Save the Date - Feeding Seminar

November 14-15, 2019/Chemeketa EOLA Center/ Salem, OR

This Seminar is designed to support education-based feeding teams. It will address questions of safe feeding and provide feeding supports in educational settings. New teams, new team members and program administrators are welcome to attend.

The seminar is also open to Parents, Students, Speech-Language Pathologists and Assistants, Occupational Therapists and Assistants, Educators and Assistants, Pediatricians and Assistants, Nurses, Dietitians, and appropriate others.

Thursday, November 14, 2019 Featured Keynote - Karen Dilfer

Karen Dilfer is an occupational therapist, feeding specialist, and food enthusiast based in Chicago, IL. She loves to help children and their families overcome motor, sensory, and mealtime challenges. All children should enjoy mealtimes, have confidence in their skills, and eat enough to thrive.

Friday, November 15, 2019 Featured Keynote - Emily Homer

Emily M. Homer, CCC-SLP, ASHA Fellow

Students Eat Safely: School-based Swallowing and Feeding Consultant worked in the public school setting for 42 years. She was Coordinator of Speech Language and Hearing Services in St. Tammany Parish Schools in Louisiana where in 1996 they established a step-by-step procedure for addressing swallowing and feeding. This procedure has been in use for over 20 years. Ms. Homer works with school districts, state departments of education, school-based SLPs and other team members on establishing a district approved, systematic, team procedure for addressing swallowing and feeding in their districts or states. She was awarded Fellowship of the Association at the 2018 ASHA Convention and the 1999, Louis M. DiCarlo Award for the establishment of a dysphagia team in the schools. She is the author of Management of Swallowing and Feeding in Schools, by Plural Publishing. Ms. Homer has presented nationally at ASHA Conventions and webinars, most recently, Demystifying Swallowing and Feeding in the Schools. She has published articles in LSHSS, Seminars in Speech and Language, Divisions 13 and 16 Perspectives, Dysphagia Café and Feeding Matters on school-based swallowing and feeding issues. Ms. Homer served as chairman on ASHA’s committee on school-based dysphagia.

Registration opens in September

Questions about program content may be directed to Debra Fitzgibbons, RSOI Coordinator

Coming in 2020! Marsha Dunn Klein November 12-13, 2020

Location and Lodging


Conference Location:
Chemeketa Eola Center - Click Here
215 Doaks Ferry Road NW
Salem, Oregon 97304


The Grand Hotel Salem - Click Here
201 Liberty Street SE
Salem, Oregon 97301

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