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Joan Arvedson

PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, ASHA Fellow

Joan Arvedson, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, internationally renowned clinician and teacher, is a feeding and swallowing specialist at Children's Wisconsin. She is Clinical Professor in the Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin - Milwaukee. Dr. Arvedson received her BS, MS, and PhD from University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Dr. Arvedson has focused patient care, teaching, and research on swallowing and feeding disorders in infants and children, delivering evidence-based knowledge and immediately applicable strategies via workshops and seminars throughout the world. She emphasizes a functional "whole" child approach stressing the importance of collaboration among professionals and caregivers.

Publications include: 2022. Pediatric Dysphagia: Interpretation of VFSS, Management, and Treatment Planning (#e296). Training Webinar. Gaylord, MI: Northern Speech Services, Inc. 2021. Arvedson, J.C., Brodsky, L., & Lefton-Greif, M.A. Pediatric swallowing and feeding: Assessment and management. (3rd Ed.). San Diego, CA: Plural Publishing Group. Pediatric Videofluoroscopic Swallow Studies: A Profesional Manual with Caregiver Guidelines, 2021 (with M. Lefton-Greif, PhD), Pearson Publishing. Two self-study courses for continuing education by Dr. Arvedson (Clinical Decision Making and Management of Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing Problems) are available through ASHA. Dr. Arvedson has numerous articles focused on pediatric swallowing and feeding in peer reviewed journals. She was a founding member of the ASHA's Board of Certified Specialists in Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders, past-president of SENTAC and NYSSLHA. She was awarded Honors of ASHA in 2016 and is an ASHA Fellow.

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Childhood Assessment of Normal and Dysfunctional Feeding & Swallowing

Presented by Joan Arvedson, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, ASHA Fellow and Maureen Lefton-Greif, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, BCS-S, ASHA Fellow

Childhood Assessment of Normal and Dysfunctional Feeding & Swallowing

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This session will focus on defining feeding/swallowing disorders (FSDs) in infants and children and discussing the prevalence and characteristics of these disorders, as well as identifying underlying etiologies and the impact of these problems on the development system.

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Evaluation of Infants and Young Children with Suspected Dysphagia

Presented by Joan Arvedson, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, ASHA Fellow and Maureen Lefton-Greif, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, BCS-S, ASHA Fellow

Evaluation of Infants and Young Children with Suspected Dysphagia

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This session will focus on the clinic/bedside and instrumental assessment of swallowing in infants and children. Information will include the basic information derived from each type of evaluation, identification of children who should be evaluated, and the advantages versus disadvantages associated with each type of evaluation process.

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Treatment of Children with Dysphagia

Presented by Joan Arvedson, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, ASHA Fellow and Maureen Lefton-Greif, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, BCS-S, ASHA Fellow

Treatment of Children with Dysphagia

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This course will focus on the management of infants and children with FSDs. The basic management principles, their hierarchy, and neuroplasticity will be discussed. Specific levels of interventions and specific therapies will be reviewed. Cases will be presented to illustrate management decision-making in the context of the evaluation and the model introduced during the first two courses in this series.

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