Pediatric Feeding Intervention: The Meat and Potatoes

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Connecticut Children's Medical Center, Conference Rooms C & D

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This is an introductory level course addressing clinical feeding assessment, treatment planning, intervention and clinical reasoning.

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Covid-19 Update re: Pediatric Feeding Intervention: The Meat and Potatoes

Connecticut Children’s Medical Center

Course Postponed due to Covid-19 restrictions

Update: 4/22/20

A Message from CCMC Department of Occupational Therapy:

Due to the on-going restrictions regarding large gatherings and visitor restrictions at Connecticut Children's Medical Center, the feeding course Pediatric Feeding Intervention: The Meat and Potatoes will be postponed until next year.

We have all registrants' e-mails on record and will notify you of the new date and location.

In the meantime, we will initiate refunds through Eventbrite. Refunds are typically processed within several days. Should you not receive your refund in a timely manner, please send an e-mail to CCMCcontinuingeducation@gmail.com.

Thank you all for registering for this course and we hope you are able to attend next year,

Veronica Mingolelli, MS, OTR/L, SCFES

Update: 3/10/20

In order to limit community members’ and patient exposure to Covid-19, Connecticut Children’s is currently restricting hospital entry to any non-essential visitors.

In light of these guidelines, regretfully, the Pediatric Feeding Intervention: The Meat and Potatoes conference will be postponed until Connecticut Children’s Covid-19 restrictions are lifted.

We will inform you of the new date as soon as possible. Updates will be found on the Eventbrite page for the course and will be sent via e-mail to the address you provided upon registration.

Any registrant who desires a refund at this time should e-mail a refund request to ccmccontinuingeducation@gmail.com. We will initiate the refund process with Eventbrite and your registration fee will be refunded electronically.

If you prefer, you may remain registered until a new date is established. If you are unable to attend on the new date, we will accept your cancellation at that time as well.

We hope to see you on the new date and apologize for the inconvenience that this cancellation may be causing for you. Thank you for your patience as we work to keep our patients and our community healthy by observing public health safety guidelines.

SEMINAR DESCRIPTION

This is an introductory level feeding course addressing basic feeding intervention strategies and clinical reasoning. This course emphasizes learners’ development of skills for effective assessment and treatment of common pediatric feeding difficulties in the outpatient, early intervention and school based settings. This course will incorporate opportunities for lecture based learning, video analysis, case studies, and group learning.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:

OTs

OTAs

SLPs

PTs

special educators

early intervention specialists

COURSE SCHEDULE

7:30- 7:45 Sign in and breakfast

7:45 - 8:00- Welcome/Agenda

8:00 -9:00 Assessment Practicum (VM)

9:00-10:00 Clinical Oral Motor Skills (KB)

10:00-10:15 break

10:15-12:15 Clinical Reasoning for Feeding Treatment Planning (CM, VM, CS)12:15-1:00 Lunch (on your own)

1:00-2:00 Clinical and Instrumental Evaluations of Swallowing and Diet Modification (KB)

2:00-3:00 Parent Experience (CM)

3:00-3:15 break

3:15-4:00 Treatment Planning Labs

4:00 – 5:00 Panel Discussion (KB, JK, CS)

5:00-5:30 - Knowledge Check (questions and wrap up)

HOW TO REGISTER:

Step 1:

Complete the registration form below. This is required.

Step 2:

Send us your registration form. Required.

E-mail: CCMCcontinuingeducation@gmail.com

Mail:

Department of Occupational Therapy

282 Washington Street

Hartford, Connecticut 06106

Attn: Feeding Course

Step 3:

Payment. Required.

Click the green “Tickets” button to complete payment.

We only accept on-line payment through this website.

REGISTRATION FORM:

Course Title: Clinical Assessment and Intervention for Pediatric Feeding Problems

Location: Connecticut Children’s Medical Center 282 Washington St.

Hartford, CT 06106 Conference Rooms C&D

Date: March 14, 2020

.85 AOTA CEUs/8.5 contact hours

Instructors: K. Byron, CCC-SLP, J. Kamauff, MS, OTR/L C. McNeil, MS, OTR/L, V. Mingolelli, MS, OTR/L, C. Silliman, MOT, OTR/L,

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E-mail: (course communication will be via e-mail)

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Profession: OT OTA SLP SLPA other:____________________________________________

Practice area:

school Birth to Three clinic

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If you should require an additional copy of your course certificate, you will be required to match 2 security questions (e.g., What was the name of your imaginary friend?, What is your favorite candy?). Please indicate your 2 security questions and answers below:

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Registration and Cancellation Policy

All registration and payment must be done on-line with a credit card due to facility payment processing guidelines. A completed registration form and payment are required to complete registration. Contact information including e-mail addresses, home, work and cell phone numbers will be requested for each learner. Should CCMC cancel the event, each registrant will be contacted via contact information provided on their registration form (preferred contact info first) and informed of the cancellation or new conference date if any. Registrants will then be given the option to a) withdraw from the course and be refunded all registration fees or b) to carry registration fees forward to apply to the rescheduled event date. All refunds will be processed via the same credit card used for initial payment.

Connecticut Children’s Medical Center reserves the right to cancel a seminar and will refund in full the registration fee only. Connecticut Children’s Medical Center is NOT liable for registrants non-refundable airfare, accommodations, or fees.

On-line payment only.

Participant Withdrawal:

Should a registrant need to withdraw from the course prior to the event, the withdrawing registrant will be required to inform the CCMC contact person (see below) of their withdrawal in writing and request a refund. Cancellations must be requested in writing 7 days prior to the event to receive a 100% refund. There will be no refund for cancellations received later. If participants register and do not attend, they are still responsible for full payment. Participants should send refund requests to ccmccontinuingeducation@gmail.com Connecticut Children’s will process the participants refund within 10 business days from the day the request is received.

Grievance policy:

Connecticut Children's Medical Center is committed to conducting all activities in strict conformance with accreditation agencies and boards. Connecticut Children's will comply with all responsibilities to be nondiscriminatory in activities, program content, and in the treatment of participants. Connecticut Children's will provide participants with the ability to raise any complaints or concerns they may have.

In the event a registrant has a complaint regarding the registration, payment or the event, complaints should be directed to the event contact person in an initial effort to achieve resolution. Should no resolution be achieved, the occupational therapy department manager will be informed of the situation and offer further guidance for the complaint resolution.

Replacement Certificates:

In the event a learner requests copies of their file:

1) any learner will be required to provide proof of identity by providing the following information

a) learner name

b) course title or topic

c) course date

d) 2 unique identifiers matching those on file (date of birth, driver’s license or other ID number, learner selected security questions.)

2) all requests for proof of course completion must be submitted in writing with accompanying proof of identity to the Occupational Therapy Department Manager, 282 Washington Street, Hartford, CT 06106

3)The fee for a replacement certificate of completion is $10.00.

Storage of Participant Records

All learner records will be kept in a locked filing cabinet within the offices of the Occupational Therapy Department at 282 Washington St., Hartford CT for 7 years following the conference event.

Paper copies of learners’ registration forms will be kept on file. Learner files will include the following information:

● Provider name and address

● Learner name

● Activity title

● Type of activity (activity medium, [e.g., workshop, etc.])

● Start and completion date(s) of the activity

● Number of AOTA CEUs awarded

● Instructor(s) name(s) and credentials

● 2 unique identifiers (date of birth, driver’s licence or other ID number, learner selected security questions.)

● learner address, phone numbers, e-mail addresses

● learner post tests and photocopies of certificates of completion will be kept in learners permanent records

● learner records will be kept for 7 years.

Following 7 years, records may be disposed (shredded and placed in HIPPA compliant document disposal system)

Participant Request for copies of file

In the event a learner requests copies of their file:

1) any learner will be required to provide proof of identity by providing the following information

a) learner name

b) course title or topic

c) course date

d) 2 unique identifiers matching those on file (date of birth, driver’s license or other ID number, learner selected security questions.)

2) all requests for proof of course completion must be submitted in writing with accompanying proof of identity to the Occupational Therapy Department Manager, 282 Washington Street, Hartford, CT 06106

3)The fee for a replacement certificate of completion is $10.00.

Speaker Disclosure

All speakers must disclose all financial relationships with commercial or for-profit entities so that we can resolve any potential conflict of interest.

All speakers are required to include a disclosure slide in their presentations that includes the following information:

1. Funding sources for presented work; list all.

2. Industry funding to the investigator in the last five years; list all

Speakers who do not provide disclosure information will not be able to present at the meeting. If a speaker is presenting at more than one session, he may complete one disclosure for multiple presentations; it is not necessary to complete a disclosure for each topic.

Copyright and Attribution

All copyrighted or trademarked (hereafter referred to as “copyrighted”) material included in speaker’s presentations should be identified as copyrighted and attributed to the original developers or authors.

Attribution of copyright should be noted within a speaker’s slide presentation and noted verbally when initially referring to the copyrighted material.

Speakers will obtain permission from the copyright holder as appropriate for use of copyrighted materials within his presentation.

Accessibility

Connecticut Children's is committed to conducting all activities in strict conformance with accreditation agencies and boards. Connecticut Children's will comply with all responsibilities to be nondiscriminatory in activities, program content, and in the treatment of participants. Connecticut Children's will provide participants with the ability to raise any complaints or concerns they may have.

The conference facility is fully accessible for participants using wheelchairs or other mobility devices. The conference space is equipped with adjustable centralized audio/video system.

Participants will be able to request any needed accommodations when they register for the course. Every effort will be made to accommodate participants’ unique needs. For additional information or requests e-mail: ccmccontinuingeducation@gmail.com.

Faculty:

Kerri Byron MS, CCC-SLP is a Speech Language Pathologist at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. She participates in multi-disciplinary aerodigestive and feeding clinics and provides individual evaluations and treatment for inpatient and outpatients.

Jessica Kamauff, M.Ed., OTR/L, CLC has been a practicing Occupational Therapist for 12 years. Currently she is a staff therapist at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center where she participates in multidisciplinary pain and feeding clinics and provides individual feeding evaluations and treatment for outpatients. Jessica is a Certified Lactation Counselor and is Certified Infant Massage Instructor.

Caitlin McNeil, MS, OTR/L has been a practicing Occupational Therapist since 2009. Currently, she is a staff Occupational Therapist at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center where she addresses feeding problems in the NICU, PICU and in-patient rehab settings. She provides evaluations and treatment for children with feeding problems in outpatient settings.

Veronica Mingolelli, MS, OTR/L, SCFES has been a practicing occupational therapist for 19 years. She is currently a staff therapist at Connecticut Children's Medical Center where she is a member of a multidisciplinary feeding team and provides feeding evaluations and treatment in an outpatient setting.

Caitlin Silliman, MOT, OTR/L has been an Occupational Therapist at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center since 2014. Caitlin participates in a multidisciplinary feeding clinic and provides individual feeding evaluations and treatment in an outpatient setting.

All course faculty are staff members at CCMC. No course faculty have any financial or non-financial interests to disclose.

OBJECTIVES

Feeding Assessment Practicum – VM

1) Identify two domains of function to be assessed during a clinical feeding assessment.

2) Identify two performance components necessary for successful feeding

3) Identify two behaviors indicative of possible feeding difficulties.

Clinical Oral Motor Review – KB

1) Identify 2 oral motor intervention strategies to support children’s feeding skills.

2) Describe clinical presentation of two oral motor skill deficits.

3) Identify two distinct sequential skills in infant oral motor development.

Clinical Reasoning for Treatment Planning – VM, CM, CS

1) Identify two feeding skill deficits requiring feeding intervention.

2) Formulate 2 short term and two long term goals to guide feeding intervention

3) Describe 2 methods for evaluating case study feeding progress.

Clinical and Instrumental Evaluations of Swallowing and Diet Modification - KB

1) Identify common populations which benefit from swallow evaluations

2) Identify 2 pros and 2 cons to modified barium swallows, fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing and clinical bedside evaluations

3) Discuss treatment approaches including diet modification, flow rate changes, and positional changes

Parent Experience: What works, what doesn't - CM

1) Describe two means of parent involvement in feeding intervention

2) Identify two parent reported success strategies

3) Identify two parent reported frustrations with feeding interventions

Treatment Planning Labs - Faculty

1) Identify 1 treatment activity and 1 performance factor it addresses.

2) Identify 2 sequential pre-feeding skills

3) Identify 2 behavioral strategies to promote child engagement in feeding activities.

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