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Catherine

Catherine S. Shaker MS/CCC-SLP, BCS-S  is a Pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist in Orlando, FL with advanced training in clinical/ instrumental assessment and treatment of swallowing. With more than 40 years’ experience, Ms. Shaker is nationally recognized as an expert in swallowing/feeding across the continuum of pediatric settings, including neonates, medically-fragile infants, and children through school age. She is an ASHA Board Certified Specialist in Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders, one of the unique group of speech-language pathologists nationally who have earned this designation. Ms. Shaker has been an integral part of large Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Units for over 32 years and is known for her work on Cue-Based Feeding approaches in the NICU. She has published several manuscripts on NICU intervention, and co-authored The Early Feeding Skills Assessment Tool for NICU Infants with Suzanne Thoyre, PhD, RN of Chapel Hill. She provides Videofluoroscopic Swallow Studies for infants and children, and is certified in Neurodevelopmental Treatment (NDT), Vital Stim and SOS (The Sequential Oral Sensory Approach to Feeding). Ms. Shaker lectures across the US & internationally to physicians, nurses and therapists.

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