Course curriculum

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    The World of Otolaryngology: From Noisy Breathers to Poor Feeders

    • The World of Otolaryngology: From Noisy Breathers to Poor Feeders

    • Quiz: The World of Otolaryngology: From Noisy Breathers to Poor Feeders


Dr. Taher Valika

Taher Valika, MD, is a pediatric otolaryngologist at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. He received his medical degree from The Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University and completed his residency in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at The University of Illinois Hospital of Health & Sciences. Dr. Valika then completed a fellowship in Pediatric Otolaryngology at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital in Chicago, and subsequently joined the division as a member of the Airway Team, where he is the Director of Upper Airway Surgery. His academic expertise is in pediatric airway reconstruction and managing complex sleep related airway disorders. Dr. Valika’s clinical interests obstructive sleep apnea, complex airway stenosis, dysphagia, and tracheostomy management. His research focuses on innovation including 3D printing for airway reconstruction. Dr. Valika is involved in both medical student and resident education and has received numerous teaching awards over the years. He is the resident site director for the University of Illinois at Chicago and Northwestern Otolaryngology residency programs.


Certificates will be issued verifying participation in two (2) hours of continuing education once a passing grade is received on the quiz. Check with your professional organizations licensing bodies to determine exactly what may be accepted for you. This course is eligible for ASHA’s professional development hour requirements. You will not require ASHA pre-approval for this. See here [] for more information. As we are based in Illinois, we are more confident that our events count towards our local organizations (e.g. ILOTA). Our events are not formally submitted through any registry, however if you track your hours independently they may count towards your professional development requirements, and your certificate may stand as proof of your participation. We also submit for credit approval with the Illinois Early Intervention Training Program. This is not required for all states, and may not apply to you. Please refer to your state/local organization for further information regarding CEU requirements and if our events are considered eligible activities by their standards.


Cancellations must be in writing and will incur a $10 fee. If more than 10% of the course has been viewed, we are unable to issue a refund. If the Chicago Feeding Group or speaker should need to remove the course, course fees will be refunded or transferred to another course at the discretion of the participant.