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Emily M. Homer

MA, CCC-SLP

Emily Homer, MA, CCC-SLP has worked in the school systems for the majority of her career in Speech Language Pathology. She provides presentations and consultation services to school districts throughout the country on addressing swallowing and feeding in school systems. She is the 1999 recipient of the Louis M. DiCarlo Award for the establishment of an interdisciplinary dysphagia team in her district and served as Chair of the ASHA Committee on Swallowing and Feeding Disorders in the Schools. She is the author of Managing Swallowing and Feeding Disorders in Schools, Plural Publishing (2016). In addition, Ms. Homer has published articles on swallowing and feeding in the school setting in Language, Speech and Hearing Services in the Schools, Seminars in Speech and Language, Communication Disorders Casebook: Learning by Example, and Survival Guide for School-Based Speech/Language Pathologists, and Division 13 and 16 newsletters, and has been featured in the ASHA Leader and Advance magazine

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Addressing Behavioral and/or Sensorimotor Feeding Disorders in Schools

Presented by Emily M. Homer, MA, CCC-SLP

Addressing Behavioral and/or Sensorimotor Feeding Disorders in Schools

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Children with behavioral and/or sensorimotor feeding disorders often have behaviors that affect their participation in mealtimes at school and their ability to access their curriculum. This course will define a behavioral feeding disorder in the context of a school system, discuss the areas that must be considered when identifying students with behavioral feeding disorders, share a process of identification in the schools, and establish a plan of action for a district to serve these students.

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Getting Started Addressing Swallowing & Feeding in the School Setting

Presented by Emily M. Homer, MA, CCC-SLP

Getting Started Addressing Swallowing & Feeding in the School Setting

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Is a school system required, according to IDEA, to address swallowing and feeding disorders a medically complex disorder? What is the educational relevance that justifies it and how can a district begin the process of addressing swallowing and feeding? This course will provide school districts with the information required to understand the educational relevance of working with swallowing and feeding, as well as how a school district can use the structure already in place to address swallowing and feeding disorders using a team approach. A system-supported procedure will ensure that districts safely feed children at school following guidelines from current legal cases as well as IDEA regulations.

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A System-Wide Procedure for Addressing Swallowing & Feeding in Schools

Presented by Emily M. Homer, MA, CCC-SLP

A System-Wide Procedure for Addressing Swallowing & Feeding in Schools

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How can a school district successfully address swallowing and feeding? Addressing swallowing and feeding in an educational setting presents with unique challenges. This session will provide a time-tested, comprehensive procedure that provides the step-by-step process for managing swallowing and feeding in a school setting. This procedure is a proactive approach that includes identifying students, establishing a safe feeding plan, delineating roles and responsibilities and providing the documentation that is needed for a district to be proactive when the primary issue is ensuring safety. This system-wide procedure presented will clarify to school districts how this complex disorder can safely be managed.

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Management & Treatment of Swallowing & Feeding Disorders in Schools

Presented by Emily M. Homer, MA, CCC-SLP

Management & Treatment of Swallowing & Feeding Disorders in Schools

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This course will provide information on managing and treating swallowing and feeding disorders in the school setting once a safe feeding plan has been established. Management and treatment includes setting goals to establish, maintain or to advance a student's ability to eat in a more normalized manner. There are four levels of management that will be discussed: collaborative consultation, direct therapeutic intervention, intervention with the student with progressive disorders or who is medically fragile, and transition to or from tube feeding. School-based therapists will be able to use this structure to design therapeutic intervention specific to a student's status, functioning level and disorder.

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