“Look and Listen” Approach to Pediatric Dysphagia - SLPA2060

“Look and Listen” Approach to Pediatric Dysphagia

by Amy E. Hardy, MS, SLP, CCC
(4.5 / 37 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Audiology/SLP (0.10 CEU)

Price: $12.00
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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.


The goal of this pediatric dysphagia continuing education module for speech-language pathologists, nurses, and occupational therapists is to enhance the ability of clinicians to assess and treat pediatric feeding difficulties and to assist the nurses who care for these children with implementing feeding plans effectively. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • 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

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including speech-language pathologists, nurses and occupational therapists.
Speech-language pathologists: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
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Remember, ASHA CEUs cannot be awarded retroactively, so it is very important that you follow the instructions for earning ASHA CEUs. If you have any questions, contact ce@oncourselearning.com or 800-866-0919. Only those participants who follow the instructions for earning ASHA CEUs will have their course information submitted to the ASHA CE Registry.
This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Professional area).
Amy Hardy, MS, CCC-SLP, is an associate clinical professor in the department of communication sciences and disorders at Idaho State University. Deborah S. Boroughs, MSN, RN, is the director of special programs for BAYADA Pediatrics and a clinical professor of population health at Widener University, Chester, Pennsylvania.
Disclosure: Ms. Amy Hardy has no relevant financial or nonfinancial relationships to disclose that relate to this education activity. 

Course Originally Released on: 3/25/2015
Date of Most Recent Review: 11/19/2018
Course Termination/Update Date: 6/30/2022

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.

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Sally C - Trinity , FL  ·  May 12, 2020
I would recommend this to a colleague for a general overview of feeding therapy
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Sandra R - Riverside, WA  ·  Mar 19, 2020
Great intro class for professionals who are just starting to assess infant feeding.
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Steven L - AZ, AZ  ·  Feb 05, 2020
well presented and readable.
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Mary H - Tallahassee, FL  ·  Dec 11, 2019
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James B - Tallahassee, FL  ·  Dec 04, 2019
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