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An Introduction to Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing Disorders: Coaching Caregivers Through Mealtime Routines
Wednesday, July 28, 2021, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM PDT
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FeedingAn Introduction to Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing Disorders: Coaching Caregivers Through Mealtime Routines

with Cindy Esquivias MS, CCC-SLP
Wednesday, July 28 | 12:00pm – 1:30pm PDT | Virtual Event
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Feeding related concerns are among the most common issues in preschool children; therefore, it is critical that early intervention providers know how to support caregivers dealing with a pediatric feeding disorder (PFD) or swallowing disorder. This presentation will provide an overview of common etiologies, environmental impacts, as well as common misconceptions regarding feeding and mealtimes. Learn how feeding specialists distinguish picky eaters versus problem feeders while coaching caregivers to promote carry-over during mealtimes.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe pediatric feeding and/or swallowing disorder is and how they are defined
  • Identify at least 2 common etiologies of PFDs and identify factors that may limit feeding skill development
  • Discuss the impact of family dynamics and caregivers own relationship to feeding on PFDs
  • Identify at least 2 resources for obtaining more information for additional learning related to pediatric feeding disorders
  • Discuss common mealtime and feeding misconceptions in order to support families as they repair their relationship with feeding routines.

Cindy EsquiviasCindy has served as a lecturer for CSU East Bay and will soon join San Jose State University as a lecturer in their Communicative Disorders and Sciences department. Cindy is currently based in Los Angeles where she provides in-home and virtual EI services in South Central Los Angeles, as well as virtual feeding services for a Bay Area-based practice. Read more of Cindy's biography here.

Nonmember: $50
IDA Agency or Individual Member: $35
IDA Parent or Student Member: $25
IDA CE Hours: Nursing, PT, Speech and Language: $15
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Limited number of scholarships available

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