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The AEIOU Systematic Approach to Pediatric Feeding

Education Resources, Inc.

Format(s):   Live Seminars
Discipline(s):   Occupational Therapy / Speech-Language
Contact Hours:   15
Registration Fee:   $450.00

1) Discuss how parent-child attachment and family-centered care impact development of feeding skills 2) Integrate management strategies for biomedical and environmental factors that influence pediatric feeding. 3) Identify contraindications for oral feeding and describe a 5-step treatment plan for non-oral feeders. 4) Assess signs of distress and/or disengagement during feeding. 5) Develop treatment plans that incorporate strategies for the mealtime environment, and oral-motor, sensory, and motor deficits.

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CEU INFORMATION: Education Resources applies for continuing education approval, when available, in the state where the course is being presented and sometimes in neighboring states. Education Resources is also an approved provider in many states. Please visit our website for more detailed information or call: 800 487 6530

DAY ONE 7:30-8:00 Registration/Continental Breakfast 8:00-8:30 Foundations to Management; Support From the Literature 8:30-9:00 Categories of Feeding Disorders/Child Effects 9:00-9:30 Developmental Progression of Feeding Skills; Interactive Exercise 9:30-10:00 Biomedical and Environmental Factors that Limit Successful Feeding 10:00-10:15 Break 10:15-11:30 Biomedical and Environmental Factors (Con’t) 11:30-12:00 Case Reviews; Applying the Five Factors 12:00-1:00 Lunch (on your own) 1:00-1:30 Interdisciplinary Collaboration/ Assessment 1:30-2:00 When to Treat Aspiration Risk and other Contraindications 2:00-2:30 How to Treat Comprehensive Planning 2:30-3:15 Attachment/Communication/Control and other behavioral issues 3:15-3:30 Break 3:30-5:00 Video Case Studies; Problem Solving; Special Populations DAY TWO 7:30-8:00 Continental Breakfast 8:00-8:30 Treating the Whole Child 8:30-9:00 Family-Centered Care 9:00-10:15 The Mealtime Environment; Interactive Exercise 10:15-10:30 Break 10:30-11:00 Seating/Positioning/Self-feeding 11:00-12:00 Sensory Processing/Food Play/ Desensitization 12:00-1:00 Lunch (on your own) 1:00-1:45 Video Presentation of Treatment; Group Discussion 1:45-2:15 Nutritional Issues 2:15-3:15 Oral-Motor Treatment 3:15-3:30 Break 3:30-4:00 Tricks With Tools/Transitions 4:00-4:15 Resources and More 4:15-5:00 Clinical Problem Solving; Group Analysis

This course teaches a step by step approach to getting children to explore food and enjoy eating. The AEIOU approach – acceptance, exposure, independence, observation and understanding – offers a new and highly successful method for integrated treatment of children with challenging feeding issues and uses sensory, oral motor, biomedical and environmental strategies. The five factors in this holistic approach emphasize active participation, independence and shared control. This course will arm participants with the knowledge and practical information to achieve functional outcomes for complex etiologies, improve quality of mealtime, manage tube/ supplement dependency, treat sensory aversions, and more. This course is presented in a dynamic learning environment, using case studies and videos to engage and instruct participants.

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