Date: November 15, 2017
Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm Pacific Time
Topic: Results of the CADTH Environmental Scan Report: Feeding and Swallowing Assessment Services for Pediatric Populations in Canada
Presenter: Karen Derry, Speech-Language Pathologist and Collaborative Practice Lead for Sunny Hill Health Centre’s Acute Rehabilitation Team
Description: How do we support best practices in pediatric feeding and swallowing assessment in Canada? What are these best practices, how are they carried out, and who is involved? In what ways can we support the needs of these children in hospital and community clinics, or through telerehabilitation?
Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children’s Child Development & Rehabilitation Evidence Centre recently partnered with speech-language pathologists and occupational therapists throughout Canada and the Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH) to answer these questions by collaborating on an environmental scan feeding assessment practices in pediatric health centres. CADTH conducted the environmental scan, which included a pan-Canadian survey, stakeholder consultation, and the publication of a CADTH Environmental Scan Report: Feeding and Swallowing Assessment Services for Pediatric Populations in Canada: Service Provision, Practice Models, and Assessment Tools (March 2017).