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When Children Won't Eat: Picky Eaters vs. Problem Feeders. Assessment and Treatment Using the SOS Approach to Feeding

Education Resources, Inc.

Format(s):   Live Seminars
Discipline(s):   Physical Therapy / Occupational Therapy / Speech-Language
Contact Hours:   28.5
Registration Fee:   $799

Participants will be able to: 1. Identify oral, sensory, motor, cognitive and emotional developmental milestones key to feeding 2. Recognize and describe the major reasons why children won’t eat, as based on learning theory principles 3. Identify physical, behavioral, motor, oral-motor, and sensory factors as a part of a feeding assessment 4. Apply behavioral and social learning principles, and systematic desensitization, to feeding problems 5. Create and implement a S.O.S feeding program for toddlers and young children, in group and individual treatment formats

Confirmation Notes
CEU INFORMATION: This course meets the criteria for 28.5 contact hours (2.85 CEUs) This activity has been approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration for 28.5 CPEUs Approved provider of continuing education by the American Occupational Therapy Association #3043 for 28.5 contact hours (2.85 CEU's) Intermediate level. Occupational Therapy Process: Evaluation, Intervention. The assignment of AOTA CEU's does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products or clinical procedures by AOTA. NBCOT Professional development provider 28.5 PDU's This course is offered for up to 2.85 ASHA CEU's (Intermediate level, Professional area).

This course is one of the prerequisites for the NEW SOS Certification Program NEW FORMAT Includes multiple opportunities for video analysis and clinical problem solving The SOS Approach to Feeding is a Transdisciplinary Program for assessing and treating children with feeding and weight/growth difficulties. It has been developed over the course of 20 years through the clinical work of Dr. Kay Toomey, in conjunction with colleagues from several different disciplines including: Pediatricians, Occupational Therapists, Registered Dieticians, and Speech Pathologists/Therapists. This program integrates sensory, motor, oral, behavioral/learning, medical and nutritional factors and approaches in order to comprehensively evaluate and manage children with feeding/growth problems. It is based on, and grounded philosophically in, the normal developmental steps, stages and skills of feeding found in typically developing children. The treatment component of the program utilizes these typical developmental steps towards feeding to create a systematic desensitization hierarchy of skills/behaviors necessary for children to progress with eating various textures, and with growing at an appropriate rate for them. The assessment component of the program makes sure that all physical reasons for atypical feeding development are examined and appropriately treated medically. In addition, the SOS Approach works to identify any nutritional deficits and to develop recommendations as appropriate to each individual childs growth parameters and needs. Skills across all developmental areas are also assessed with regards to feeding, as well as an examination of learning capabilities with regards to using the SOS program.

Dates and Locations
Register Address:   Tacoma Washington
Location:   Jackson Hall Medical Center
Dates:   11-07-2019 - 11-10-2019, 12:00AM 12:00AM