Feeding and Swallowing in Schools
— Offered by Communication Sciences and Disorders Program —
Traditionally dubbed medical, feeding and swallowing issues are not common educational therapy goals. FAPE and IDEA guarantee educational equality. School therapists must choose between addressing safe feeding for students versus educationally appropriate IEP goals. This course will provide insight into building a school dysphagia team by changing the course of addressing assistive technology and goals related to feeding at schools.
- Identify how feeding and swallowing interventions relate to FAPE, IDEA and Arkansas Standards for special education.
- Identify vital team members and their roles for appropriately addressing feeding and swallowing needs on an IEP.
- Identify SLP’s knowledge of their roles in writing and implementing goals within the school setting.
- Identify best practice in documenting assistive technology related to feeding and swallowing compliance within team and school setting.
|8:00 - 8:15 am||Speaker introduction, financial disclosure, agenda and learning outcomes|
|8:15 - 9:00 am||IDEA, FAPE and USDA guidelines|
|9:00 - 9:30 am||SLI regulations and educational relevance|
|9:30 - 10:00 am||Assistive Technology and school feeding|
|10:00 - 10:30 am||Teaming and getting started|
|10:30 - 11:00 am||Creation and use of forms|
Vanessa Boomer, Ed.S., CC-SLP
Vanessa Boomer is a leader focused on the trends and issues impacting special education, bringing more than 16 years of experience to her role as Lead Special Education Facilitator for Arkansas’ Bentonville Schools. Vanessa is focused on the coordination of district resources to support proper assessments, development and implementation of behavior intervention and speech therapy treatment plans.
CEU / Professional Development
This course is offered for 0.3 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level, Professional Area)
Disclosures - Non-financial: none to report; Financial: speaker is receiving an honorarium.