Pediatric Feeding Disorders: Infants, Toddlers, Preschoolers

Pediatric Feeding Disorders: Infants, Toddlers, Preschoolers

Course Expiration Date: 11/30/19

This course is free.  

Course Description:  This program is brought to you through a partnership with SC LEND which will review the definition, diagnosis, common etiologies of, and contributing factors to, Pediatric Feeding Disorders (PFD). PFD is more common than many healthcare providers realize, occurring in 20% of typically developing children and 80% of children with developmental disabilities. The negative effect on family quality of life is chronic, creating toxic stress for years, not months. We will also cover key strategies for treatment, safety, positioning, and referring out.

Instructor: Sally Asquith, MS, CCC-SLP; licensed/certified pediatric speech-language pathologist with over twenty-five years experience.  She owns a large private practice in Summerville, South Carolina, USA specializing in feeding disorders as well as medical fragility, multiple disabilities and autism.

Target Audience: Nurses and any other healthcare professional

Learning Outcomes: After completing this activity, the participant will be able to:

  • identify the key issues in recognizing, diagnosing and treating pediatric feeding disorders

Length of Course: 1 hour

Credit Statements:

Licensed Nurses:  Upstate AHEC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Upon successful completion of this program, participants will receive 1.0 contact hours.

Others:  This educational offering provides 0.1 CEUs (1.0 clock hour) by Upstate AHEC and meets SC AHEC

Disclosure Statement: Upstate AHEC’s conflict of interest policy requires speaker(s), the planning committee members, and all others in a position to control this activity of this program to disclose any real or apparent commercial financial affiliations related to the content of this presentation or materials.

The speaker(s), the planning committee members, and all others in a position to control this activity have signed a vested interest form declaring no conflict of interest in this activity.

Provision of this education activity by Upstate AHEC does not imply endorsement by Upstate AHEC or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with this activity.  

Credit Requirements: To receive CE credit for completing this online course you must complete 100% of the material, receive at least 80% passing grade on post-test and complete the evaluation.

Once you pass the post-test and complete the evaluation you will be able to print a certificate for verification of credit.

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