Apr 16 2024


6:30 am - 8:30 pm

Culturally Responsive Care in Management of Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing Disorders

Presented by:

Dipti Dev, PhD

Dr. Megan Richmond, CCC-SLP, CLC, NTMCT, CATC

Carly Hillburn, MS, RD, LMNT

A culturally responsive approach to support clients and families from all backgrounds begins with understanding and meeting them where they are. This session explores how responsive feeding practices support family members and young children’s autonomy and self-regulation at mealtimes, and provides practical steps that will help produce culturally responsive treatment recommendations and parent education.

Important Registration Information

Tickets are available for Parent/Caregivers, Students, or Professionals. Please use the appropriate ticket for your role. Professional are asked to register individually (not as as group).

Time & Date

Please note this event is taking place at 6:30 pm Central Time, and will be held virtually via Zoom. To find out what time this is where you live, look here. Registration will close at 5:00 pm Central Time 4/15/2024. **Please check your spam folder as our emails occasionally end up there.**

CEU Credits

This course is being submitted for credit with the Illinois Early Intervention Program. Please check with your local professional organization to determine additional professional education credit. Those who have paid for a professional ticket and are in attendance for the duration of the full event will receive a certificate of attendance for credit. Those who registered for a student ticket will also receive a certificate, however these will not be eligible for CEUs.

Financial Assistance

Should cost be a concern that would hinder your participation, we may be able to offer financial assistance. This will be determined on a case-by-case basis. Please contact Lindsay Hoffer at


About Dipti Dev:

Dipti Dev, PhD, is an Associate Professor and Extension Specialist at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. Dr. Dev is a social and behavioral scientist who studies methods to facilitate the diffusion of evidence-based responsive feeding practices into rural childcare settings for improving children’s dietary intake and prevention of obesity and chronic conditions. She has developed the EAT Family Style responsive feeding program that has received national recognition for improving the childcare environment and children’s dietary intake.

About Megan Richmond:

Megan Richmond, DHA, CCC-SLP, has over twenty years of research, clinical, and leadership experience. She provides services in the NICU and
pediatric outpatient settings specializing in feeding disorders. Dr. Richmond’s research interests focus on neonatal outcomes and service delivery models. She has also authored several therapy materials that support communication development.

About Carly Hillburn:

Carly Hillburn, MS, RD, LMNT, is a registered dietitian at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. She is the project manager for the Ecological Approach to Family Style program, which is a responsive feeding program for childcare providers. Her research focuses on promoting responsive feeding practices in family childcare homes and adapting resources to meet the specific needs of different childcare communities and environments.