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Banishing Confusion for Clefts

Course Number
1525
Price
24.99
Overview

Presenters:
Melissa Montiel, MS, CCC-SLP and Michelle L.W. Dawson, MS, CCC-SLP
In this episode, Michelle is joined by the gifted Mrs. Melissa Monteil, MS CCC-SLP, from the Medical University of South Carolina and the Evelyn Tramell Institute for Voice and Swallowing.  In this lecture, we discuss the process of prenatal diagnosis of cleft and dispel misconceptions regarding feeding a little one with a cleft, especially in that first critical year.  Not only does this amazing woman specialize in the subject matter for her career, but also she also freely gives of her spare time and treats patients through Global Smile Foundation around the world. Be sure to have your questions ready for this dynamic guest interview!
 
Objective


By the end of this PodCourse, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe 3 steps involved in the prenatal diagnosis and preparation for babies with cleft.
  2. Identify and describe 3 differences between feeding a child with a cleft vs. their typically developing peers, within that first year of life.
  3. Identify and describe 3 misconceptions for feeding a child with a cleft palate.
About Melissa: Melissa Montiel, MS CCC-SLP, is a pediatric speech pathologist at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). She has a BS from Auburn University and her MS from MUSC. She has been practicing for 10 years and been an active member of the cleft/VPI team for 9 years.  She sees a variety of patients, including acute care and outpatient populations. Melissa has been to El Salvador and Africa with the Global Smile Foundation to assist with cleft care in areas with limited access. Annually, she enjoys travelling to the American Cleft Palate Association meetings for up to date research and treatment practices.

About Michelle: Michelle Dawson, MS, CCC-SLP is an accomplished lecturer and PEDs Therapist, she has written and given numerous ASHA approved CEU lectures on such topics as Infantile Spasm and Oropharyngeal Dysphagia, along with Apps and ST, and co-authored a course on Best Practices in EI.  She has also given an AOTA-approved lecture on Sensory Integration from the SLP perspective.  Michelle has delivered lectures at the SCSHA Convention and twice with the SCATP Expo. 

Additional Information



This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Introductory Level, Professional Area)


Course Timeline:

0-10: Introductions and Backgrounds

10-20: Discuss steps involved in prenatal diagnosis and preparation for infants with cleft.  

20-30: Discuss differences in feeding a child with a cleft vs. there typically developing peers, within first year of life.

30-45: Discuss the misconceptions for feeding a child with a cleft palate.

45-1:00: Questions and Answers


Disclosure Statement for Melissa Montiel:

Financial: Melissa Montiel is a presenter for Video Continuing Education LLC and receives royalties.

Nonfinancial: No relevant nonfinancial relationships exist.


Disclosure Statement for Michelle Dawson:

Financial: Michelle Dawson is a presenter for Video Continuing Education LLC and receives royalties.

Nonfinancial: No relevant nonfinancial relationships exist.

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