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By Tube or at the Table: Focus on Feeding Children with Neurological Impairment
After attending this program, participants will be able to:
• Identify medical issues that impact oral feeding and the nutritional status of children with neurological involvement.
• Discuss the components of a comprehensive feeding evaluation and nutrition assessment for children with neurological impairment.
• Recognize the value of partnering with parents and team members in the creation of effective training protocols and feeding support plans.
• Describe nutrition interventions that support the feeding goals while addressing common gastrointestinal issues in children with neurological impairment.

RN CE credit: 4.0
RD CPEU credit: 4.0

Nov 8, 2021 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Instructor @Case Western Reserve School of Medicine
Jodi Wolff is a pediatric dietitian with over 20 years of experience caring for children with complex medical needs such as metabolic disorders, renal, oncology, cystic fibrosis,critical care, and neurological impairment. She worked for 10 years as part of a multidisciplinary team that developed a program to improve the medical care of children with neurological impairment. Jodi received a Bachelor of Science degree from Youngstown State University and aMaster of Science degree in Nutrition from Case Western Reserve University inCleveland, Ohio where she is c currently an adjunct instructor at Case Western Reserve School of Medicine.She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nutrition and the American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine. She was also appointed to serve as a member of ASPEN’s Malnutrition Committee.
Marianne Gellert-Jones MA, CCC-SLP
Speech Language Pathologist @HMS School for Children with Cerebral Palsy, Philadelphia
Ms. Gellert-Jones is a Speech Language Pathologist trained in pediatric neurodevelopmental treatment. She has served the pediatric clients and their families for more than 30 years. Marianne’s career has focused on the areas of speech-language services, feeding/dysphagia treatment, and the assistive technology needs in children and youth presenting with medical complexities. She is in her 24th year on staff at the HMS School for Children with Cerebral Palsy in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where she holds positions as both a Speech Language Pathologist, and as the Clinical Feeding Specialist for the school. During her tenure at HMS, she has initiated school wide programs that address treatment and goals related to feeding/dysphagia, respiration/bed & leisure positioning, and communication & AAC.