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Eating with Ease: Managing Complex Feeding & Swallowing Problems in Children
Eating with Ease: Managing Complex Feeding & Swallowing Problems in Children

Where:   KANSAS CITY, MO

When:  Friday, December 7, 2018 at 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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RESIDENCE INN KANSAS CITY AIRPORT
10300 N. AMBASSADOR DR.
KANSAS CITY, MO 64153
Phone:  (816) 741-2300
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Course Description:

Developing a Menu for Success

The causes of feeding and swallowing difficulties in children are always multifaceted, sometimes misdiagnosed, and often difficult to assess and treat appropriately. Respiratory difficulties, gastrointestinal function, oral-motor skills, and behavioral issues are just a few of the elements that can influence feeding and swallowing, limit response to treatment, and result in significant health issues. To maximize effectiveness, clinicians must resist the temptation to assess and treat feeding and swallowing disorders in isolation; instead, they must develop management plans that take into account interactions between and among oral-motor, gastrointestinal, and respiratory systems.

This essential course describes complex feeding and swallowing disorders as they manifest themselves in children who have a variety of diagnoses. Attendees gain successful strategies for identification of the underlying etiology of the dysphagia. The evidence base for specific therapies, including oral-motor techniques, behavioral interventions, nutritional interventions, and strategies for respiratory control, are evaluated. Participants leave this course armed with practical suggestions and tactics for improving function in these challenging children, as well as strong evidence to support those strategies.
Objectives:

  1. Examine the interplay between oral-motor, gastrointestinal, and respiratory systems and their impact on food refusal in children in order to expand volume and variety of intake.
  2. Identify the signs and symptoms of pharyngeal dysphagia in children to prevent aspiration associated illnesses.
  3. Pinpoint advantages and challenges associated with dietary modifications and use of thickened liquids with a goal of increasing safe oral intake.
  4. Discuss the rationale for various dietary recommendations currently being implemented with children in order to separate fact from fiction about special diets.
  5. Determine the pros and cons of various oral-motor & sensory treatment approaches to maximize safe, pleasurable eating and drinking in children.
  6. Develop a behavioral treatment plan to address problem feeding behaviors including food refusal, limited food repertoire, low volume of intake, and rigidity around foods and utensils.
OUTLINE

WHAT IS FOOD REFUSAL & WHEN IS IT A PROBLEM?

Special Populations
  • Autism
  • Down syndrome
  • Cerebral Palsy
Respiration
  • Development of the respirator system
  • Respiration vs. ventilation
  • Coordination of breathing & swallowing
  • Homeostasis
  • Pulmonary clearance mechanism
  • Aspiration & aspiration pneumonia
  • Assessment
    • Respiratory rate
    • Dyspnea
    • Breathing/swallowing coordination
    • Cough
    • Stress behaviors
  • Interventions
    • Compensations
    • Positioning
    • Respiratory control
    • Exercise
Pharyngeal Dysphagia
  • Clinical assessment
  • Instrumental assessment
  • Interventions
    • Diet modification
    • Thick liquids pros/cons
    • Strategies & compensations
    • Oral hygiene
The GI System
  • Development
  • Disorders of the GI system
    • Reflux & reflux disease
    • Constipation
    • Eosinophilic esophagitis
  • GI/Respiration inter-relationships
  • Assessment
  • Interventions
    • Dietary modifications
    • Medications
    • Positioning for sleep
Interactive Case Reviews
  • Potential treatment strategies for real life scenarios
Oral Motor
  • Development of the oral motor system
  • Postural stability
  • Assessment
  • Interventions
    • The role of exercise
    • Muscle tone interventions
Sensory Issues
  • Development of the sensory system
  • State regulation
  • Taste & smell
  • Assessment
  • Interventions
Behavior
  • Assessment
  • Interventions
    • The feeding environment
    • Hunger manipulation
    • Reinforcement
    • Shaping
    • Family education/involvement
  • Transition from tube feeding to oral feeding
Interactive Case Review
  • Potential treatment strategies for real life scenarios
Nutritional Interventions
  • Special diets
  • Use of supplements
Target Audience

  • Speech-Language Pathologists
  • Speech-Language Pathology Assistants
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Reading Specialists
  • Head Start Staff
  • Early Childhood Special Education Staff
  • Learning Disabilities Specialists
  • Preschool Teachers
  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Other Helping Professionals who Work with Children (Birth - 5 Years)

ANGELA MANSOLILLO, MA/CCC-SLP, BCS-S

Angela Mansolillo, MA/CCC-SLP, BCS-S, is a speech-language pathologist and board recognized specialist in swallowing disorders with more than 20 years of experience. She is a senior speech-language pathologist at Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton, Massachusetts where she provides evaluation and treatment services for adults and children with dysphagia and is involved in program planning and development for inpatient and outpatient programming including quality improvement initiatives, patient education, and clinical policies and protocols. In addition, she is an adjunct faculty member at Elms College Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders in Chicopee, Massachusetts. Over the course of her career, she has worked in a variety of clinical settings, provided numerous regional and national presentations, and lectured at several colleges and universities throughout Massachusetts.

Ms. Mansolillo received her Bachelor of Arts degree in communication from Rhode Island College in 1983 and earned her Master of Arts in speech-language pathology in 1985 from the University of Connecticut. She is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing association and is a member of Special Interest Division 13, which focuses on swallowing and swallowing disorders.



Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Angela Mansolillo has an employment relationship with Cooley Dickinson Hospital. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Angela Mansolillo is board certified specialist, Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders of the American-Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
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This intermediate activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.

ILLINOIS COUNSELORS: This intermediate activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.

MISSOURI COUNSELORS: This intermediate activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.


EDUCATORS/TEACHERS
This course is designed to qualify toward your professional development requirement. The program is 6.25 clock hours in length.

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6.0 ISBE Professional Development (PD) Clock Hours will be made available through Quincy University.

Those requesting ISBE Professional Development Clock Hours will be required to complete and return the ISBE “Evaluation for Workshop” form to be available at the seminar and submit the $20 enrollment fee (cash or check payable to PESI only) if you have not already paid with and in addition to your registration fee.


OCCUPATIONAL THERAPISTS & OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSISTANTS
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PESI, Inc. is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. Provider #: 3322. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 6.0 contact hours or .6 CEUs in the Category of Domain of OT and Occupational Therapy Process. Partial credit will be issued for partial attendance. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Course Level: Intermediate.

KANSAS OCCUPATIONAL THERAPISTS AND OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSISTANTS: This course as been approved by the Kansas Occupational Therapy Association for 6.25 contact hours, (Class 1).


SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGISTS
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This course is offered for .6 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).

KANSAS SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST: Approved for 7.5 continuing education clock hours for Kansas licensed Speech-Language Pathologists by the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services.


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ILLINOIS SOCIAL WORKERS: PESI, Inc is an approved provider with the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. License #: 159-000154. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 6.0 contact hours.

KANSAS SOCIAL WORKERS: PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board. Provider #14-006. This course has been approved for 6.0 continuing education hours.


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