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SOFFI Method: Supporting Oral Feeding in Fragile Infants
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This engaging intermediate to advanced course utilizes a multidisciplinary, holistic approach in the NICU and after discharge to facilitate feeding in fragile infants and develop caregiver skills.

4/26/2019 to 4/27/2019
When: Friday, April 26 and Saturday, April 27
Where: WakeMed Health and Hospitals, Raleigh, NC
Raleigh, North Carolina 
United States
Presenter: Erin Sundseth Ross, PhD, CCC-SLP
Contact: Catherine Troutman

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This course provides immediately applicable practical information to help clinicians better identify and treat the factors that impact successful oral feeding of preterm and ill term infants. Utilizing a multidisciplinary approach both in the NICU and after discharge to early intervention through the first six months the course emphasizes strategies to facilitate infant abilities and develop caregiver feeding skills. Breastfeeding is emphasized as the best feeding method for infants, with some strategies to support breastfeeding. However, most of the feeding strategies are for bottle feedings, since more infant feeding problems occur with bottle feedings. The objective is to identify feeding readiness and provide intervention strategies from a framework of normal development. A holistic approach integrating the medical fragility of these infants is emphasized, using the BROSS approach and the SOFFI (SM) Method. 

This course meets the criteria for 14.5 contact hours (1.45 CEUs). Approved by the NC PT Association. 

For more information contact: info@educationresourcesinc.com or 800-487-6530