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.

Spring 2019 Program

  Considerations in Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing: A Multi-Disciplinary Panel Discussion
Monday, June 3, 2019
8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.;
Public Square, Larini Room, RVC

Presenter:s Dr. Arik Alper, Dr. Eliza Myers, Dr. Cindy G. Arroyo and Dr. Scott Siegel

Speaker Handouts
The following speakers have handouts for the session that can be downloaded by the particiapants.  Please note that the handouts are password protected and particiapants will be emailed the password.
Dr. Eliza Myers: Click here to download handouts.
Dr. Scott Siegel: Click here to download handouts.
Dr. Arik Alper: Click here to download handouts.
Dr. Cindy G. Arroyo: Click here to download handouts.

The Communication Sciences and Disorders Department and the Office of Continuing Education at Molloy College are pleased to welcomeesteemed panel of experts in the field of pediatric feeding and swallowing disorders. Eliza Myers, MD, Scott Siegel, MD., D.D.S., F.A.C.S., F.I.C.S., F.A.A.P.,  Arik Alper, M.D. and Cindy Arroyo, D.A., CCC-SLP,  who will take part in , "Considerations in Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing: A Multi-Disciplinary Panel Discussion, on Monday, June 3, 2019. The program is offered for .4 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level; Professional area). A certificate of completion will be issued at the conclusion of the program. 

Program Description
Children may present with feeding and swallowing disorders of varied symptomology, due to diverse anatomical and/or physiological anomalies. This multi-disciplinary panel discussion is designed to provide current, practical information to speech-language pathologists and related professionals who may work with this population and their loved ones. Issues relating to neonates through older children will be addressed.

The panel is comprised of professionals representing four disciplines; neonatology, pediatric gastroenterology, oral and maxillo-facial surgery, and speech-language pathology. This will enable the panel to provide a holistic and comprehensive approach to working with these families and guiding the therapeutic process.  The presenters will each provide descriptions of their disciplines and their individual roles in the assessment and intervention of children with feeding and swallowing disorders. Individual presentations will be a compilation of current research, application and individual cases, inclusive of medical and surgical procedures, instrumental diagnostic measures and therapeutic interventions.    Following individual presentations, moderated discussion amongst the presenters will take place. The moderator will pose both prewritten and audience questions to the panel.    4 instructional hours

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of the program, participants will:

- Describe 3 variations in anatomy and physiology which may contribute to feeding and swallowing disorders
- Describe the different types of ankyloglossia or "tongue tie"
- Describe the role of each of the panel members on the pediatric feeding and swallowing team
- Discuss two possible caused of breastfeeding difficulties and how they might be addressed  

About the Speakers

Eliza Myers, MD, is a Clinical Instructor of Pediatrics at Yale School of Medicine, and the Medical Director of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the Yale New Haven Children's Hospital, Bridgeport Campus.  Prior to her career in medicine, Eliza graduated from Harvard College with a degree in Visual and Environmental Studies, where she specialized in large format photography and oil painting.  She continues to practice oil painting and also anatomic illustration, most recently on commission for a technical surgical paper.  Having moved back to CT in 2017 with her family, she is thrilled to join her colleagues who trained her during her fellowship in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine at Yale in 2011.  Her special interests include resident education and breastfeeding medicine. 

Scott Siegel, MD, DDS, FACS, is an internationally renowned pioneering Tongue-Tie surgeon, mentored through medical school, residency and in private by practice by the late Tongue-Tie pioneer Elizabeth Coryllos, MD.

Dr. Siegel is a dual degree MD, DDS, Double board certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon.   Dr. Siegel is also Fellow of the  American College of Surgeons, International College of Surgeons, and American Academy of Pediatrics.   Dr. Siegel lectures internationally, is a peer reviewer for numerous medical journals,  and publishes on the topics of Infant feeding, Laser Tongue Tie Surgery and Aerophagia Induced Reflux associated with Lip and Tongue Ties.  Dr. Siegel is currently conducts research in the area of tongue ties in collaboration with Columbia University Department of Biomedical Engineering and City University of New York.

Arik Alper, MD is a pediatric gastroenterologist currently affiliated with Yale Medicine and Yale New Haven Children's Hospital. Dr. Alper previously studied medicine at the Hebrew University of Jerusalam, Hadassah Medical School where he began his research and practice with a focus on gastrointestinal microbiology. Dr. Alper has been an invited international speaker and is widely published on topics related to pediatric gastroenterology.

Dr. Cindy G. Arroyo D.A. CCC-SLP, received her doctorate and M.S. degree from Adelphi University. She is currently an Associate Professor in the Communication Sciences & Disorders program at Adelphi University. Dr. Arroyo is the Director of the Augmentative and Alternative Communication Lab in the Hy Weinberg Center at Adelphi University. She has more than 30 years of clinical experience providing augmentative and alternative communication evaluations and treatments for individuals with significant communication impairments. Dr. Arroyo's primary clinical and research interests are in augmentative/alternative communication, pediatric feeding disorders , and childhood apraxia of speech. She maintains a private practice working with the Early Intervention population and conducts assessments and consultations for schools and agencies in Nassau County.

Time Ordered Agenda      

8:00-8:30 breakfast and registration
8:30-8:40 Background and introductions
8:40-9:10 Dr. Eliza Myers, Neonatology, Perinatology, Breast feeding
9:10-9:40 Dr. Scott Siegel, Tethered Oral Tissues
9:40-10:10 Dr. Arik Alper, pediatric gastroenterological concerns
10:10-10:25 15 minute break
10:25-10:55 Dr. Cindy Arroyo, The role of the speech-language pathologist/feeding therapist
10:55-12:15 Moderated questions and discussion
12:15-12:30 15 minute break
12:30-1:00 moderated questions and discussion  

Date and Time
The program will take place on Monday, June 3, 2019 with the breakfast, check-in and registration being held from 7:30-8:30 a.m., introductions at 8:30 a.m. and the program will begin at 8:40 a.m.

The program is offered for 0.4 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level; Professional area).

The conference will be given in the Larini Room, Room 290A (second floor), in the Public Square on Molloy's Rockville Centre campus located at 1000 Hempstead Avenue, Rockville Centre, NY 11571. Travel directions will be sent with your confirmation.

If you should need hotel arrangements, please call 516.323.3554 for a list of area hotels.

Tuition Rates (includes Breakfast):
Regular Registration, through 5/29: $60
Late Registration, 5/30-6/2: $75
At the Door: $85
Molloy Students: $5 (must register by 5/29)
Non-Molloy Students (provide copy of student ID at door): $20 (must register by 5/29)
Molloy Alumni 25% discount:  $45
Molloy Faculty and Staff: No Charge

Click here
to register online. The Regular Registration fee category is listed by default in the fee listing. The other fee categories will appear once you click "Enroll Yourself" and log on. 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 download a registration form to register by phone, by mail, by fax or in-person.  Confirmation of your registration 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.

Mailing List
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.

Communication Sciences and Disorders Department

Molloy's Communication Sciences and Disorders Department continues to offer a comprehensive undergraduate program in Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology and also offers an M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology. The M.S. program in speech-language pathology at Molloy College is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Additionally, our Speech, Language and Hearing Center is located off campus in a new facility and continues to serve the community by providing an array of evaluation and treatment services.

The Speech, Language and Hearing Center is 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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