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Catherine Shaker Seminars: Pediatric Videofluoroscopic Swallowing Studies (9/22)

Morristown Medical Center

Morristown, NJ

Pediatric Videofluoroscopic Swallowing Studies: From Physiology to Analysis
Instructor: Catherine Shaker

Evolution of physiology from infancy forward. Critical information for conducting and interpreting pediatric swallow studies and problem-solving at each juncture. Learn how to look beyond aspiration and appreciate the entire swallow pathway and its potential for compensations and maladaptations in relation to co-morbidities. Procedures in preparation for and during the study that are most common across the US. Recommendations and optional treatment modalities specific to pediatrics will be highlighted. Heavily infused with research evidence-base. Videos of normal swallowing and typical radiographic swallowing problems will be shown. Case scenarios, and real-life examples discussed. Leave with a new appreciation for the essential current perspectives and the importance of problem-solving each infant/child and his unique presentation. Learn strategies to enhance MD understanding, buy-in and support from a clinician “in the trenches.” Looking at the evidence-base, the big picture for that infant/child, and use of critical reflective thinking, not a cookbook approach.

This course is offered for .65 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area) 6.5 contact hours


Catherine Shaker Seminars: Pediatric Swallowing and Feeding - The Essentials (9/20-21)

Morristown Medical Center

Morristown, NJ

Pediatric Swallowing and Feeding: The Essentials
Instructors: Catherine Shaker, Theresa Gager

Comprehensive 2-days covering assessment and treatment of swallowing/oral-motor/feeding from a problem-solving perspective. Neonates through school age. Current approaches, evidence-base. Case studies. Videos to enhance learning. Essential skills for pediatric practice and problem-solving complex cases. Perfect for adult therapists moving to pediatrics. Multiple learning levels for both highly experienced therapists and new grads! This will change your practice.

This course is offered for 1.3 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area) 13 contact hours


Catherine Shaker Seminars: Advanced Infant and Pediatric Dysphagia (9/23-24)

Morristown Medical Center

Morristown, NJ

Advanced Infant/Pediatric Dysphagia: Problem-Solving Complex Patients and Practice Challenges
Instructor: Catherine Shaker

Two days of learning along with a master clinician. This timely interactive seminar will bring you essential information to enhance your effectiveness as a specialist in pediatric swallowing and feeding and a sought-after member of your team. Correlating clinical data, co-morbidities (airway/GI/nutrition/neurologic/oral motor/sensory), and the infant/child’s behaviors is at the heart of completing a good differential. Apply critical problem-solving skills to complex clinical diagnoses and their interactions, for NICU infants through school-aged children. Latest research evidence-base. Explore hot topics in dysphagia (e.g., thickening, NMES, swallow studies, tongue tie) practice issues, therapist-physician relationships. Discuss your challenging patients. Perfect for both the novice to take it all in, and for the experienced clinician searching for an advanced level of problem-solving for complex cases and professional issues. Attendees are encouraged to bring at least one case study to share with the group for problem-solving!

This course is offered for 1.3 ASHA CEUs (Advanced level, Professional area) 13 contact hours

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