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Emergent Feeding Strategies: Equity in Feeding Approaches for Early Intervention
Friday, August 26, 2022, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM PDT
Category: Events

Aratani FoundationEmergent Feeding Strategies: Equity in Feeding Approaches for Early Intervention

with Cindy Esquivias MS, CCC-SLP
Friday August 26, 2022
12:00pm-1:30pm (PDT) | Virtual Event

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Mom Feeding Baby

This presentation will discuss ways to increase equitable feeding strategies in early intervention. We will cover common western feeding practices as they compare and differ from other cultural practices. No two children are the same, and every family has their own cultural values for feeding and mealtimes that need to be considered. Therefore, a critical component to each plan of care should address the values and goals each family has for their child’s feeding.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the types of challenges you may face when working with a family whose cultural or linguistic background differs from yours
  • Describe how to support caregivers from diverse backgrounds as they navigate feeding difficulties
  • Identify at least 2 ways you can demonstrate respect for the client/family’s cultural background
  • Discuss the impact of your own internalized biases and values as they relate to feeding and service delivery
  • Identify at least 2 environmental limitations to feeding that can impact a child’s ability to be a successful feeder

Cindy EsquiviasPresenter:
Cindy Esquivias graduated from Mount St. Mary’s University in Los Angeles with a Master of Science in Education, and CSU East Bay with a Master of Science in Speech and Language Pathology.

Following a short career as a high-school English teacher, Cindy was inspired to pursue a career in Speech-Language Pathology, as she realized how important early intervention was—especially when working in low-SES communities. She has a strong passion for working with pediatric populations with speech, language, feeding, and swallowing disorders. Read more

Diversity GraphicInfant Development Association is committed to promoting diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging and in support of this mission we are launching a series of events

Nonmember: $50
IDA Agency/Individual Member: $35
IDA Parent/Student/New Clinician Member: $25
IDA CE Hours: Nursing, PT, Speech and Language $15 (1.5 hour)
(you will be invoiced)
ADA Requests: Contact IDA at [email protected] with ADA request by August 12
Limited number of scholarships available

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