Pediatric Feeding Course for SLP/OT
Presenter: Melanie Potock
Join us for a live CE course!
Upon completing the 2-day seminar, participants will be able to:
*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
*Apply gentle, basic principles of Applied Behavior Analysis to the treatment of pediatric feeding clients
*List 5 strategies for improving tongue mobility and developing mature swallowing patterns in children
*Describe how to teach the following skills to toddlers and older: biting, chewing, swallowing independently, straw and open cup drinking
*Implement a hierarchical method of problem solving to meet functional outcomes
*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
Photo courtesy of David McMillon Images
Live Pediatric Feeding Course
Friday, Jan. 31st 2020 at 8am to Saturday, Feb. 1st 2020 at 4:30pm
Moss Creek, Hilton Head Island, SC, USA
Hilton Head Island, SC
**COURSE REGISTRATION FEE: $300/person**
Includes: Course tuition, materials, and a copy of Melanie's book Adventures in Veggieland
Located Across from Now We're Talking Therapy Services
AGENDA: Feeding Therapy: It’s Not Just about Swallowing
8:30 to 10:00 Introduction to Course & Understanding the Four Foundations for Learning to Eat
10:00 t0 10:15 BREAK
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
12:30 to 1:30 LUNCH
1:30 to 2:45 How to Keep the Fun in Feeding: Consistent Progress with ABA
2:45 to 3:00 BREAK
3:00 to 4:30 Setting Kids up for Success: Adapting Food and Parenting Strategies at Home
8:30 to 9:00 Problem Solving Challenges in the School Cafeteria
9:00 to 10:15 Case Study #1
10:15 to 10:30 BREAK
10:30 to 12:30 Case Study #2 & #3
12:30 to 1:30 LUNCH
1:30 to 2:30 Case Study #4 with Q & A
2:30 to 2:45 BREAK
2:45 to 3:15 Oral Motor Strategies for Developing the Mature Swallow Pattern
3:15 to 4:00 A Hierarchical Approach to Problem Solving Common Roadblocks:
Refusing to Sit, Eating Too Slowly, Throwing Food and More.
4:00 Self Reflection Requirement (for CEUs) and Final Thoughts
(Please stay till 4:30 to be sure you get your CEUs!)
About the Presenter: Melanie Potock
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- Melanie Potock is the author of 5 books on the topic of feeding children and receives royalties for 4 of those books. Royalties continue while the book is sold in bookstores and on-line retailers. Melanie is the executive producer of a children’s music CD and profits from the sale of music downloads.
- Melanie contributes educational content for other websites for a fee. The content is typically related to feeding children, picky eating and parenting advice.
- Melanie is a paid product consultant for several food companies that create foods or supplements for children. Her advice is strictly educational in nature and not an endorsement of any product. Time commitments vary and are on a contractual basis.
- Melanie has video courses on her website that are focused on pediatric feeding disorders and picky eating. Viewers pay a subscription fee to access the video courses.
- Melanie Potock has volunteered and contributed articles to the ASHA Leader Blog on the topics of pediatric feeding disorders and related issues for over 3 years.
- Melanie wrote the cover story for The ASHA Leader (April 2017) on Autism Spectrum Disorders and The Cooking Connection, which may be discussed briefly in this presentation. It was not a paid contribution to The Leader.
- Melanie is a volunteer member of the Feeding and Swallowing Across the Lifespan Topic Committee 2019
- Melanie is the co-creator of The Doctor Yum Preschool Curriculum, a volunteer position for The Doctor Yum Project and a 501 (c)3 organization.
Sensational Brain LLC is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education (#8215). AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures.
This course is approved for 1.3 AOTA CEU or thirteen contact hours under this Classification Codes: Category 2, OT Process: Intervention.