#7305 Understanding the GI Disorders that Lead to Feeding in Pediatrics
Speech language and Occupational Therapists are highly skilled at sensory and/or behavioral approaches to feeding disorders. Often times, however, there is a gap in knowledge regarding common pediatric medical conditions (gastroesophageal reflux, dyspepsia, gastroparesis, and constipation) that can contribute to oral aversion. Less common conditions, such as eosinophilic esophagitis, food allergies, food intolerances, and altered gut flora can significantly impact gut comfort.
This course will provide a basic understanding of these conditions and evidence based researched methods of treatment, including medications, formulas, dietary supplements, and probiotics. Case studies will further illustrate how disorders were identified and treated. The participant will come away with knowledge on how to better communicate with the child’s provider and multi-disciplinary team to ensure the greatest success in feeding therapy. (Intermediate)
Instructor: Nannette Blois-Martin, MSN, RN, CPNP
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