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T is for Treatment-Pediatric Feeding Disorders: PreChaining and Food Chaining Therapy Programs

Audience: Pediatric Therapist
Course Level: Intermediate
Date: March 8-9, 2014
Check in time: Saturday: 7:30-8 am and Sunday: 8 am
Course time:Saturday: 8-5 pm and Sunday: 8-3:30 pm
Location: Fairview Southdale Hospital. International Rooms A and B
6401 France Ave. S. Edina, MN 55435  International Rooms A and B

Course Fee: $325.00

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Course contact hours: 14.0

Speaker(s)
Cheri Fraker, CCC/SLP, CLC
is an ASHA certified pediatric speech pathologist who earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Speech Pathology from Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, Illinois, 1986. Cheri’s work in feeding is recognized internationally. She has published articles on Food Chaining in international medical periodicals, The Nest and Nutrition and the MD.
Cheri has worked in pediatrics for 28 years. She developed the techniques of Pre-Chaining and Food Chaining. Cheri has lectured on pediatric feeding disorders at ASHA, the UCLA/UMH Nutrition Leadership Conference, The American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine, The North American Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition and the 2004 World Congress of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition in Paris, France. She is the co-author of the books “Evaluation and Treatment of Pediatric Feeding Disorders: From NICU to Childhood” and "Food Chaining: The Six Step Solution to Stop Picky Eating, Solve Feeding Problems and Expand Your Child's Diet." Cheri specializes in evaluation and treatment of pediatric feeding disorders and is lead therapist for the pediatric feeding team clinic at The Center for Selective Eating and Pediatric Feeding Disorders and the SIU-Koke Mill Pediatric Swallowing Clinic in Springfield, Illinois.
Financial Disclosure: Ms. Cheri Fraker receives an honorarium for speaking and teaching this topic. She also receives royalties from two book companies.
She has no non-financial relationships to disclose.


Laura Walbert, CCC/SLP, CLC is an ASHA certified pediatric speech pathologist who earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Communication Disorders and Sciences from Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, Illinois, 1996 . Laura’s work in feeding is recognized internationally in medical journal periodicals and conference presentations on pediatric feeding disorders. Laura has also presented on evaluation and treatment of athlete’s with vocal cord dysfunction. She is the co-author of the books “Evaluation and Treatment of Pediatric Feeding Disorders: From NICU to Childhood” and Food Chaining: The Six Step Solution to Stop Picky Eating, Solve Feeding Problems and Expand Your Child's Diet."
Financial Disclosure: Ms. Laura Walbert receives an honorarium for speaking and teaching this topic. She also receives royalties from two book companies.
She has no non-financial relationships to disclose.

Cheri and Laura have presented together for over 15 years. They presented their PreChaining programs at the 2009 Neonatal Nutrition Conference and The Neonatal Update Conference at UMass in 2010. Laura is a certified lactation consultant and she specializes in treatment of breastfeeding problems, selective eating and pediatric dysphagia. She provides therapy services at The Center for Selective Eating and Pediatric Feeding Disorders and is part of the diagnostic team for the SIU-Koke Mill Pediatric Swallowing Clinic in Springfield, Illinois.

Course Description
This two-day course will focus on assessment and treatment  of feeding problems in infants, toddlers and children. Topics covered include: anatomy of feeding aversion; feeding therapy baby care basics; successful transition to table foods; toddlers’ eating from ages 2 to 6; meeting nutrition needs for infants, toddlers & children; case histories; analysis and development of team treatment plans for infants and toddlers; picky versus problem eating; problem-solving, referrals and the team approach to feeding aversion therapy; in-depth case history, analysis of the problem & development of team treatment programs for children.

Objectives
Upon completion of the course, participants will:
1.List anatomical and physiological and aerodigestive factors that create roadblocks to successful eating.
2.Describe the relationship between the health of the aerodigestive tract and development of safe, flexible oral sensory motor feeding skills.
3.Describe the relationship between health, weight and appetite and understand the importance of a feeding schedule to develop internal motivation to eat.
4.Describe picky vs. problem eating.
5.Describe how to set the table for success based on the child's Individualized Eating Profile.
6.Describe key components of Fraker, Walbert and Cox's PreChaining and Food Chaining therapy for treatment of infants, toddlers, children and their families.

Agenda  
7:30-8 am                         Registration/check in  
8:00 - 9:00 am                 The Anatomy of Feeding Aversion: Allergies, Aspiration & The
                                            Aerodigestive Tract -Treatment to build a foundation of feeding skills
9:00 - 9:30 am                 Successful Transitions to Table Foods By Age One Year
9:30 - 10:15 am               Problem Solving: The Trouble with Toddlers; Assessment of Toddlers and Understanding 
                                           Eating from Ages 2-6
10:15 - 10:30 am            Break
10:30  - 11 am                 Nourish: Meeting Nutrition Needs for Infants, Toddlers & Children
11:00 - 12pm                   In-depth Case Histories, Analysis & Development of Team Treatment Plans for Infants
                                           & Toddlers, Overview of PreChaining Therapy
12:00 -1 pm                      Lunch
1:00 - 2:15 pm                 PreChaining and Treatment for Infants and Children with Dysphagia: From Feeding Tube to the Table
2:15 - 3 pm                       Kid Care: Feeding Aversion—Is it Picky or is it Problem? Can you SEE & Treat the problems? 
                                            Overview of Food Chaining Therapy
3:00 - 5 pm                       Food Chaining 101-Getting Started, Expanding the Diet, Nourishing the Child and Parent Education

Day 2
8:00-9:00 am                   Problem Solving, Referrals & the Team Approach to therapy for the child with Feeding Aversion
9:00-10:15 am                 In-depth Case History, Analysis of the Problem & Development of Team Treatment Programs
10:15:10:30 am               Break
10:30-12                           Program Development, Referrals and Writing Food Chains
12:00-1 pm                      Lunch
1:00-3:30                          NICU to Childhood: Cases, Cases and More Cases


This course is offered for (1.4 ) ASHA CEUs
(Professional area, Introductory Level).
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