Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing Disorders in the School Setting
This graduate course is designed for school-based speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, school nurses, and/or school personnel who want to achieve a more comprehensive understanding of assessing and treating students with dysphagia and/or feeding challenges. Students will review basic anatomy and physiology of swallowing, typical feeding milestones, and various strategies and methods for school-based intervention. This course answers the legal and ethical dilemma, is feeding educationally relevant?
(Available for 3 credits)
Course Number: Coming ED 501-5410
**Textbook purchased separately and is available here
"I appreciate that I had the opportunity to take this course. Before completing this course, I was intimidated by feeding and swallowing therapy. I thought it involved complex, dangerous interventions that only fit in a medical setting. Learning about methods that are applicable to school settings and ways to support students in the natural school environment has changed how I think about feeding and swallowing disorders and my students. Not only have I benefited from this course, but my students and their families will benefit as well."
"I felt that this course was very informative and provided me with practical information. It provided an abundance of relevant information to the educational setting that I am in. I enjoyed how the course provided you with information on various topics in regard to feeding and swallowing. I also have found the appendixes and examples provided within the book to be helpful. Furthermore, I felt that the course allowed you to practice implementation of a feeding plan as well as how you would approach how to assist a student/staff if you came across a situation where a child was in need of the service in the school setting. I enjoyed the private discission that could occur with the professor."