NCSHLA Calendar of Events

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Diabetes-Related Hearing and Balance Issues
Webinar
February 27, 2018

Webinar presented by The Audiology Project
Presenter: Kathy Dowd, AuD
February 27, 2018
12:30-1:30 pm

There is a humanitarian issue for early detection of adult hearing loss in assessing the impact of chronic disease on hearing and balance. Undetected hearing loss causes confusion, isolation and depression, in addition to poor job performance, loss of wages and poor family communication. Undetected balance issues increase the risk of falls and magnify the medical costs and trauma to the patient and to the medical system.

Primary care physicians, internal medicine and endocrinology physicians must understand the pervasiveness and incidence of diabetes related ear disease, especially now with the CDC’s recognition of the problem. For many years the conditions of foot neuropathy, diabetic eye disease, and dental and pharmacy oversight have been recognized by the Centers of Disease Control (CDC) in the United States. Audiology professional organizations (AAA and ADA) are working to define inclusion of hearing and balance/ falls risk patient care for this new comorbidity.

This webinar will equip audiologists with the supporting information and use of the power point in state cohorts 1) to raise awareness of this condition and 2) to advocate for audiological medical management.

Join us for a webinar on Feb 27, 2018 at 12:30 PM EST.

Click here to register https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/3904456338466692609

The Audiology Project thanks the Academy of Doctors of Audiology for hosting this webinar.

#334 Feeding Therapy: It’s Not Just About Swallowing
Raleigh, NC
June 22-23, 2018

SUMMARY: This unique 2-day course benefits pediatric therapists interested in the bigger picture pertaining to pediatric feeding disorders. Therapists want strategies to implement right away with their clients. Why do children have trouble eating? How are physiology, motor skills and behavior linked and how do the basic principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) strengthen that connection? What role could tethered oral tissues play in feeding function? How do family dynamics and parenting styles influence progress? Why is it that a child eats well in the clinic setting but cannot generalize those skills to the home and school? This course answers those questions, provides practical strategies to implement with a variety of clients, and focuses on setting children up for success for meeting functional objectives while utilizing the premise of ABA. Participants learn how to problem solve common roadblocks in eating and then continue to build progress by following a hierarchy of steps to success. This course emphasizes the importance of keeping the fun in feeding while developing consistent positive behaviors at mealtimes so that everyone in the family can
enjoy their time together around the family table! (Intermediate Level)

PRESENTER: Melanie Potock, MA, CCC-SLP, treats children birth to teens who have difficulty eating. Melanie’s advice has been shared in a variety of television and print media, including Huffington Post, Dr. Oz The Good Life and Parents Magazine. She is the coauthor of the award-winning Raising a Healthy Happy Eater: A Stage-by-Stage Guide to Setting Your Child on the Path to Adventurous Eating (2015) and Baby Self-Feeding: Solutions for Introducing Purees and Solids to Create Lifelong Healthy Eating Habits (2016). Melanie is the author of Happy Mealtimes with Happy Kids (2010) and the producer of the award-winning kids’ CD Dancing in the Kitchen: Songs that Celebrate the Joy of Food! Her new book, Adventures in Veggieland: A Fun-First Approach to Help Your Kids Learn to Love Vegetables, will be released in October 2017. Melanie’s articles, speaking schedule and on-line course for parents or professionals can be found at www.MelaniePotock.com, along with her contact information. Financial Disclosure: Melanie Potock and My Munch Bug LLC profit from the sale of four products, briefly mentioned in today’s presentation. Non- financial Disclosure: Melanie is a monthly blogger for the American Speech Language Hearing Association’s blog “The ASHA Leader”.

OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

1. Discuss how protective behaviors develop when GI discomfort, sensory processing challenges, delayed gross and/or fine motor
skills impact a child’s willingness to eat.
2. Apply the basic principles of Applied Behavior Analysis to the treatment of pediatric feeding clients .
3. List 5 strategies for improving tongue mobility and developing mature swallowing patterns in children.
4. Understand and discuss the impact of tethered oral tissues, specifically upper lip tie and four types of tongue ties, on a child’s ability to develop age appropriate feeding skills.
5. Describe how to teach the following skills to toddlers and older: biting, chewing, independent swallowing, straw & open cup drinking
6. Implement a hierarchical method of problem solving to meet functional outcomes.
7. Understand how to problem solve new challenges with future clients by systematically breaking the task into smaller steps and teaching one step at a time.

FORMAT: This is a 16-hour course equivalent to 1.6 CEUs. This course is offered for 1.6 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Professional area).

AOTA: Motivations, Inc. is an approved provider of continuing education by the American Occupational Therapy Association #4002, for 16 contact hours - Intermediate Level Occupational Therapy Process: evaluation, intervention. The assignment of AOTA CEU's does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products or clinical procedures by AOTA.

Contact: Scott Boston at 1-800-791-0262 ext 1
sboston@motivationsceu.com
Website: www.motivationsceu.com

# 306 CAN-EAT Approach …Using medical, motor, & behavioral strategies in pediatric feeding
Charlotte, NC
Jul 27-28, 2018

SUMMARY: Research indicates that the prevalence of pediatric feeding and swallowing disorders is 80% in the special needs population and 20% in typically developing children. Therefore, most pediatric clinicians will encounter this disorder in some form or another. Feeding disorders come in all shapes and sizes, such as coughing/choking during meals, poor oral-motor skill acquisition, food refusal, oral aversion, g-tube dependence and more. One must be versed in oral-motor and swallowing techniques, respiration, GI issues, nutrition, motor/postural alignment, and behavioral strategies. This is a two-day course focusing on how to approach pediatric feeding and swallowing disorders, how to diagnose and prioritize treatment options, and ensure successful outcomes for you and your patients. Day one will concentrate on medical and nutritional intervention strategies, while day two will focus on evaluation and therapeutic intervention. If children are available, there will be 1-2 live evaluations.

PRESENTER: Krisi Brackett MS SLP/CCC is a Pediatric Feeding and Dysphagia Specialist with over 20 years of experience. She is currently Co-director of the UNC Pediatric Feeding Team at the NC Children's Hospital, UNC Healthcare, Chapel hill, NC. The team consisting of pediatric GI, speech and nutrition provides multidisciplinary feeding intervention to the birth-18 population using a combined medical, nutritional, motor, and behavioral approach. . She is also an adjunct faculty member at the Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences, UNC– Chapel Hill. Krisi publishes the popular feeding blog, www.pediatricfeedingnews.com. Krisi is currently assisting with several pediatric feeding research projects as part of the feeding team and with the UNC research group, The Feeding Flock (http://feedingflock.web.unc.edu/). She performs MBSS and FEES in the pediatric population. She is certified in pediatric neurodevelopmental training and is a member of ASHA. Krisi lectures nationally on medical management and therapeutic strategies for handling this special population. The instructor has no relevant financial or non-financial relationships to disclose
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OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

1. Explain how feeding disorders develop, the basis for most problems and what maintains them over time
2. Describe how gastrointestinal disorders such as reflux, dysmotility and pain affect feeding in a child
3. Indicate the differences between a modified barium swallow study and a fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of feeding and how
you would choose one over the other when evaluating a child’s swallowing function
4. Explain how to prioritize treatment strategies with a pediatric patient with a feeding disorder
5. List examples of behavior techniques to use to improve acceptance of bites of food.

FORMAT: This is a 16-hour course equivalent to 1.6 CEUs. This course is offered for 1.6 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Professional area).

AOTA: Motivations, Inc. is an approved provider of continuing education by the American Occupational Therapy Association #4002, for 16 contact hours - Intermediate Level Occupational Therapy Process: evaluation, intervention. The assignment of AOTA CEU's does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products or clinical procedures by AOTA.

Contact: Scott Boston at 1-800-791-0262 ext 1
sboston@motivationsceu.com
Website: www.motivationsceu.com