Jul 31 2023


6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Thickening Liquids in Pediatrics: Tips, Consideration, and Cautions

Presented by Drs. Pamela Dodrill and Memorie Gosa

The use of thickened liquids is routinely recommended by health professions for two main pediatric populations: children with oral-pharyngeal dysphagia and children who display gastro-esophageal reflux.  For young infants, liquid feeds provide them with both nutrition and hydration. Hence, it is essential that they can consume their liquids efficiently and safely. This talk will review thickening options and safety considerations.


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 Standard 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 Standard Time 7/30/2023. **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

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About Dr. Pamela Dodrill

Dr Pamela Dodrill is a Board Certified Specialist in Swallowing (BCS-S) and a Certified Neonatal Therapist (CNT).  She has worked with infants and children with feeding and swallowing disorders for over two decades. Before relocating to Boston to work at Boston Children’s Hospital and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital NICU, Pamela worked at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Brisbane, Australia.  Pamela completed her PhD through the Children’s Nutrition Research Centre in Brisbane, and continues to conduct clinical research in the area of infant and childhood feeding disorders and their management.  She is an instructor at Harvard Medical School, and regularly runs specialist training workshops for other health professionals.

About Dr. Memorie Gosa

Dr Memorie Gosa is a pediatric speech-language pathologist, board certified specialist in swallowing and swallowing disorders, and associate professor and chair of the Department of Communicative Disorders at The University of Alabama. She has more than twenty years of clinical and research experience in pediatric dysphagia. Her research focuses on establishing the reliability and validity of common assessments and treatments used in pediatric dysphagia.  She is co-editor of the textbook, Assessing and Treating Dysphagia: A Lifespan Perspective and regularly gives presentations on the topic of pediatric feeding and swallowing, development and disorders.