CH-800 Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing Disorders

Prerequisites: Program prerequisites or by consent. This course will focus on pediatric swallowing and feeding disorders. It will review the anatomy and physiology of normal and abnormal swallowing and discuss specific etiologies relevant to the pediatric patient. Clinical and instrumental diagnostic methods will be discussed, as well as treatment planning regarding oral feeding recommendations using case studies, in-class skills practice and a skills lab.