Case Studies for Infants, Toddlers, and Children with Down Syndrome

Course Number
1812
Price
24.99
Overview
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Presenters:
Michelle Dawson, MS, CCC-SLP, CLC and Erin Forward, MSP, CCC-SLP
In this episode Michelle is once again joined by the passionate Erin Forward, MSP CCC-SLP. Together they spend an hour dedicated to dissecting common airway, cardiac, and GI issues prevalent with Infants, Toddlers, and Children who have Down syndrome, and how these can result in a Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing Disorders. Special attention is placed on how airway, cardiac, and GI issues can occur in isolation, but often for our patients with Down syndrome, they occur concomitantly. Appropriate Interprofessional Practice referrals, Functional Feeding strategies, and shout outs for the amazing work that the National Down syndrome Society is doing… are all on the menu too!

Objective

By the end of this PodCourse, participants will be able to identify and describe:

  1. Three common airway difficulties for children with Down syndrome and how it impacts feeding and swallowing.
  2. Two common cardiac conditions that children with Down syndrome have and how does it impact feeding and swallowing.
  3. Three common GI issues that children with Down syndrome face and how does it impact feeding and swallowing?
About Michelle: Michelle Dawson, MS, CCC-SLP is an accomplished lecturer and PEDs Therapist, she has written and given numerous ASHA approved CEU lectures on such topics as Infantile Spasm and Oropharyngeal Dysphagia, along with Apps and ST, and co-authored a course on Best Practices in EI.  She has also given an AOTA-approved lecture on Sensory Integration from the SLP perspective.  Michelle has delivered lectures at the SCSHA Convention and twice with the SCATP Expo. 

About Erin: Erin Forward, MS CF-SLP, is a recent graduate from University of South Carolina, with a Masters in Speech Language Pathology. She completed her undergraduate degree in both Psychology and Communication Science and Disorders at the University of Pittsburgh. Her passions in the field of speech pathology lie with pediatric dysphagia, feeding, and AAC, specifically in patients with developmental disabilities. This interest came from her time working at the Children’s Institute of Pittsburgh and through her feeding experiences in practicums in a variety of settings including: early-intervention, outpatient clinics, and inpatient acute care at a children’s hospital. Working with Michelle Dawson during the summer of 2017 fueled her desire to dig deeper into pediatric dysphagia specifically and to advocate for the needs of those patients who are affected by it.
Additional Information


This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Introductory Level, Professional Area)


Time-Ordered Agenda:

0-10: Introductions and Backgrounds

10-20: Discuss airway difficulties for children with Down syndrome and how it impacts feeding and swallowing. 

20-30: Discuss common cardiac conditions that children with Down syndrome have and how does it impact feeding and swallowing.

30-45: Discuss common GI issues that children with Down syndrome face and how does it impact feeding and swallowing.
45-1:00: Questions and Answers


Disclosure Statement for Michelle Dawson:

Financial: Michelle Dawson is a presenter for SpeechTherapyPD.com and receives royalties. 

Nonfinancial: No relevant nonfinancial relationships exist.

Disclosure Statement for Erin Forward:

Financial: Erin Forward is a presenter for SpeechTherapyPD.com and receives royalties.

Nonfinancial: No relevant nonfinancial relationships exist.

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