Shaker Seminars in Atlanta August 2022: Cue-based Feeding and Advanced Infant/Pediatric Dysphagia!

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Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Support Center
1575 Northeast Expressway
Atlanta, GA  30329

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Advanced Infant/Pediatric Dysphagia:
Problem-Solving Complex Patients and Practice Challenges
August 18-19, 2022
Instructor:  Catherine Shaker, MS/CCC-SLP, BCS-S

This interactive seminar will bring the therapist essential information to enhance effectiveness as a specialist in pediatric swallowing and feeding.  Skills will be taught to correlate clinical data, co-morbidities (airway/GI/nutrition/neurologic/oral motor/sensory), and the infant/child’s behaviors. Therapists will be able to apply critical problem-solving skills to complex diagnoses and their interaction, for NICU infants through school-aged children. Hot topics in dysphagia (e.g., thickening, NMES, swallow studies, tongue tie) practice issues, therapist-physician relationships will be explored.  Therapists will also be able to discuss challenging patients with the instructor.

The Early Feeding Skills Assessment Tool:
A Guide to Cue-Based Feeding in the NICU
August 20-21, 2022
Instructors: Catherine Shaker, MS/CCC-SLP, BCS-S
& Suzanne Thoyre RN, PhD

This Train-the-Trainer session on the Early Feeding Skills Assessment (EFS) Tool will discuss effective feeding care starting with assessment of what the infant needs to be successful, providing an infant-guided approach to feeding. Learners will be equipped to train others to use the EFS in their clinics and to plan individualized interventions. Discussions will include reviews of current research, the role of experience, dynamic systems theory, and feeding outcomes after NICU. Videos with enhanced audio of swallowing and breathing will be utilized to learn key skill areas of the EFS. Group activities will include networking and navigating challenging issues and role-modeling a collaborative feeding practice.

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