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    Occupational Therapist

    Swallowing Disorders 116

    Treatment of Feeding and Swallowing Difficulties in Infants and Children


    • Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of using assessment findings to guide therapy goals.
    • Describe the different models of service delivery.
    • Outline therapy strategies aimed at improving swallowing and airway protection (thickened fluids, modified foods, swallowing maneuvers).
    • Outline therapy strategies aimed at addressing feeding diffi culties and mealtime behavior (oral sensory-motor therapy, feeding utensils and equipment, mealtime positioning, behavioral feeding therapy, feeding therapy as part of nutritional supplement weaning).
    • Discuss therapy consideration for infants and for older children.
    • Detail 3factors that need to be considered when working with hospitalized children with acute health issues and with children living in the community.
    • List 3 methods of measuring therapy outcomes

    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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