Michelle Dawson – Pediatric Dysphagia
BRAIN MOUTH GUT CONNECTION
How multiple systems are connected
Development of Innovation of the systems
Common medical breakdowns in patients
TYPICAL REFLEX DEVELOPMENT
Progression of typical sucking patterns
Progression of typical chewing patters
Impact of feeding tubes on integration of reflexes
MEDICALLY FRAGILE CASELOAD
How specific diagnoses and treatments can lead to oropharyngeal dysphagia
When to make referrals to specialists and why
ALTERNATIVES TO PO (BY MOUTH FEEDING)
Types, locations, implications of feeding tubes
Disruption to digestion process and nourishment
INTERVENTIONS FOR POSITIVE AND FUNCTIONAL OUTCOMES
Approaches focused on patient access to ADLs
Special consideration for cultural factors & socioeconomic barriers
Treatment and strategies for home/health base clinicians
Interactive Activities – mini breakouts
Video case examples of interventions and patient/family perspectives
2.5 year old S/P – grade 4, grade 3, grade 2 bleed(s) with an g-tube
15 month old exclusively breast fed with diagnosis of EOE (Eosinophilic Esophagitis) and new feeding tube
5 year old with autism spectrum disorder – tube fed from 6 months, post cardiac surgery
Follow the case history of a 3 month old-4year old with esophageal atresia S/P surgical repair and a g/j tube
Case Studies from participants
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For most, the ability to eat with peers in the school cafeteria, or participate in family dinners is a given. However, a significant subset of the population is unable to safely and independently participate in communal mealtime due to oropharyngeal dysphagia.
It is crucial that you as a clinician be knowledgeable and comfortable with the intricacies of your young patients’ conditions in order to maximize the effectiveness of treatment. This requires a detailed understanding of the brain-mouth-gut connection and the impact common pediatric disorders have on it. Ultimately, it is our goal as clinicians to establish these connections, and to help our patients live up to their fullest potential.
This recording is designed to educate attendees on the ins and outs of the brain-mouth-gut connection, what leads to breakdowns in this system, and how these breakdowns can result in oropharyngeal dysphagia.
Those who watch will participate in numerous breakout hands-on activities, view videos of functional based treatment, and hear raw testimonials from the parents of medically fragile children with oropharyngeal dysphagia. This multifaceted approach is designed to equip attendees with numerous take home interventions unique to the needs of their medically fragile and complex pediatric patients from birth into early childhood.