PRESENTER: Raquel Garcia, SLPD, CCC-SLP, CNT, BCS-S
AUDIENCE: Undergraduate, graduate students, Clinical Fellows, Clinicians with an interest in pediatric feeding.
Description: More than even before, pediatric feeding is a high need area in the field of speech-language pathology. Medicine continues to advance, promoting viability with life and a staggering decrease in infant mortality. As such, neonates with complex medical conditions and genetic differences are in need of feeding and swallowing intervention in a multitude of settings, including infant critical care unit and home health. The purpose of this webinar is to dive deep into the evidence in feeding interventions for infants under 6 months of age and guide in direct clinical translation. Additionally, common infant medical co-morbidities will be reviewed and how they impact feeding and swallowing development.
• Brief review of normal feeding/swallowing development
• Examine feeding/swallowing influential subsystems and relationship with medical co-morbidities
• Critically assess the evidence in direct feeding interventions for infants under 6 months
Raquel Garcia is a trained craniofacial speech language pathologist who is a core member of the Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Craniofacial team. She works in the acute care setting in the Neonatal Intensive Care
Unit and Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit. She graduated with her M.S. in communication disorders from Nova Southeastern University and her doctorate of speech-language pathology from Northwestern
University. Her clinical interests include velopharyngeal dysfunction, upper airway disorders, infant feeding, neonatal care, neuroanatomy, and dysphagia.
This webinar is 1 hour and available for Professional Development Hours (PDHs) – formerly known as Certification Maintenance Hours (CMHs). Certificate of Completion is available upon request at the end of the webinar. For More information on Professional Development Hours: https://www.asha.org/certification/factdef/
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