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Webinar – Function of the Junctions: Impact of the Gastrointestinal System on Feeding (Part 1)

Friday December 1, 2023

Audience: ST & OT Feeding Therapists  (Open ONLY to T2K/GAT therapists)

CEU Hours: 3 CEUs approved by TSHA, TOTA

Time: 9:00am – 12:15pm


Location: Webinar

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


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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