Emily Homer, MA, CCC-SLP has presented to school districts throughout the United States on the topic of addressing swallowing and feeding disorders in schools. Presentations, professional development and consultations with school districts, state departments of education and professional organizations such as state speech and hearing associations, are tailored to the individual district’s or organization’s needs including the size of their district, training level of personnel in swallowing and feeding, and the current program in place.
Lectures, Workshops and Seminars Available
The purpose of training is to provide a platform for school districts, SLPs, OTs and school nurses and others to advocate for swallowing and feeding services by providing them with the information necessary to begin, immediately following the training, to identify and treat students with varying levels of swallowing and feeding disorders using a team approach. The “Students Eat Safely: Follow the Forms” procedure, along with accompanying forms, is provided.
Getting Started with a Comprehensive Procedure for Addressing Swallowing and Feeding in a School Setting
This presentation provides information on the justification of addressing swallowing and feeding disorders in the school setting based on IDEA, educational relevance, and legal and ethical issues. The session makes available a time-tested procedure that includes a step- by-step process, delineation of roles and responsibilities, working with families, documentation and intervention. Districts may adapt the procedures and forms presented to meet their individual needs.
Almost any format that fits the needs of the district, state or organization may be arranged.
• Typical sessions are 3 to 6 hours of speaker presentation, audience participation and discussions.
• Addition of a second day of on-site consultation, addressing specific cases and situations in a district.
• Video conference: 3-6 hours interactive presentation via Skype or Google Hangouts
• On Site Consultations working directly with districts on designing and implementing a swallowing and feeding team procedure. (these consultations may be ongoing as needed)
NOTE: All training can be customized to fit the needs and particulars of your district or state.
For information on arranging a presentation or course, please contact me.