Learn with Michelle

Learn with Michelle2022-06-12T19:43:16+00:00

Chasing the Swallow: Truth, Science, and Hope for Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing Disorders

Self-Paced Study Eligible for 1.35 ASHA CEUs
Presenter: Michelle Dawson, MS CCC-SLP, CLC

In her debut book, Chasing the Swallow: Truth, Science, and Hope for Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing Disorders, Michelle Dawson, MS CCC-SLP, CLC dispels the myth that behavioral feeding aversions are the most common source of a child’s refusal to eat. Michelle guides the reader on how to uncover the true medical etiology driving their patient’s pediatric feeding disorder by engaging in interprofessional education and practice with the care team. Chasing the Swallow serves as a compass rose on how to make your professional voice heard in the process of creating a holistic village, embracing a variety of members from allied health to nonprofit community supports, for each individual child’s journey. In true Michelle fashion, readers are inspired to lean in and take the next step to advocate for each infant, toddler, and child on their caseload, all while laughing through her relatable and heartfelt personal experiences. In this 13.5 hour course, readers take a deep dive into each individual interprofessional practice partner and learn specifics related to that profession and how through collaboration as a team a little one could be set on a path for healing!  So, step out of your silos folks, and chase that bolus as a team!

Additional Recorded Webinars

Upcoming LIVE Courses

Cicero Monthly Clinical Roundtable Series on May 24th, 2022

Register Here: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89573699909?pwd=ZHZtVlNwT3JDd3lvZXJIdTVzQjR2Zz09

Feeding Tubes and Pediatric Feeding Disorders: Friends Not Foes
June 16th, 2022

Live on June 16th, 2022 for .1 ASHA CEUs!

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Course Description
Fed is fed is fed is fed! Whether that be working with a little one who is 100% orally fed, eating some by mouth, but supplemented via nasogastric tube (NG tube), or working with a little one who is completely gastrostomy tube (G tube) dependent. As clinicians who evaluate and treat pediatric feeding disorders, we need to embrace the lifesaving roles that these tubes offer. Tubes can be our patient’s friends, not foes. This course is designed to educate clinicians new to the world of pediatric feeding and swallowing disorders on the types of tubes available, what conditions/etiologies would indicate the need for alternate means of nourishment, and how to effectively use them in treatment.

Register to Run June Dysphagia Awareness Month
June 19-25, 2022

During the week of June 19-25, 2022, take a break from you regularly scheduled continuing education courses and put some pep in your step! Come join “Team First Bite” for a virtual 5k to support the dynamic researchers of Dysphagia Research Society!

Register for “Team First Bite” Here

Pediatric Feeding Disorder within the Public Schools
June 24th, 2022

Join Michelle, Erin Forward, MSP CCC-SLP, CLC, Raquel Garcia, SLPD, CCC-SLP, CNT, BCS-S, Angie Neal, MS CCC-SLP, and Kristen West, MA CCC-SLP, for 5 hours of functional “How-To-Do-It” strategies!

Live on June 24th, 2022 for .5 ASHA CEUs!

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Course Description
In this course, the presenters will discuss why the evaluation and treatment of pediatric feeding disorder/dysphagia are educationally relevant and supported through policy and legal guidance. As the SLP must understand typical PO development to identify atypical behaviors and symptoms, the anatomy and physiology of PO intake from infancy to school age will be explored. Appropriate interprofessional practice partners for the child’s team within public schools will be discussed as well as current evidence-based treatment options for these little ones. Case studies will be provided.

Connecting the Dots: How Etiologies Drive EBP Treatment of Pediatric Feeding Disorders
July 14th, 2022

Live on July 14th, 2022 for .2 ASHA CEUs!

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Course Description
There are four components to the diagnosis of pediatric feeding disorder: medical, nutritional, feeding skill, and psychosocial. Each of these components is intricately complex and interwoven into the beautiful tapestry of life that makes up the lives of those we are called to serve. However, one of these components, “medical”, can be overwhelming to grasp due to limited exposure to pediatric medical aspects within the framework of graduate coursework and limited clinical practicum exposure to working with medically complex children. This course is a dedicated crash course to build up a PFD clinician’s confidence when it comes to how common medical etiologies can influence the evaluation and treatment of PFD. Topics covered include neurogenic conditions, aerodigestive tract conditions, and gastrointestinal conditions, with emphasis placed on learning through laughter and case studies.

Escaping the Silo: How to Embrace Interprofessional Practice for Pediatric Feeding Disorders
August 19th, 2022

Live on August 19th, 2022 for .2 ASHA CEUs!

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Course Description
When working with little ones who have a pediatric feeding disorder (PFD) we are only as good as the team surrounding them on their journey. If you’re an SLP new to the world of PFD, being part of a new interprofessional practice team can feel daunting given the variety of interprofessional practice team members you may encounter. In this course, learn about the most common specialty physicians, allied health team members, and community members found on IPP teams, their education, their roles and responsibilities on the team, and functional strategies to collaborate for optimal patient outcomes.

October 11th, 2022

On Monday October 11th, 2022, Michelle will be presenting two different courses on pedatric feeding disorders with the Ohio School Speech Pathologists and Educational Audiology Coalition (OSSPEAC) in Elyria, Ohio.

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Praise from Former Course Attendees

“Great presenter! Obviously incredibly knowledgeable & did a great job keeping everyone engaged.”

Katie, Pittsburgh, PA, SLP

”This course taught me to think outside the box of feeding issues and to better determine when it is necessary to refer. And to whom to refer. “

Angela, Rochester, PA, SLP

“Very Well done! She captured my attention for the entire seminar and made it very applicable to therapy.”

Kala M., Columbus MS
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