Presented by: Emily M. Homer, CCC-SLP, ASHA-Fellow
AUDIENCE: Undergraduate, graduate students, Clinical Fellows, experienced clinicians, clinicians who would like to transition from school-based SLP to medical-based SLP.
Description of Webinar
As school districts recognize their obligation to establish safe mealtimes for students with disabilities, SLPs are left wondering how they can provide those services. This session will discuss where the profession is in addressing swallowing and feeding in the schools and what SLPs can do to provide these services in their districts. A model for successfully advocating for pediatric feeding disorder services in a school district will be shared. Many school-based SLPs are interested in updating their knowledge and skills in addressing dysphagia. This session will provide a path for obtaining the competency to work with children in the schools with dysphagia.
After this session, attendees will be able to:
- List and be able to discuss the unique aspects of addressing dysphagia in the school setting.
- Identify the steps necessary to identify and treat students with dysphagia in the school setting.
- Establish a plan for updating knowledge and skills to increase competency for addressing dysphagia in the schools.
This webinar is approximately 60 minutes in length . This is a recording of a live webinar.
This webinar is sponsored by an Unrestricted Educational Grant from Bracco Diagnostics.
This webinar is offered for Professional Development Hours (PDHs), previously Certification Maintenance Hours (CMHs). For more info: https://www.asha.org/certification/factdef/.
Certificate of completion available upon request
Emily M. Homer, CCC-SLP is known nationally as an advocate school-based swallowing and
feeding services. She helps school districts, state organizations and school teams establish
swallowing and feeding procedures. She is an ASHA Fellow (2018) and received the Louis M.
DiCarlo (1999) award for her work with school-based swallowing and feeding services. She
focuses on utilizing a team approach to establish and maintain safe, efficient, and enjoyable
mealtimes for children at school. She has a book in publication, Management of Swallowing and
Feeding Disorders in Schools (2016), and she has numerous articles focused on providing
swallowing and feeding services in the schools in peer reviewed journals.