The session explores clinical feeding assessment tools that are appropriate for use in various clinical settings with children from birth to 3 years of age with varying etiologies. The speaker discusses pros and cons of various assessment tools as well as the importance of incorporating functional measures into your assessment battery to help guide meaningful management goals.

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

Learning Outcomes
You will be able to:

  • List three indicators of feeding skill dysfunction as outlined in the consensus definition of Pediatric Feeding Disorder (PFD)
  • List three examples of feeding assessment items that map to the impairment, activity, and function dimensions of the World Health Organization International Classification of Functioning (ICF) model
  • List three indicators of the need for instrumental feeding assessment in children birth to age 3

Presenter Information

Pamela Dodrill, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, CNT, is an SLP specializing in the area of pediatric feeding and swallowing. She has worked in this area for over 20 years. Before relocating to Boston to work at Boston Children’s Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital NICU, she trained and worked at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Australia. Pamela has numerous publications in this area and regularly presents at international scientific conferences on this topic.

Financial Disclosures:

  • Salary from Brigham and Women's Hospital
  • Compensation from ASHA for this presentation

Nonfinancial Disclosures:

  • None

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): PD102939
Available Through: June 10, 2029