Join me for multiple advanced clinical learning opportunities! Clinically relevant, rooted in evidence-based practice and critical thinking. Immediately applicable. Enjoy a welcoming environment that fosters interaction and learning along with each other. Remaining 2023 locations: Indianapolis (July), Baltimore (August/September), Yonkers NY (September), and Boston (October). This will change your practice.
- Advanced Infant/Pediatric Dysphagia: Problem-Solving Complex Patients and Practice Issues
- NICU Swallowing and Feeding: In the Nursery and After Discharge in EI
- Pediatric Swallowing and Feeding: The Essentials
- Pediatric Video Swallow Studies: From Physiology to Analysis
- The Early Feeding Skills Assessment Tool: A Guide to Cue based Feeding in the NICU and
Our discussions will include critical thinking for all our patients, no matter the age. It’s not just learning “what to do ” clinically but the weaving in of compassionate family-centered care, which must go hand in hand with the clinical expertise we bring. So that every feeding experience matters. It is, as one of neonatologist mentors told me years ago, all about finding the balance between the art and science of what we do. The communication from the infant, the child, and the family must always be the lense through which we problem-solve and intervene. Each of us has had a moment when we really “listened”, and it changed our practice forever. Mine was in 1985, with a wonderful mother of a critically ill preterm infant, and it has stayed in my heart. This relationship-based nature of our work, and its potential to influence lives in so many ways, must remain as much a part of our day-to-day interactions with families, always inextricably linked our problem-solving.