Implementing Effective Communication Strategies to Increase Oral Acceptance of Foods
Infants and children with swallowing difficulties are administered approaches that differ in quantitative and evidence-based practices. Based on clinical experience and a review of published studies, this session provides ways for enhancing our clinical abilities to increase oral acceptance of foods by implementing effective communication strategies between caregiver and client.
Amy Hardy, MS CCC-SLP is a Clinical Assistant Professor at Idaho State University. She provides supervision to graduate students and implements clinical treatment programs for pediatric and adult clients. She has 20 years’ experience in pediatric and adult communication disorders and dysphagia. Interest areas include student supervision, pediatric dysphagia, and language disorders.