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AKOTA Spring 2018 Conference

 Pediatric Feeding: CAN-EAT Approach

Presented by: Krisi Brackett MS, SLP-CCC

WHERE: UAA, Gorsuch Commons, Room 107
3700 Sharon Gagnon Lane
WHEN: Friday, April 6th (8:00 am - 5:30 pm); 
Saturday, April 7th (8:00 am - 5:00 pm)
                                                        PRICE:  AKOTA Members: Regular Price $350, or $325 before 3/1/18
 
                                               Non-Members: Regular Price $450, or $425 before 3/1/18

Student: $100, must have valid student ID
 

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COURSE DESCRIPTION

Research indicates that the prevalence of pediatric feeding and swallowing disorders is 80% in the special needs population and 20% in typically developing children. Feeding problems come in all shapes and sizes from coughing and choking with meals, poor oral motor skill acquisition, food refusal, food selectivity, oral aversion, pocketing food, expelling, failure to thrive, dependence on tube feeding and more. Most therapists find their training inadequate to fully evaluate and treat such a variety of complex feeding problems. This two day course will focus on evaluation and treatment of feeding disorders using the CAN-EAT Approach

CAN = Comfort and Nutrition (Gut comfort and proper nutrition and growth first! As well as addressing medical issues such as dysphagia)

EAT =Establish Acceptance of easy textures, then Therapy for oral motor skill development and improving volume and variety of intake.

 

 

 

This course is offered for 1.6 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Professional area).

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COURSE SCHEDULE: An online schedule is provided below or print the course brochure Here.  

 
Friday, April 6th, 2018
 
Saturday, April 7th, 2018
8:00 - 8:30
Registration /Continental Breakfast
 
8:00 - 8:30
Registration/Continental Breakfast 
 
 8:30 - 10:00

 Intro to course concepts
 

 8:30 - 9:30
Evaluation
 
10:00 - 10:15
Break
 

 9:30 - 9:45
Break
10:15 - 12:00
GI Issues and Feeding
 
 9:45 - 12:00
Therapy
12:00 - 12:30
Lunch (provided)
 
 12:00 - 12:30
Lunch (provided)
 12:30 - 2:00
 GI issues and Feeding 
 
 12:30 - 2:00
Therapy
2:00 - 3:15
Case Studies
 
 2:00 - 3:15
Swallowing
 3:15 - 3:30
 Break
 
 3:15 - 3:30
Break
 3:30 - 5:00
 Nutritional issues
 
 3:30 - 5:00
Case Studies
5:00 - 5:30
Question/Answer, case studies
 
 5:00 - 5:30
Specific populations and Question/Answer, 
Conclusion
5:45 - 7:00
Creighton student Research Symposium Poster
Session. Attendance free for AKOTA members
and conference attendees. $20 for others.
 
 
 

 

 

LODGING:A group rate is available at Springhill Suites Anchorage University Lake for AKOTA conference attendees. There is a limited availability and reservations must be made by March 16, 2018. Springhill Suites offers an on request complimentary shuttle from ANC to their location. Follow the link below to book your room online:

Springhill Suites Anchorage University Lake Reservation

 

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 MAP TO CONFERENCE:


 

UAA, Gorsuch Commons, Room 107
3700 Sharon Gagnon Lane

 MAP OF Gorsuch Commons: Upon entering the artic entry, Room 107 is the first classroom on the right. 

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*The Creighton/UAA OTD program offered a discounted rate for the conference room.  Krisi Brackett received wages/salary as an employee of UNC Hospitals.  She has no further financial or non-financial disclosures.