SOS APPROACH TO FEEDING.
When children won’t eat: Picky Eaters Versus Problem Feeders
ASSESSMENT AND TREATMENT USING THE SOS APPROACH TO FEEDING
September 22nd-26th, 2021.
Each day will be held from 9 a.m. to 5.15 p.m. (Argentina Time, GMT -3).
The conference will be Live Streamed, online (through Zoom) and will count with simultaneous translation to Spanish.
Speech Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, Special Educators, Early Intervention Specialists, Nurses, Psychologists, Physicians, Dietitians, Mental Health Workers, other Child Care Providers and Educators.
Workshop Summary & Learning Outcomes:
The Sequential Oral Sensory (S.O.S) Approach to Feeding workshop is a trans- disciplinary program for assessing and treating children with feeding difficulties and weight/growth problems from birth to 18 years. It integrates posture, sensory, motor, behavioral/learning, medical, and nutritional factors to comprehensively evaluate and manage children with feeding/growth problems.
The 5-Day International Main SOS Training Conference is designed for babies, toddlers and small children.
Basic Course Objectives:
- List the seven areas of human function that need to be examined to provide a comprehensive Feeding Assessment.
- Identify at least five of the oral, sensory, motor, cognitive or emotional developmental milestones key to being able to eat well.
- List three reasons why children won’t eat, as based on learning theory principles.
- Differentiate classical and operant conditioning principles as applied to resolving feeding problems.
- Identify at least four of the necessary components of an SOS Approach to Feeding program for babies, toddlers and young children in either an individual or group therapy session.
- List all three requirements for building a Food Hierarchy.
- Identify at least one play-based strategy for progressing a child up each of the 6 major Steps on the Steps to Eating Hierarchy
- US$ 750 for Argentinian participants
- US$ 800 for NON-Argentinian participants.
Speakers’ Biographical Statements:
Dr. Kay A. Toomey
is a Pediatric Psychologist who has worked with children who don’t eat for almost 30 years. She has developed the SOS Approach to Feeding as a family centered program for assessing and treating children with feeding problems. Dr. Toomey speaks nationally and internationally about her approach. Dr. Toomey helped to form The Children’s Hospital – Denver’s Pediatric Oral Feeding Clinic, as well as the Rose Medical Center’s Pediatric Feeding Center. Dr. Toomey co-chaired the Pediatric Therapy Services Department at Rose Medical Center prior to entering private practice. Dr. Toomey acted as the Clinical Director for Toomey & Associates, Inc.’s Feeding Clinic for six years and SOS Feeding Solutions @ STAR for eight years. Dr. Toomey is currently the President of Toomey & Associates, Inc., and acts as a Clinical Consultant to the Feeding Clinic at STAR Institute.
Lindsay Beckerman, MOT,OTR/L
received her Master of Occupational Therapy degree from Ohio State University. She currently works in a private practice with children, teens, and adults with feeding challenges in their home and community as well as Developmental FX, a non-profit clinic supporting children with a wide variety of developmental needs. Prior to this, she worked as a Pediatric FeedingSpecialistreceived her Master of Occupational Therapy degree from Ohio State University. She currently works in a private practice with children, teens, and adults with feeding challenges in their home and community as well as Developmental FX, a non-profit clinic supporting children with a wide variety of developmental needs. Prior to this, she worked as a Pediatric FeedingSpecialist
Kelly Fitzpatrick, CCC-SLP
- received her Master of Arts degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Memphis. She currently works in a Pediatric Gastroenterology Clinic, where she established a feeding clinic. She works children of all ages, but specializes in children birth to 3 years, and those who are G-tube dependent. Prior to working at the GI clinic, Kelly acted as the Assistant Clinical Director of SOS Feeding Solutions @ STAR with Dr. Kay Toomey and Dr. Lucy Jane Miller. She has also worked in the Early Intervention and Pediatric Outpatient Hospital Settings using the SOS Approach to Feeding program. Kelly is completed the STAR Institute's Intensive Mentorship Program. She is also a Certified Lactation Counselor and a certified DIR Floortime Provider.
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