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October 3, 2011
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Lynette Carlson | Clinic director | UMD Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders | 218 726-6151 |

Speech Language Pathologist Event

On October 15, 2011 from 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. in room 118 in the UMD Labovitz School of Business and Economics building, Dr. Joan Arvedson will present "Pediatric Swallowing & Feeding: Decision Making with Complex Patients." Sponsored by the Edwin H. Eddy Foundation and the UMD Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, this event requires preregistration and is open to the public.

Speech language pathologists need a thorough understanding of medical and health issues to make the best assessment and management decisions for infants and young children with complex swallowing and feeding problems.

"This presentation is important," said Lynette Carlson, the clinic director of the UMD Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. "Because it provides the opportunity for professionals and students to learn about the latest effective methods of helping children with swallowing disorders from one of the top experts in the field. It also offers professionals the opportunity to earn ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association) continuing education credit."

Evaluation and management issues will be discussed through lecture, videotapes, and interactive discussions for problem solving.

For event registration, see Fall 2011 Eddy Lecture.

The event schedule is as follows:

- 8:30 Dysphagia with Health Complications (Airway Issues, Nutrition, GI Tract Issues, and Behavior/Family/Cultural Systems)
-10:15 BREAK
- 10:30 Clinic Assessment of Feeding and Swallowing
- 12:00 LUNCH
- 1:00 Instrumental Assessment of Swallowing (Videofluoroscopic focus)
- 2:15 BREAK
- 2:30 Management of feeding and swallowing problems with case studies:
     · position/posture alterations

     · oral sensorimotor intervention

     · texture, taste, temperature, timing changes

     · behavior and sensory based interventions

     · controversial interventions (e.g., electrical stimulation)

- 4:00 Workshop Concludes.

Additional Information about the Eddy Lecture Series
The Edwin H. Eddy Foundation is a local organization established by the late Edwin H. Eddy Jr., a longtime resident of the Duluth area. Funding from the Eddy Foundation is used for research, education, treatment, and rehabilitation in the fields of communicative disorders and neuropathology. The Eddy Foundation has provided generous financial support to the Communication Sciences and Disorders program at UMD in the form of scholarships, resource materials at the Robert F. Pierce Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic, and the Eddy Lecture Series.

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