Kay A. Toomey, PhD, pediatric psychologist and Clinical Director of SOS Feeding Solutions at STAR (Sensory Therapies And Research) Center, developed the SOS Approach to Feeding as a family-centered program for assessing and treating children with feeding problems.
Erin Ross, PhD, CCC-SLP, specializes in evaluating and treating feeding and growth problems in medically-fragile infants and children and is a member of the SOS Feeding Solutions at the STAR Center.
The SOS Approach to Feeding is a transdisciplinary program for assessing and treating feeding difficulties and weight/growth problems in children of all ages, with a special focus on children from 12 months to 5 years old. It integrates posture, sensory, motor, behavioral/learning, medical and nutritional factors to comprehensively evaluate and manage children with feeding/growth problems. This is a prerequisite for attending Advanced Workshops.
This workshop has been designed to further the skills of professionals who have already attended an SOS Approach to Feeding Basic Workshop. The topics covered will delineate special concepts and treatment variations which are helpful for specific populations of feeding problems. The topics will also expand the professionals’ current skill level by giving additional and more refined strategies for making food choices, for how to best adhere to systematic desensitization criteria, for improving growth, and for partnering with parents to achieve a more rapid and thorough carry-over into the home.
Advanced Topics: (1) Feeding the 6 to 16-month old Child, (2) Food Tolerance Decision Making and (3) Working with Children with Severe Developmental Impairments
November 29-December 2, 2012 Raleigh, North Carolina
Who Should Attend:
Speech Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, Special Educators, Early Intervention Specialists, Nurses, Physicians, Dietitians, Psychologists, Mental Health Workers, Educators and other Child Care Providers.
The Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.