The ABCs of Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing in Schools – The SLP Role – APS 10-2022

Mark Strait

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This presentation covers treating often difficult-to-treat articulation disorders and offers easy solutions to challenging issues.

Instructor Information

Kimberly A. McGinley M.A. CCC-SLP – With over 30 years of experience as a Speech Language Pathologist, Kimberly has focused on treatment and consultation for individuals, families, and children with complex needs in feeding/swallowing and communication.  Through collaboration, inter-professional practice, and coaching, she has provided support and direct intervention in a variety of settings including both clinical and school based. Currently, Kim is a sole proprietor of her private practice where she provides direct therapeutic support to children and families as well as consultative supports to school and community programs.  Additionally, she is an adjunct faculty for LaSalle University and Master Clinician/Instructor for University of Delaware in their Speech Pathology programs, where she teaches graduate students in the areas of pediatric feeding and swallowing and augmentative communication.

Financial Disclosure: Kimberly is receiving financial compensation from The Stepping Stones Group for this presentation.  She has no other relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Non-Financial Disclosure: No relevant non-financial relationship exists

Learner Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe ASHA principles of ethics and scope of practice as they apply to pediatric feeding in the school setting.
  2. Define and apply knowledge of the relationship of sensory-motor, physiological and behavioral factors related to pediatric feeding disorders.
  3. Explain at least two management techniques SLPs can provide when addressing pediatric feeding and swallowing in the educational setting.


  • 45 mins: What exactly is a Pediatric Feeding Disorder (PFD)?
  • 45 mins: What is my responsibility in the school setting?
  • 45 mins: Framework and strategies for managing children with PFD in school
  • 30 mins: Let’s take a look- case study.
  • 15 mins: Questions and Resources