Presenter: Kimberly Morris, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, IBCLC
– K.B., prior course participant
Speech-Language Pathologists are responsible for evaluating and treating infant feeding and swallowing disorders and can greatly influence breastfeeding outcomes in patients who are identified as having a known risk of aspiration.
This presentation will focus on assessment and treatment techniques to reduce aspiration risk at the breast and will highlight how to overcome obstacles to breastfeeding in special populations including children with congenital heart disease, botulism and cleft lip/palate. Videos and case studies will be included.
Offered for 0.3 ASHA CEUs – 3 contact hours.
Course Overview – Run Time: 3:00:50
– S.B., prior course participant
The content of this online CE course does not focus exclusively on any specific proprietary product or service. Presenter financial and non-financial disclosures may be found in the Presenter & Disclosures area.
Video PowerPoint presentation with author narration & downloadable handout. Stop and re-start the course at any point. Learners retain access to course content after completion for ongoing reference and review.
"I am an SLP currently working on my IBCLC. Most of my families are told to stop breastfeeding when their baby is in NICU or they have no support on how to progress with breastfeeding once they leave the hospital. This course really provided information to support me in that gap. I love the presenter's background and the considerations she made throughout the course with all of her hats with swallowing, SLP and IBCLC." J.G. (Sep. 2023)
"Discussed breastfeeding techniques with specific populations (e.g., Cleft Lip/Palate, Heart Disease, etc.)." A.V. (Aug. 2023)
"Learning different treatment strategies for breastfeeding moms. I enjoyed being able to finish course at my own pace." L.G. (Aug. 2023)
"Provided a clearer perspective of my role as a feeding therapist. I liked the video examples!" D.F. (Jun. 2023)
"How to feed infants safely if they are aspirating. I liked that this course talked about SLP and IBCLC roles and how we both play roles in a patient's feeding progression." A.S. (Jun. 2023)
"I liked the comprehensive information, the different types of positioning, and therapeutic strategies." S.W. (Jun. 2023)
"Treatment goals were beneficial, and I liked the examples of assessment and treatment procedures." A.B. (May 2023)
"Practical suggestions and strategies." R.W. (Apr. 2023)
"I liked the video examples with explanations. I am a graduate SLP student and am trying to learn more specific things about pediatric feeding." C.F. (Apr. 2023)
"Learning about different diagnosis and how it affects the breastfeeding/swallow experience. Video and articles related to topic were beneficial." P.C. (Jan. 2023)
"Positioning strategies were helpful. I liked the pace and the videos." S.S. (Jan. 2023)
"Liked the techniques for safe breastfeeding such as starting with small goals. I liked the case studies." R.D. (Dec. 2022)
"Assessing readiness for feeding, positioning, flow rate, etc was helpful." J.P. (Dec. 2022)
"This course is practical and well organized. I liked the case studies." N.D. (Nov. 2022)
"This topic gave me more information to use in conjunction with our lactation consultants. I especially appreciated the specific case studies and the progression of the baby's feeding progress." S.B. (Oct. 2022)
"Great, concise information. Videos were really beneficial." P.M. (Oct. 2022)
"The video examples were very helpful, specifically the holds. This was not just a basic course, this went in depth." E.M. (Oct. 2022)
"I liked the treatment methods and goals. The course was well organized." E.B. (Sept. 2022)
"This entire course was so very beneficial and not just a basic feeding course - it actually addressed higher level issues. It will be beneficial for every infant feeding kiddo I serve." K.B. (Sept. 2022)
"I liked the ability to take it whenever I had the chance." D.M. (Aug. 2022)
"The content in this course was excellent." M.F. (July 2022)
"Very practical applications. Information on cleft palate was beneficial." E.J. (June 2022)
"Good slides. Liked the info on positioning." V.V. (June 2022)
"I liked all of the content. A lot of practical information was provided." E.E. (May 2022)
"Good strategies to support breastfeeding in infants experiencing dysphagia – well organized and thorough course." A.G. (May 2022)
"Discussing breastfeeding readiness and goals including physiology, parent ed, prefeeding readiness, ssb, and physiology of swallow." S.C. (May 2022)
"Concrete examples of follow-up with patients was helpful. I liked the videos." E.F. (May 2022)
"Liked the therapy strategies. Liked the slower pace." C.M. (Mar. 2022)
"Liked that it was online and I could take it on my own timeline and could stop and restart anytime." E.E. (Mar. 2022)
"Assessing swallowing function and safety at the breast – Interventions to improve efficiency and safety at the breast – Videos and images." S.D. (Mar. 2022)
"Good take away information on positioning, treatment ideas, etc." K.N. (Mar. 2022)
"I liked how the presenter broke down the content and gave specific examples with goal writing, collaborating with caregivers, case studies, etc." C.M. (Jan. 2022)
"I liked the case studies on specific breastfeeding scenarios; use of clinical examples and problem solving." E.G. (Jan. 2022)
"I have an increased number of breast feeding or attempting to increase breast over bottle feeds. Topic related to my patient caseload." L.C. (Jan. 2022)
"I liked the case studies, treatment planning, and short term goal examples." K.P. (Dec. 2021)
“I enjoyed learning how to emotionally support mothers during the breastfeeding journey. The treatment strategies and positions that were demonstrated.” K.L. (Dec. 2021)
"The specific details of all that is involved with latching, let-down, milk flow and transfer, and positioning of the breast and baby. It was more in-depth. I see breast-feeding babies in an outpatient setting, and liked more of the details and specific interventions that were provided here." J.S. (Nov. 2021)
"I liked the video examples with voice over of normal/abnormal, do's/dont's, etc." E.A. (Oct. 2021)
"The course was very accurate, informative, and useful." H.H. (Oct. 2021)
"The strategies to change position as feeding at the breast changes as the feeding goes on in duration was good information. I liked the case studies with the reassessments and recommendations." H.W. (Oct. 2021)
"The instructor was an expert, very knowledgeable and a great teacher. Her voice was also very calming and easy to listen to." K.K. (Oct. 2021)
"The background knowledge for feeding at the breast and what is involved in supporting mother and baby to successful feeding was beneficial to my daily practice. The presenter was knowledgeable." A.S. (Sept. 2021)
"This content is novel for me as an adult medical SLP who is slowly training in pediatric competencies." D.D. (Sept. 2021)
"The case studies and information on typical versus atypical presentation were good. The videos and pictures were very helpful." S.J. (Aug. 2021)
"Learning about the resources available to answer questions is beneficial." K.S. (Jul. 2021)
"I appreciated the use of video, real cases, and the inclusion of some evidence. The discussions on goal setting and the love, lick, latch, learn, leave framework were most helpful." K.V. (Jul. 2021)
"I found the treatment strategies the most beneficial. I also really enjoyed the case studies to practice seeing those treatment strategies implemented. I thought the entire course was good. It would have been nice to have more information about the central pattern generators." L.C. (Jun. 2021)
"I enjoyed that she went over heart disease, botulism, and cleft. The flow between areas was fantastic! I thought it was a great course!" A.R. (May 2021)
“Excellent presentation. The practical strategies for assessing and treating infants who are breastfeeding were most helpful. I liked the modifications and strategies for improving breastfeeding safety.” I.S. (Apr. 2021)
“This was SUPER helpful going forward for me working with our NICU feeding population and assisting moms with breast feeding.” J.S. (Mar. 2021)
“The modifications for milk flow rate adjustments were helpful. I liked that the presenter was very detailed. So much so, in fact, that I will be coming back to this presentation as a resource for information throughout my private practice journey.” D.P. (Jan. 2021)
"I appreciated the ways to support parents and our specific role as an SLP. The instructor provided great examples and visuals." R.R. (Jan. 2021)
Kimberly Morris, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, IBCLC, is a Speech-Language Pathologist with 12 years of experience evaluating and treating feeding and swallowing impairments, as well as cognitive communication impairments in neonates through young adults. She is recognized as a Board Certified Specialist in Swallowing Disorders and is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. Kimberly joined Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego in 2018 and previously worked at AI DuPont Hospital for Children and Miller Children’s Hospital Long Beach. She is formally trained in completing Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing and is a Modified Barium Swallow Impairment Profile registered clinician. She is also involved in national research initiatives to optimize dysphagia outcomes for neonates with congenital heart disease and children who are tracheostomy dependent.
Financial — Kimberly Morris is the presenter of online CE courses sponsored by Northern Speech Services; receives royalties.
Nonfinancial — Kimberly Morris has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.
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