SOS Approach to Feeding: When Children Won’t Eat




SOS Approach to Feeding
When Children Won’t Eat:
Picky Eaters vs. Problem Feeders

**Official workshop**
The speakers will travel from the USA to Athens to provide in-person training to participants.
 
 
 
📣 four-day workshop
📌 Athens
📅 September 24-27, 2022 
🕓 Hours:
- September 24: 07:00 - 17:30
- September 25: 07:00 - 17:30
- September 26: 07:00 - 17:30
- September 27: 07:00 - 14:15
*These hours include the registration time of the participants and the breaks of the workshop.
Limited number of participants
 
 
🗣 Speakers: 
Kay A. Toomey, PhD
Pediatric Psychologist
President of Toomey & Associates, Inc. 
Clinical Consultant to the Feeding Clinic at STAR Institute for Sensory Processing Disorder
 
Erin S. Ross, PhD, CCC-SLP
Neonatal and Pediatric Speech Pathologist
Assistant Clinical Professor at University of Colorado
Faculty at Rocky

👉 The focus of the Course  will be assessing and treating infants and young children with Feeding Difficulties and Feeding Disorders.  This includes “problem feeders” who may have mild to moderate neurological impairments and/or medical disorders, children with Autism Spectrum disorders, children with motor, oral-motor and/or sensory dysfunction, as well as the “picky eater”.  
 
  
 
COURSE OVERVIEW
The Sequential Oral Sensory (S.O.S) Approach to Feeding workshop is a trans- disciplinary program for assessing and treating children with feeding difficulties and weight/growth problems from birth to 18 years. It integrates posture, sensory, motor, behavioral/learning, medical, and nutritional factors to comprehensively evaluate and manage children with feeding/growth problems.
This Course is designed for babies, toddlers and small children.  Other ages and special populations are covered in the Advanced Workshops. 
 
COURSE OBJECTIVES
­­­­Participants attending will be able to:
1.     List the seven areas of human function that need to be examined to provide a comprehensive Feeding Assessment.
2.     Identify at least five of the oral, sensory, motor, cognitive or emotional developmental milestones key to being able to eat well.
3.     List three reasons why children won’t eat, as based on learning theory principles.
4.     Differentiate classical and operant  conditioning principles as applied to resolving feeding problems.
5.     Identify at least four of the necessary components of an SOS Approach to Feeding  program for babies, toddlers and young children in either an individual or group therapy session.
6.     List all three requirements for building a Food  Hierarchy
7.     Identify at least one play based strategy for progressing a child up each of the 6 major steps on the Steps to Eating Hierarchy.
 
 
SUITABLE AUDIENCE
Speech Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, Dieticians, Special Educators, Early Intervention Specialists, Nurses, Psychologists, Physicians, Mental Health Workers, other Child Care Providers and Educators
 
*Parents are allowed to attend the conference only if they attend with their child’s therapist.
 
 
Tuition fees include:
📘 printed material
📜 the course certificate is issued by SOS Approach to Feeding
 coffee at breaks
🍔 lunch


REGISTRATIONS ❕ 
📞 +30 6986180630
📧 edu@diepistimoniko.gr