This one-day workshop will focus on advancing the knowledge base and skill level of therapists working with infants and children with complex feeding and swallowing issues. The assessment and clinical presentation of different issues including motor, respiratory, sensory, gastrointestinal and swallowing will be explored and demonstrated through video. Practical intervention strategies for different issues will be discussed and demonstrated with video. Finally, complex cases will be presented to allow the participant to reflect on and consolidate learning and enhance problem solving. The content of this workshop reflects best practice and is based on an integration of information from the speaker’s extensive clinical experience as well as current evidence from the literature.
Participants will receive a certificate of attendance electronically following the workshop.
Goals and learning objectives:
After taking part in this workshop, participants will:
This workshop is intended for occupational therapists and speech-language pathologists who work with infants and children who present complex feeding and swallowing issues.
Please note: Each participant is responsible to ensure they apply the information within the context of their licensure, provincial/territorial legislations, institution regulations, scope of practice, etc.
Areas of practice
Neurological and neuromuscular, digestive, metabolic, and endocrine
Client age groups
Young children (0-4 years), school age children (5-12 years)
Intermediate (3-5 years of knowledge/experience with infants/children with feeding and swallowing issues)
Sherna Marcus is an occupational therapist who graduated with a BSc in OT in 1990 and completed her Masters in Health Studies in 2016. She has worked at Sick Kids hospital for the past 26 years treating infants and children with complex feeding and swallowing issues. She has taught numerous workshops both nationally and internationally on this topic. She is the co-author two books: "OT's Guide to Paediatric Videofluoroscopy" published in 1999 and "Infant and Child Feeding and Swallowing: Occupational Therapy Assessment and Intervention" published in 2013.
Early bird rates: Registration and payment completed by June 13, 2018
CAOT Member and Associates
Plus applicable taxes
Regular rates: Registration and payment completed between June 14, 2018 and August 8, 2018
CAOT Member and Associates
Plus applicable taxes
Please note that for the 2017-2018 workshops, CAOT has reduced the registration fee for all registrants instead of offering a group rate. When available, CAOT offers late registration for workshops at the regular rate plus a $50 administration fee. We will only be able to accommodate if there is sufficient space.
Registration deadline: August 8, 2018
*In many cases it would be more cost effective to become a CAOT Member or Associate rather than pay the non-member rate. See “Can a non-member register for a Workshop?” in our Workshop FAQ to know which membership category you are eligible for.
Included with your registration fee:
On-Demand Practice Evidence Webinar entitled “Gastrointestinal issues and oral feeding: What the occupational therapist needs to know” (individual access), one-day workshop, electronic copy of presentation slide handouts, opportunity to network and make connections with other occupational therapists interested in coaching approaches, coffee/tea/water during mid-morning and mid-afternoon breaks, one-hour Q&A webinar with the presenter approximately 2 months following the webinar, electronic certificate of attendance
To reduce the registration fee by $40/day, lunch and snacks on your own.
Maximum number of registrants:
To be determined.
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