Course Information

LIVE WEBINAR JUNE 20TH 4-6PM. CAN'T MAKE THE LIVE WEBINAR. NO WORRIES! REGISTER FOR THE RECORDED WEBINAR OFFERED JUNE 21-30TH. LAST DAY TO REGISTER IS JUNE 30TH. POST-TEST MUST BE COMPETED BY JUNE 30TH.

Course Description

In this webinar, we will delve into various aspects of pediatric feeding, including common feeding issues, assessment techniques, intervention strategies, and collaborative approaches involving parents, caregivers, and healthcare providers. Our goal is to equip you with valuable insights, evidence-based practices, and practical tips that can enhance your ability to support children with feeding difficulties.

Throughout the session, we will explore the importance of early identification and intervention, the role of multidisciplinary teams in addressing feeding challenges comprehensively, and the significance of considering developmental milestones, sensory sensitivities, and behavioral factors in feeding assessments and interventions.

Learning Objectives

  • List common pediatric feeding challenges and their impact on development.
  • Describe the importance of early detection of pediatric feeding difficulties.
  • Outline typical pediatric feeding development.
  • Summarize up-to-date techniques and  strategies to support those with pediatric feeding impairments. 


Time Ordered Agenda

  • 4:00: Introduction, Disclosures, Learner Objectives and Agenda
  • 4:10: Understanding Pediatric Feeding: Common Feeding Challenges and Their Impact on Development, Importance of Early Detection
  • 4:30: Swallowing Basics: Typical Feeding Development, Overview of Pediatric Anatomy, Signs and Symptoms of Feeding/Swallowing Difficulties
  • 4:50: Assessment and Evaluation: Importance of Multidisciplinary Approach, The Role of Caregivers 
  • 5:20: Strategies and Interventions: Feeding and Positioning Techniques, Therapy Approaches, Adaptive Tools and Equipment
  • 5:50: Q and A and Summary
  • 6:00: Adjourn


Joining the Webinar

You will find information on how to join and complete this live webinar and webinar recording  in the course portal located on our Thinkific dashboard once you complete the course registration. One the day of the webinar please log in approximately 10 minutes before the start time to ensure you do not have any technical challenges.

Webinar Notice

The content to this webinar will not be available after July 1, 2024.

Successful participation in this course includes completion of the post-test with a score of 80% or higher, then participants will automatically receive a course completion certificate.  

This course is offered for 2.0 Professional Development Hours. We can report your participation to ASHA if you choose for 0.2 ASHA CEUs, just be sure to include your ASHA number when you register. If you do not want your participation reported to ASHA, you have the option to decline on the course registration page. 

Refund Policy

There are no refunds for this course, as it is offered both live and as a recording for a limited time.

If you have any questions, please email [email protected] or call 877-390-1887.

June 20, 2024: 4-6 pm ET. Recording available June 21 through June 30, 2024.

Instructor(s)

  • Stephanie  Sorrentino

    M.S., CCC-SLP

    Stephanie Sorrentino

    Stephanie Sorrentino, MS CCC-SLP, is a distinguished pediatric speech-language pathologist with a wealth of experience and expertise in pediatrics. Stephanie's academic journey began at Eastern Illinois University, where she pursued both her undergraduate and graduate degrees in speech-language pathology. She further honed her skills through fellowships with EBS Healthcare and Northwestern Medicine’s Lake Forest Hospital, specializing in the Department of Rehabilitation. Stephanie's dedication to advancing the field of pediatric therapy is evident through her fervent advocacy for professional development and leadership. With a proven track record of effectively leading interdisciplinary teams, she brings a unique perspective to her work. Stephanie worked for many years as the only therapist accepting feeding clients at a reputable company. She then established Bite-Sized Beginnings to independently service children with feeding challenges, in the suburbs of Chicago. Committed to ongoing professional growth, Stephanie is actively pursuing Board Certification in Swallowing through the esteemed American Board of Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders. In addition to her entrepreneurial endeavors, she serves as an Adjunct Professor at Saint Xavier University, where she offers invaluable guidance and mentorship to graduate students in clinical practice. Notably, Stephanie is neurodivergent and champions neuro-affirming practices for individuals with developmental disabilities. Her commitment to inclusivity and empowerment underscores her role as a respected leader in her field. Disclosures: Stephanie receives an honorarium for completion of this presentation. Stephanie owns Bite-Sized Beginnings and is employed at Xavier University and Gracent. There are no non-financial relationships to disclose.