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# 334 Feeding Therapy: It’s Not Just About Swallowing

Motivations, Inc.

Format(s):   Live Seminars
Discipline(s):   Occupational Therapy / Speech-Language
Contact Hours:   16
Registration Fee:   $445

Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:
1. Discuss how protective behaviors develop when GI discomfort, sensory processing challenges, delayed gross and/or fine motor skills impact a child’s willingness to eat.
2. Apply the basic principles of Applied Behavior Analysis to the treatment of pediatric feeding clients .
3. List 5 strategies for improving tongue mobility and developing mature swallowing patterns in children.
4. Understand and discuss the impact of tethered oral tissues, specifically upper lip tie and four types of tongue ties, on a child’s ability to develop age appropriate feeding skills.
5. Describe how to teach the following skills to toddlers and older: biting, chewing, independent swallowing, straw & open cup drinking
6. Implement a hierarchical method of problem solving to meet functional outcomes.
7. Understand how to problem solve new challenges with future clients by systematically breaking the task into smaller steps and teaching one step at a time.

Target Audience
A Workshop for Speech and Occupational Therapists and Assistants and Dietitians.

Confirmation Notes
This is a 16-hour course equivalent to 1.6 CEUs. This course is offered for 1.6 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Professional area).
AOTA: Motivations, Inc. is an approved provider of continuing education by the American Occupational Therapy Association #4002, for 16 contact hours - 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.

8:00 to 10:00 Introduction to Course & Understanding the Four Foundations for Learning to Eat 10:15 to 11:00 Understanding the Four Foundations for Learning to Eat (Cont.) 11:00 to 12:00 Basic Principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) 12:00 to 12:30 Establishing Stable Oral Motor Patterns for Eating 1:30 to 2:45 How to Keep the Fun in Feeding: Consistent Progress with ABA 3:00 to 3:30 Setting Kids up for Success: Adapting Food 3:30 to 4:30 Parenting Strategies at Home 4:30 to 5:30 Tethered Oral Tissues – Upper Lip Ties and Feeding Function
8:00 to 9:00 Problem Solving Tongue Ties and Feeding Function 9:00 to 10:00 Problem Solving Challenges in the School Cafeteria 10:15 to 12:30 Case Study #1 and Case Study #2 1:30 to 2:30 Case Studies #3 and #4 with Q & A 2:45 to 3:15 Oral Motor Strategies for Developing the Mature Swallow Pattern 3:45 to 5:00 A Hierarchical Approach to Problem Solving Common Roadblocks: Refusing to Sit, Eating Too Slowly, Throwing Food and More. 5:00 to 5:30 Self-reflection Requirement and Final Thoughts

This unique 2-day course benefits pediatric therapists interested in the bigger picture pertaining to pediatric feeding disorders. Therapists want strategies to implement right away with their clients. Why do children have trouble eating? How are physiology, motor skills and behavior linked and how do the basic principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) strengthen that connection? What role could tethered oral tissues play in feeding function? How do family dynamics and parenting styles influence progress? Why is it that a child eats well in the clinic setting but cannot generalize those skills to the home and school? This course answers those questions, provides practical strategies to implement with a variety of clients, and focuses on setting children up for success for meeting functional objectives while utilizing the premise of ABA. Participants learn how to problem solve common roadblocks in eating and then continue to build progress by following a hierarchy of steps to success. This course emphasizes the importance of keeping the fun in feeding while developing consistent positive behaviors at mealtimes so that everyone in the family can enjoy their time together around the family table! (Intermediate Level) $395 Consortium Registration - Group Discount – Register your facility today
$445 Association Registration - Member of APTA, AOTA, NATA-BOC, ASH
$495 Individual Registration

Dates and Locations
Register Address:   Aurora Illinois
Location:   BDI Playhouse Children's Therapy
Dates:   07-26-2019 - 07-27-2019, 12:00AM 12:00AM


Register Address:   Wichita Kansas
Location:   Heartspring
Dates:   10-11-2019 - 10-12-2019, 12:00AM 12:00AM