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The MedSLP Collective Winter Summit 2023 (Pediatrics)

December 3rd, 2023 from 11 AM EST – 7 PM EST

After this course, you will be able to…

  • Identify at least 3 treatment modalities and strategies implemented across multiple pediatric case studies.
  • Identified appropriate treatment approaches across multiple topic areas, including  pediatric dysphagia, cognitive-communication, oromyofunctional and pediatric feeding disorders.
  • Describe how to choose individualized treatment strategies and modalities for their patients. 

Can I get continuing education for this webinar?

After watching the webinar, you will need to pass a short quiz with at least 80% accuracy and attend the full webinar to obtain credit for your participation. The link to the quiz will be available to you after the presentation in the course area. Once completed, you will receive a certificate of completion inside your course area.

Speaker Information and Disclosures

Myo In Real Life-Myofunctional Therapy Approaches for Pediatrics and Adults

Kaitlyn Shrum MA, CCC-SLP, QOM, CMT, certBBM is the owner and founder of Southern Speech & Myo, a private practice in North Florida. She graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Master’s degree in communication sciences and disorders. Kaitlyn holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association, is a Certified Myofunctional Therapist (CMT) and is a Qualified Orofacial Myologist (QOM). Kaitlyn is also certified in teaching Buteyko Breathing Method (certBBM). She has completed continuing education focusing on dysphagia, oromyofunctional disorders, Buteyko Breathing, TOTS Training, sensory-motor based feeding, the SOFFI method, Beckman Oral Motor Protocol, and the Kaufman approach to treat childhood apraxia of speech. She has been published in several professional journals, for her research on phonemic awareness in children with disabilities and the benefits of dialogic book reading for vocabulary development. Kaitlyn also works as a mentor and continuing education provider.

FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE:

Receives honoraria from The MedSLP Collective

NON-FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE:

None

Interoception & Appetite: Advancing Feeding Skills

Ramya Kumar is an ASHA certified Speech Language Pathologist specializing in infant and pediatric feeding disorders while practicing in a Level 3 NICU in Phoenix, AZ. She is a Board Certified Specialist in Swallowing & Swallowing Disorders, Certified Neonatal Therapist, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, Small Baby Care Specialist, Neonatal Touch & Massage Certified Therapist, NANN Developmental Care Specialist & has completed the Trauma Informed Professional Certificate. Ramya is an internationally sought out speaker & clinical mentor on the topic of neuroprotective care in the NICU & pediatric feeding disorders. She is passionate about helping families create mealtime success through a whole-body lens. More recently, Ramya has been serving as a NICU Developmental Coordinator championing changes in unit culture, system-wide policy development and supporting transition of NICU families to community based programs. She has also co-founded Arizona NICU Grads – a community resource supporting NICU grads and their families as they transition from hospital to home.

FINANCIAL DISCLOSURES:

Salaried employee, Abrazo Arrowhead Hospital

Co-Owner, Arizona NICU Follow-Up Specialists

Content creator and mentor, Feed the Peds

Mentor, Medical SLP Collective

Presenter stipend

NON-FINANCIAL DISCLOSURES: 

Board member, Neonatal Therapy Certification Board

Communications Committee Chair, International Association for Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing

PR Committee Member, American Board of Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders

Clinical Decision Making in Pediatric AAC Treatment

Katie Threlkeld, M.S., CCC-SLP is a licensed, ASHA certified speech-language pathologist and a Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA) certified assistive technology professional (ATP) with almost 10 years of clinical experience in AAC assessment and intervention across the lifespan. She is the Educational Program Developer at Forbes AAC, a Clinical Assistant Professor and Virtual Clinic Coordinator in the Katz School for Science and Health at Yeshiva University, and a paid mentor for the Medical SLP Collective. She serves on the ASHA SIG 2 (Neurogenic Communication Disorders) Professional Development Committee and is certified in SPEAK OUT! and LSVT Loud. Katie has presented at the state and national level on topics related to motor speech disorders, AAC, and aural rehabilitation and has extensive teaching experience at the undergraduate and graduate level. When not engaging in teaching, scholarship, and service, Katie likes to travel, spend time with her family and friends, golf, and go to sporting events cheering on the Kansas City Chiefs, the St. Louis Cardinals, and the Arkansas Razorbacks.

FINANCIAL DISCLOSURES:

Paid mentor of the MedSLP Collective, full-time paid employee of Yeshiva University, paid adjunct faculty member at the University of Arkansas, paid employee of Forbes AAC.

NON-FINANCIAL DISCLOSURES: Member of ASHA.

Mimicking Prenatal Development in the Postnatal World: Understanding the Evidence for Sensorimotor Interventions in the NICU to improve clinical outcomes

Dr. Emily Zimmerman is an Associate Professor and Chair of Communication Sciences & Disorders at Northeastern University.  She directs the Speech & Neurodevelopment Lab, which examines the cross-section of sucking, feeding and speech emergence across environmental, maternal, physiological, and genetic factors. Dr. Zimmerman is the Principal investigator on several NIH grants examining these themes across patient populations.

FINANCIAL DISCLOSURES:

Medical SLP Collective – Honoraria
Salary from Northeastern University

NON-FINANCIAL DISCLOSURES: None

Feeding Strategies for Motor Skill Development

Molly Ooten is a speech language pathologist at Oklahoma Children's Hospital in Oklahoma City, OK. She has been in the field for 10 years and focused on feeding therapy for 9 out of 10 of those years, with over 60 hours of continuing education in the area. She previously worked in early intervention and has a passion for parent coaching, trauma-informed practice, and medically complex children. She has presented to a variety of audiences across the state on the subject of pediatric feeding, including the annual conferences of both Oklahoma Speech and Hearing Association (OSHA) and Oklahoma Association of Neonatal and Pediatric Therapist (OANAPT). Currently Molly serves both inpatient and outpatient departments as well as principal SLP for the hospital's VPI clinic in conjunction with the otolaryngology department.

Financial Disclosures:
Medical SLP Collective – Honoraria

Non-financial Disclosures: None

Connecting Through Play in Feeding Therapy: The Impact of Building Trust for PFD

Erin Forward MSP,CCC-SLP,CLC is a speech language pathologist and certified lactation counselor at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital who has advanced training in pediatric feeding and swallowing disorders, early language, AAC, and Trauma. specifically for medically complex children.​  She graduated from University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelor degree in CSD and Psychology and graduated from the University of South Carolina with a Masters in Speech Pathology. ​ She is also a Proficient DIR®Floortime Provider Certification holder and a TBRI®Trained Practitioner​. She is the regular co host of First Bite Podcast with Michelle Dawson, MS, CCC-SLP, CLC​.  Erin has experience in early intervention/home health, NICU/PICU, GI clinic, and an outpatient clinic setting

FINANCIAL DISCLOSURES:

Medical SLP Collective- Honoraria
Cincinnati Children's Hospital-Salary

NON-FINANCIAL DISCLOSURES:

Feeding Matters- Volunteer
Contributor for the Book Chasing the Swallow
Member of ASHA
Member of SIG 13

Be Up-To-Date:  Feeding Interventions  in the NICU with Case Studies

Louisa Ferrara-Gonzalez, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, CNT, NTMTC is board-certified in Swallowing/Swallowing Disorders, a Certified Neonatal Therapist, Neonatal Touch and Massage Certified Therapist, holds certification as a Trauma-Informed professional and is working towards her Lactation Consulting Certificate. She has over 15 years of clinical experience working with medically fragile infants and children. She currently runs a private practice, manages the NICU Dysphagia Research Team at NYU Langone Hospital, Long Island Campus and is Manager of Clinical Operations at Cardinal Health in the Medical Affairs Department for the NTrainer. Dr. Louisa publishes her research in peer-reviewed journals and is an internationally sought out speaker.

FINANCIAL: Salary – Cardinal Health
Salary – NYU Langone Hospital – Long Island
Honorarium from MED SLP Collective

NON-FINANCIAL: SOOTHE DSMB
ASHA PFD Conference Committee

Jenny Reynolds M.S.,CCC-SLP,BCS-S,CLC,CNT  is a speech-language pathologist practicing as an advanced clinical specialist in a level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. Jenny is a board-certified swallowing specialist with a focus in pediatric dysphagia. She is a certified lactation counselor and a certified neonatal therapist. Jenny is currently pursuing her small baby certification. Jenny’s research interest is infant dysphagia and FEES. She is a co-investigator in multiple studies in the NICU and disseminated this research at conferences and published in peer-reviewed journals. Jenny is currently pursuing her PhD in health studies at Texas Woman’s University. She serves on the American Speech Hearing Association Convention programming committee for the pediatric dysphagia strand, the Texas Speech Hearing Association Convention Career Development/Philanthropy Chair, the National Association of Neonatal Therapy professional collaborative, and currently is an adjunct lecturer at local universities for their speech therapy graduate programs.

FINANCIAL:

Salary from Select Medical/ Baylor Scott and White institute for Rehab, Honorarium from MED SLP Collective

NON-FINANCIAL: 

Member of the National Association of Neonatal Therapy Professional Collaborative Board

Course Agenda

 Agenda:

 

  • 11:00-12:00 PM – Myo In Real Life-Myofunctional Therapy Approaches for Pediatrics and Adults with Kaitlyn Shrum MA, CCC-SLP, QOM, CMT, certBBM

  • 12:00-1:00 PM – Interoception & Appetite: Advancing Feeding Skills with Ramya Kumar MS.CCC-SLP, BCSS, CNT, IBCLC, NTMTC

  • 1:15-2:15 PM – Clinical Decision Making in Pediatric AAC Treatment-with Katie Threlkeld, M.S., CCC-SLP, ATP

  • 2:15-3:15 PM – Mimicking Prenatal Development in the Postnatal World: Understanding the Evidence for Sensorimotor Interventions in the NICU to improve clinical outcomes with Emily Zimmerman, PhD,CCC-SLP

  • 3:45-4:45 PM – Feeding Strategies for Motor Skill Development with Molly Ooten,M.A.,CCC-SLP

  • 4:45-5:45 PM – Connecting Through Play in Feeding Therapy: The Impact of Building Trust for PFD with Erin Forward,MSP,CCC-SLP,CLC

  • 6:00-7:00 PM – Be Up-To-Date:  Feeding Interventions  in the NICU with Case Studies with Louisa Ferrara-Gonzalez, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, CNT, NTMTC and Jenny Reynolds,M.S.,CCC-SLP,BCS-S,CLC,CNT

Additional FAQs

Can I get ASHA CEUS for this Course?

After watching the webinar, you will need to pass a short quiz with at least 80% accuracy and attend the full webinar to obtain credit for your participation. The link to the quiz will be available to you after the presentation in the course area. Once completed, you will receive a certificate of completion inside your course area.

What is the Refund/Cancellation Policy?  

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What can I do if I have a complaint?  

Please contact us at info@medslpcollective.com

Who is this webinar appropriate for?  

The target audience for this webinar is licensed speech-language pathologists. There are no prerequisite skills or knowledge needed beyond the basic speech-language pathology training and licensing.

What if I need special accommodations?  

If you require accommodations to access these materials due to a disability, please email us at info@medslpcollective.com