Continuing Education Courses

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In-Person (Irving, TX) & Webinar – Function of the Junctions: Impact of the Gastrointestinal System on Feeding (Part 1)

Friday December 1, 2023   |   9:00am – 12:15pm

Audience: ST & OT Feeding Therapists  (T2K/GAT therapists AND therapists with other organizations)

CEU Hours: 3 CEUs approved by TSHA, TOTA, CDR

Facilitator: Melanie Van Noy MS, CCC-SLP, CLC, CNT

In Person Location:  1431 Greenway Dr. –  First Floor Large Conference Room – Irving, TX 75038

Also available as Live Webinar


  • I work for T2K/GAT and want to attend In Person in Irving TX – Register Here
  • I work for T2K/GAT and want to attend Virtually/Via Webinar – Register Here
  • I do NOT work for T2K/GAT and want to attend In Person or Virtually/Via Webinar – Register Here
    • Note: you may want to attend BOTH this course, as well as our Jan 19 course (Details Here) at a discounted rate!

To be hands-on in this course, you will want to ensure you have a few household items.  These include:

  • A small cup you can cut or kitchen funnel
  • 4 rubber bands
  • An old sock or pair of panty hose
  • Rubber glove
  • 3 different-colored pop tubes
  • Gauze mesh, cotton ball or square
  • Black or Dark Blue Marker
  • Scissors

Pop tubes can be bought cheaply from Amazon and make a great therapy toy!! : pop tubes


The initial formation and ongoing operation of the GI (Gastrointestinal) system and the microbiome is a critical component to establishing a solid foundation for growth and development in an infant/child’s life. Understanding the typical process of digestion and how the body utilizes nutrition is a must for any therapist or clinician providing feeding therapy.

In this course, the participant will increase their understanding of the typical digestion process through hands on activities. An overview of the development of the microbiome and how it affects feeding will also be discussed. In this way, the clinician will be equipped to then understand the discussions which will follow including: signs and symptoms of GERD (Gastro-esophageal Reflux Disease), options for management, common diagnoses surrounding feeding and swallowing disorders directly affecting the GI tract, and how those diagnoses are typically managed. Lastly, the participant will be provided case studies with which to walk through interactively. Come ready with your supplies, your thinking caps, and let’s talk about function in the junctions of the GI system!


Following this training, participants will be able to:

1. The participant will list the 7 major components of the gastrointestinal system.
2. The participant will discuss the pathophysiology of and list at least 3 s/s of GERD.
3. The participant will describe at least 5 common gastrointestinal disorders and their impact on feeding.
4. The participant will identify at least 2 red flags in a nutritional case history, which may indicate an impact on typical feeding development.


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