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. This course is appropriate for the following clinicians working with children with feeding disorders: OT, COTA, SLP, RD, RN, CSW, Psychologists.
8:00-9:45 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.
10:00-11:30 Continue evaluation/treatment for the “new” feeder (oral-motor interventions, introducing spoon feeding) with video case studies
11:30-12:30 Lunch (on your own)
12:30-2:30 Practice spoon placement and handling techniques, squeeze bottle use and preparation of smooth pureed table foods
2:45-4:30 Introduction and application of behavioral principles, clinical problem solving, video case examples
8:00-9:45 Continuation of application of behavioral principles, clinical problem solving, video case examples. 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.
10:00-11:30 Continue interventions for the “advanced” feeder (teaching chewing skills, addressing food packing behavior, introduction of self feeding) with video case studies
11:30-12:30 Lunch (on your own)
12:30-2:30 Continue interventions for the “advanced” feeder (self feeding, cup drinking, straw drinking) with video case studies. Treatment techniques for the "Picky" eater (food fading, systematic desensitization, structured mealtimes, reward programs) with video case examples.
2:45-4:30 Continue treatment techniques for the "Picky" eater (food fading, systematic desensitization, structured mealtimes, reward programs). Treatment techniques for children with Autism with video case examples.
This course is offered for 1.4 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.
Attendees from other disciplines will also receive a certificate for 14 hours of continuing education credit for the completion of this two-day course.
Special Hotel Information
Crowne Plaza Hotel Downtown - 200 North 4th Street, St. Louis, MO 63102 - Special room and parking rates. Call (877) 272-6422 and mention "Group SS1" to receive special rate or click here to make reservation.
Course Refund Policy
You may cancel your registration up to 7 days before the workshop start date to receive a refund less a $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.
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Sensory Solutions LLC
Sensory Solutions is a pediatric therapy clinic specializing in working with children with developmental delays. Sensory Solutions prides itself on our “family” feel. Our mission is to provide the highest quality of care throughout the St Louis area for the pediatric population.