This training is open to T2K / GAT employees only.
Audience: ST/OT Feeding Therapists
CEU Hours: 3 CEUs approved by TSHA, TOTA
Cost: free for THERAPY 2000 / Green Apple Therapy employees only
Facilitators: Lisa Sperry, Rosemarie C. LaMonica, Alicia Canada, Shadra Emmert, Jennifer Earnhart
In this CEU, we will share information on what is required to complete an effective and comprehensive feeding evaluation for children seen in pediatric home health. Participants will learn how to organize an evaluation and gain understanding of how to review medical history and how that relates to current skills. The course will discuss questions to ask of families to determine which feeding protocol is most appropriate and what foods to have prepared. They will gain understanding of oral motor structures and the roles they play in functional feeding and possible pharyngeal deficits that can be noted at bedside. Information will be included to increase understanding of sensory needs and how they relate to functional skill deficits. We will also look at how trauma can affect feeding and change the way children engage with food.