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Speech and Swallowing Management for the Medically Complex Child

This course provides a foundation in the specialized area of medical speech language pathology with focus on communication and swallowing management of infants and children. Infant feeding/swallowing, pediatric swallow studies, tracheostomy, and management of specialized populations will be highlighted. Students develop a fundamental knowledge of the pediatric oropharyngeal swallow mechanism, the aerodigestive tract, tracheostomy, speaking valves, mechanical ventilation, and the importance of team assessment and management.

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CSCD-GE 2067
Communicative Sciences and Disorders