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Saturday, April 30
09:00 am – 10:30 am

Session 25

Jennifer Casteix, MS, CCC-SLP
Level of Instruction: Intermediate   –   Coronado II

Children with neurodevelopmental and related disorders frequently have associated oral and/or pharyngeal dysphagia with possible silent aspiration. Quite often, parents and caregivers are not made aware of these risks, and therefore are not prepared to support the child in safe feeding and swallowing practices. Likewise, speech pathologists in school settings may not have the resources to support children with underlying dysphagia during the school day. In this seminar we will review some of these disorders and associated risks, and discuss ways to support safe eating and swallowing at home, at school, and in the community.

Learner Outcomes:  At the completion of this presentation, participants will be able to describe the differences between oral and pharyngeal dysphagia and associated risks with each, name at least one neurodevelopmental or related disorder that has been shown to have risk factors for oral and/or pharyngeal dysphagia and discuss ways to support safe eating and swallowing in a child with a neurodevelopmental or related disorder at home, school or in the community.