The UCH Education Centre

Course Title

Feeding problems in premature babies and high risk neonates

Overview

This two day course is designed for speech and language therapists who are beginning to work with premature babies and high risk neonates within an acute setting.  It also has application for speech and language therapists within early years ‘services who work with babies experiencing ongoing feeding difficulties on discharge from the neonatal unit.

It is an introductory level course focussed on feeding problems in premature babies and high risk neonates.

Topics covered:

  • General development of the neonate
  • Development of the feeding pattern with particular reference to that of the neonate
  • Assessment of feeding – this will include information related to high risk babies such as those with HIE (birth asphyxia)
  • Identification of the suck pattern characteristics signifying immature versus atypical sucking behaviours
  • Gastro-oesophageal reflux- presentation and management
  • Chronic lung disease
  • Aversion
  • Management of feeding ; current approaches and strategies to support transition to oral feeding

 

Course Dates Fee(s)

13/07/2020 to 14/07/2020

Course fee - £400.00

Course Director Course Convenor

Gillian Kennedy

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