First Bite #183 – May 03, 2022
Embracing the EBP Triangle for PFD Holistically
(.1 ASHA and AOTA CEUs) For more info, click here.
In this episode, Michelle is joined by the passionate Rachel Hahn Arkenberg, M.S. CCC-SLP, CLC, a medical speech-language pathologist and lactation counselor pursuing her PhD in the Imaging, Evaluation, and Treatment of Swallowing Lab at Purdue University. In her research, Rachel embraces a dynamic systems approach to study neurophysiological development of swallowing in the context of family, culture, language, and motor development…and she spends these 60 minutes imparting her knowledge with all of us! Join in as Rachel explains the barriers to obtaining high-quality evidenced for treatment of pediatric feeding disorder (PFD), challenges us to critically assess the evidence that is available, and then explains how research from allied health fields can be effective in treatment. If your goal is a joyful and functional mealtime for a little one, then let Rachel shed some light on the path forward.
By the end of this PodCourse, participants will be able to identify and describe:
- Barriers to obtaining evidence for treatment of Pediatric Feeding Disorder (PFD).
- How theories of sensorimotor learning and muscle physiology can be applied clinically to treatment for PFD.
- 2 strategies to think critically when assessing evidence behind treatment approaches.