What is it about?

There are a growing number of children requiring swallowing and feeding services. This paper looked at how college programs are training professionals to support this population. Results demonstrated that less than 1% of courses explored were classified as pediatric swallowing and feeding, and over half of the participants reported not feeling prepared to provide such services.

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Why is it important?

Due to advances in medicine and science, the number of children who require swallowing and feeding services is projected to rise. It is essential that speech-language pathologists are provided the education and training necessary to support these children and their families.

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This page is a summary of: Pediatric Dysphagia: A Look Into the Training Received During Graduate Speech-Language Pathology Programs to Support This Population, Language Speech and Hearing Services in Schools, April 2023, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA),
DOI: 10.1044/2022_lshss-22-00114.
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