May 31 2023


6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Through Thick & Thin: Clinical Practices for Thickened Liquids and Blended Tube Feedings at a Large Aerodigestive Center

Presented by Kara Larson, MS, CCC-SLP, CLC and Toni Solari, RD

with Boston Children’s Hospital Aerodigestive Center

How long should your patient remain on thickened liquids? How thick is too thick for blended gastrostomy tube feedings? How do you balance NG-tube and oral feedings? Kara Larson and Toni Solari will address these questions and provide a framework for clinical practice for pediatric patients with complex Aerodigestive Disorders from the perspective of the speech language pathologist and dietician.


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 5/30/2023. **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

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 Kara Larson, MS, CCC-SLP, CLC

Kara is the Director of the Feeding and Swallowing Program at Boston Children’s Hospital in the Division of Otolaryngology & Communication Enhancement. She specializes in the area of Pediatric Aerodigestive Disorders. Kara has over 25 years of clinical experience. She has published clinical research in the area of pediatric dysphagia. Kara is part-time faculty at Boston University and Emerson College. She is an Executive Board Member of the Aerodigestive Society and speaks nationally on pediatric feeding and swallowing disorders.

About Toni Solari, RD

Toni is a registered dietitian for the Motility Center at Boston Children’s hospital where she specializes in blenderized nutrition and specialized diets for various gastrointestinal disorders. She earned her degree at UMass Amherst,  and has been practicing as a pediatric dietitian for 9 years.

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