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Feeding Therapy: It’s Not Just About Swallowing
November 4, 2016 @ 8:00 am - November 5, 2016 @ 1:30 pm MST
This unique 2-day course benefits pediatric speech language pathologists, occupational therapists, and other professionals interested in the bigger picture pertaining to pediatric feeding disorders and what strategies to implement right away with their clients. Why do children have trouble eating? How are physiology, motor skills, and behavior linked and how do dynamics and parenting styles influence progress? What strategies can be utilized when a child eats well in the clinic setting but cannot generalize those skills to the home and school? This course answers those questions and focuses on setting children up for success for meeting functional objectives while utilizing the premise of ABA. Participants learn how to problem solve common roadblocks in eating and then continue to build progress by following a hierarchy of steps to success. Most importantly, this course emphasizes the importance of keeping the fun in feeding while developing consistent positive behaviors at mealtimes so that everyone in the family can enjoy their time together around the family table.