Speech-Language Pathology - Continuing Education

Molloy College offers programming wherein participants are eligible to receive CEUs from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), the accrediting organization for speech pathologists and audiologists. Programs are offered throughout the year, normally once in the fall and once in the spring. If you would like to be placed on our mailing list, email Cindy Thomas at cthomas@molloy.edu or call 516.323.3554.

Three conferences will be offered this spring for ASHA CEUs:
- Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing: Post-Acute Care Assessment and Treatment, on Friday, April 10. See below for details.
- Mental Health Conference on Mindfulness on Saturday, on April 11. Click here for details.
- Music Therapy Conference on Developmental Interventions for Autism on Friday, May 1. Click here for details.

Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing: Post-Acute Care Assessment and Treatment

Friday, April 10, 2015; 8:15 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  Wilbur Arts Center, Hays Theater, Rockville Centre campus

The Speech-Language Pathology Program and the Office of Continuing Education at Molloy College will be presenting, "Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing: Post-Acute Care Assessment and Treatment" on Friday, April 10, 2015. The program has been reviewed and registered for .6 ASHA CEUs. Intermediate level; Professional Area). A certificate of completion will be issued at the conclusion of the program.

Time Ordered Agenda
7:30 Breakfast
8:00 Welcome and Introductions
8:15 Normal Feeding Development
9:30 Pediatric Dysphagia and Medical Co-Morbidities
10:30 Break
10:45 Clinical Evaluation of Feeding/Swallowing
11:45 Related Feeding Disorders
12:30 Lunch
1:30 Treatment Interventions
2:45 Break
3:00 Case Studies and Lab

Learning Objectives
The learner will:
1. Develop an understanding of normal feeding development and milestones
2. Identify common causes associated with pediatric dysphagia; recognize and give characteristics of each phase of swallowing and impairments that can occur during each stage
3. Plan a bedside swallow evaluation for children of various ages
4. Demonstrate knowledge of the effects of a speaking valve on swallowing for tracheostomized patients
5. Review the prevalence of selective eating in children
6. Describe ways to treat feeding/swallowing disorders using  external modifications, cue-based approach, and behavioral interventions


Part 1: Assessment of Pediatric Feeding Disorders

1. Normal Feeding Development

  1. In utero development
  2. Infant reflexes
  3. Feeding milestones

2. Dysphagia

    1. Stages of dysphagia

3. Medical Co-Morbidities

    1. Common diagnoses associated with dysphagia
    2. Trach/vent overview
    3. Alternate means of nutrition/hydration

4. Bedside Swallow evaluation

    1. Oral mechanism evaluation on infant/child
    2. Process/procedure
    3. Objective Evaluation
    4. Clinical  s/sx of penetration/aspiration
    5. Clinical s/sx of reflux
    6. Referring to other disciplines

5. Related Feeding Disorders

    1. Sensory Based
    2. Behavioral Based

Part 2: Treatments, Case Studies and Lab Component

1. Positioning and Equipment for Therapeutic Intervention

2. Treatment Interventions

a. External modification
    i .Environmental
    ii. Diet consistency

          b. Cue based approach Behavioral Approach

Presenters (Please click here or on the speaker's name for their bio):
Rachel Barrocas, MS, CCC-SLP,  Senior Speech Language Pathologist, St. Mary's Hospital for Children
Jessica Shaw, MS, CCC-SLP, St. Mary's Hospital for Children
Amanda Wisniewski, MA, CCC-SLP, Senior Speech Language Pathologist, St. Mary's Hospital for Children
Christina Alaimo, MS, Feeding Therapist, Cindy and Tod Johnson Center for Pediatric Feeding Disorders, St Mary's Hospital for Children

Speakers' disclosure: the speakers have disclosed that they have no financial or non-financial relationships to disclose.

Date and Time
The program will take place on Friday, April 10, 2015 from 8:15-4:00 p.m.

The program has been reviewed and registered for .6 ASHA CEUs. Intermediate level; Professional Area). A certificate of completion will be issued at the conclusion of the program.

The program will take place in the Hays Theater in the Wilbur Arts Center on the Rockville Centre campus, 1000 Hempstead Avenue, Rockville Centre, New York 11571.

Directions and a campus map will be sent either with your registration confirmation.

Tuition Rates:
Regular Registration, until 4/1: $125
Late Registration, 4/2-4/9: $135
At the door: $145
Molloy Students: $10 (must register by 4/1)
Non-Molloy Students (provide copy of student ID at door): $50 (must register by 4/1)
Molloy Alumni: 10% discount

You can click here to register onlilne. Please note that if you are registering online, after you enter your charge card information you should click "Continue to Checkout" just once. It can take up to a minute or two for the charge to be processed. If you click more than once the system will void the registration and you will need to call the CE Office at 516-323-3550 to register.

Click here to register in person, by phone, fax or mail. Confirmation of your registration and classroom assignments will be sent to you upon receipt of your registration.

Refund Policy
A full refund will be granted as long as you contact us one week prior to the start of each program. However, substitutions can be made until the day of the program at no charge.

Brochure and Mailing List
Click here to download the program brochure. To be placed on our mailing list, call Cindy Thomas at 516.323.3554 or email cthomas@molloy.edu.

If you should have any questions concerning registration or the program, call 516.323.3554 or email lcino@molloy.edu.

 Current schedule of programs

Speech-Language Pathology Department

Molloy's Speech-Language Pathology Department continues to offer a comprehensive undergraduate program in Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology and an M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology. The Master's program in Speech-Language Pathology at Molloy College is a Candidate for Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. This is a "pre-accreditation" status with the CAA, awarded to developing or emerging programs for a maximum period of 5 years.

The Speech, Language and Hearing Center is now located at 30 Hempstead Avenue, Rockville Centre and continues to serve the community by providing an array of evaluation and treatment services.

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Continuing Education and Professional Development
1000 Hempstead Avenue Siena Hall, Room 106 Rockville Centre, New York 11571-5002