Management of Complex Feeding Disorders
Carol Elliott and Elizabeth Clawson share their 30 years of combined clinical practice and expertise in this unique feeding course. Together they have developed the TRansdisciplinary Effective Assessment and Treatment (TR-eat) model. This model melds medical management, skill building and behavioral interventions to create a distinctive treatment method with outstanding outcomes for children with complex feeding problems.
This course is appropriate for clinicians with all levels of experience. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for questions about student rates or if you would like to pay your registration with a check.
8:00-10:15 Review of feeding development birth-24 months (video examples). Identification of common etiologies related to feeding problems and challenges. Feeding difficulties for the “new” feeder - Evaluation/treatment (medical management, formula, positioning) with video case studies
10:30-12:30 Continue evaluation/treatment for the “new” feeder (bottle feeding tips and alternatives, oral-motor interventions, introducing spoon feeding) with video case studies
12:30-1:30 Lunch (on your own)
1:30-3:00 Practice spoon placement and handling techniques, squeeze bottle use and preparation of smooth pureed table foods
3:15-5:30 Introduction and application of behavioral principles, clinical problem solving, video case examples
7:30-8:00 Registration/ breakfast
8:00-10:15 Feeding problems and interventions for the “advanced” feeder (baseline evaluations, positioning, texture grading – preparation of texture graded pureed/chopped table foods, teaching chewing skills) with video case studies
10:30-12:30 Continue interventions for the “advanced” feeder (teaching chewing skills, addressing food packing behavior, introduction of self feeding) with video case studies
12:30-1:30 Lunch (on your own)
1:30-3:15 Continue interventions for the “advanced” feeder (self feeding, cup drinking, straw drinking) with video case studies
3:30-5:30 Treatment techniques for children with Autism and the “Picky” eater (food fading, systematic desensitization, structured mealtimes, reward programs) with video case examples
This course is offered for 1.6 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area). For the ASHA required disclosure on conflict of interest, please go to the course description at www.pediatricfeedinginstitute.com.
Occupational Therapists will receive a certificate for 16 hours of continuing education credit (1.6 CEUs) for the completion of this two-day course.
Attendees from other disciplines will also receive a certificate for 16 hours of continuing education credit for the completion of this two-day course.
Special Hotel Information
We have blocked several rooms at the Wyndham Houston - Medical Center Hotel & Suites located at 6800 Main Street, Houston, TX 77030. Registrants can call the hotel directly at (713) 577-1230 or central reservations (866) 781-2832 to make a reservation. Make sure to ask for the Pediatric Feeding Institute rate. This offer expires September 20th, 2013.
You may cancel your registration up to 7 days before the workshop start date to receive a refund less $35 administrative fee. No-shows or cancellations received less than 7 days prior to the course are non-refundable but can be rescheduled for a future course date.