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Course Overview

Complex pediatric feeding problems involve biological and behavioral aspects that mutually interact; thus, both need to be addressed for a child to achieve quality feedings. An observational behavioral approach suggests that expert clinicians capitalize on their clinical abilities of observing and shaping the behavioral and biological aspects of feeding between the child and the feeder. This course recommends that clinicians use functional, standard techniques in a variety of clinical settings to address pediatric feeding disorders. It will also provide a guide for beginning clinicians by defining how to observe and how to shape feedings between child and caregiver.

About the Course Author

Amy Hardy, MS, SLP, CCC, is an assistant clinical professor in the communication sciences and disorders department at Idaho State University. Amy E. Hardy, MS, SLP, CCC has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.

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Accreditation Information

Certificates provided by accrediting body (3 Match)

  • American Occupational Therapy Association


    Relias LLC is an approved provider of continuing education for occupational therapists by the American Occupational Therapy Association. AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures.

    Course approval ID# Blanket Providership Approval Pre-2020. This Distance Learning-Independent is offered at 0.1 CEUs Intermediate,Occupational Therapy Service Delivery.

  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association


    Introductory Level

    0.10 ASHA CEUs

  • Kansas Health Department of Aging and Disability Services (Speech)


    Approved for 1.0 continuing education clock hours for Kansas Speech Pathologists and Audiologists by the Kansas Department of Aging and Disability. Long Term Sponsorship number LTS-S1057. This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hours.

Course Details
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    Online Course
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  • Learning Objectives:

    Define the components of an observational behavioral-based approach when assessing and treating pediatric feeding; Identify barriers to oral feedings in pediatric populations diagnosed with dysphagia and/or feeding difficulties; Implement observational and shaping techniques that will improve outcomes and promote quality feeding times between the child and caregiver
  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Entry level Speech and Language Pathologists; Intermediate level Occupational Therapists; Nurses; in the following settings: Acute Care Facility.
  • Course Delivery Method and Format:

    Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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