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Aspirational Thinking and the Right to Eat (S42)

4:30 PM – 6:00 PM ET


  1. Elucidate the importance of good nutrition and how to measure and monitor it for children with neurological impairment who have increased aspiration risks
  2. Discuss the risks of eating and drinking in different care settings and how some of these risks can be mitigated to foster the right of children to eat orally
  3. Articulate the importance of feeding training in fostering participation in eating and drinking for children with varying skill sets


Balancing the Risk of Aspiration with Health and Nutrition: Does Oral Feeding FIt?

Gina Rempel, MD, FRCPC, Chief Medical Officer, Director Pediatric Nutriiton Support, Complex Care & Nutrition Support, Rehabilitation Centre for Children and Children's Hospital Winnipeg, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada 

Quality of Life and the Right to Eat: The Art and Science of Eating and Drinking
Cynthia Dodds, PT, PhD, PCS, Associate Professor, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC

Ready to Eat? Caregiver Training Improves Safety of Eating and Drinking for Children with Neurological Impairment
Marianne Gellert-Jones, MA, CCC-SLP, Speech and Language Pathologist/Clinical Feeding Specialist, Speech and Language Pathology, HMS School for Children with Cerebral Palsy, Philadelphia, PA 

Gina Rempel, MD, FRCPC

CE Credit: 1.5 hours
Level: Basic
UAN: JA0002345-0000-21-032-L04-P

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