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

$195.00

DATE: May 13, 2022
FEE:  $195 (By phone 219-322-1415) or through website

DESCRIPTION
This one-day course will focus on the assessment and treatment of pediatric feeding disorders. Topics include anatomy of feeding aversion, dysphagia, eating from ages 2 to 6, meeting nutrition needs orally and via tube feeding, tube weaning, Food Chaining therapy, picky vs problem eating, dealing with no, behavioral feeding challenges and referral guide. The course will include in-depth case histories and presentation of multidisciplinary care programs.

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Description

Presented by:
Cheri Fraker, CCC/SLP & Laura Walbert, CCC/SLP

Location:
Wee Care Therapy
440 Edmond Dr.
Dyer, IN  46311
This will be an in person, outdoor seminar (rain or shine). Dress in layers to prepare for NW IN weather. We have overhead shelter.

Date: Friday May 13th, 2022

Fee: $195

Credentialing
Contact Hours: 5.5
IN PLA for OT Certified Sponsor # 98000818A
First Steps – Webinar is 100% applicable for EI

Speaker Biographies

Cheri Fraker, CCC/SLP 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 is recognized internationally for her work in feeding. She has published articles about Food Chaining in international medical periodicals, The Nest and Nutrition and the MD. Cheri specializes in evaluation and treatment of pediatric feeding disorders and for fifteen years, she was the 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. Cheri developed the techniques of Pre-Chaining and Food Chaining. She has worked in pediatrics for 29 years. Cheri was also a STAR certified oncology therapist and successfully treated adults with head and neck cancer.

Cheri has lectured on pediatric feeding disorders at 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. Cheri and Laura have presented their PreChaining and Food Chaining programs at ASHA, the Neonatal Nutrition Conference and The Neonatal Update Conference at UMass. Cheri and Laura have lectured together for over 20 years.

Laura Walbert, CCC/SLP is an ASHA certified pediatric speech pathologist who earned her Bachelor’s and aster’s degrees in Communication Disorders and Sciences from Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, Illinois, 1996. Laura is recognized internationally for her work in feeding. Her work has been published in medical journal periodicals, and she has done conference presentations on pediatric feeding disorders. She is the lead therapist for the SIU-Koke Mill-SIU Pediatric Feeding Team Clinic in Springfield, IL. Laura has also presented on evaluation and treatment of athletes with vocal cord dysfunction. Laura specializes in treatment of breastfeeding problems, selective eating, and pediatric dysphagia.

Cheri and Laura are co-authors 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 and Laura provide therapy services at The Center for Selective Eating and Pediatric Feeding Disorders and are members of the diagnostic team for the SIU School of Medicine-Koke Mill Pediatric Swallowing Clinic in Springfield, Illinois.

Description:
This one-day course will focus on the assessment and treatment of pediatric feeding disorders. Topics include anatomy of feeding aversion, dysphagia, eating from ages 2 to 6, meeting nutrition needs orally and via tube feeding, tube weaning, Food Chaining therapy, picky vs problem eating, dealing with no, behavioral feeding challenges and referral guide. The course will include in-depth case histories and presentation of multidisciplinary care programs.

Measurable Learner 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 to treatment for toddlers and children and their families.

Schedule:

8:30-10:00
Topic 1: More Than Picky: The Anatomy of Feeding Aversion, Nutritional Rehab, Dysphagia, Diagnostics and The Pediatric Feeding Team

10:00-10:15
Break

10:15-12:00
Topic 2: PreChaining Therapy, Swallowing Disorders/Rehab, Feeding Products as Therapy Tools, Treating Severe Feeding Aversion, Safe Oral AND Tube Feeding

12:00-1:00
Lunch (on your own)

1:00-2:15
Topic 3: The Six Steps of Food Chaining, Therapy Sessions for the Picky and Problem Eater, Writing Fun Food Chains

2:15-2:30
Break

2:30-3:30
Topic 4: What to DO: Pre-Chaining and Food Chaining Case Studies