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Louisa Ferrara, MS, CCC-SLP has her Masters of Science Degree from Adelphi University and will be completing her PhD in December 2014. Louisa has applied for Board Recognition in Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders through the American Speech and Language Association. Her research interests include the pharyngeal swallowing mechanism in term and preterm infants, taste and smell development and the developmental feeding milestones in children. Louisa has served as an adjunct professor at two universities in the New York area and has delivered numerous invited lectures on feeding readiness in pre-term infants, dysphagia management and children with food aversions to physicians, nurses and developmental specialists.
Goals and Objectives:
1) To learn the significance of laryngeal chemo-receptors and their elicited responses.
2) To learn the physiology of As, Bs, Ds, during swallowing.
3) To demonstrate fluoroscopic evidence of naso-pharyngeal reflux, penetration, aspiration, etc.
4) To understand various strategies to prevent As, Bs, Ds during oral feedings.
5) To manage infants in private practices for follow-up care.