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When Children Won’t Eat: Picky Eaters Versus Problem Feeders: Assessment and Treatment Using the SOS

Lister Centre 11613-87Ave NW Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2H6
Dr. Kay Toomey & Team
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Early Bird Pricing for OSOT Members until February 15, 2024! The Sequential Oral Sensory (S.O.S) Approach to Feeding Conference 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. March 20-24, 2024, Days 1-4 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Day 5 from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM. *Note: Registration prices are in CAD. Group registration rates available, with a 20% discount, when purchased on the same order of 6 or more people. *Discount automatically applied at checkout.
Intended Audience: Occupational Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists, Registered Dietitians, Special Education Teachers, Psychologists, Physical Therapists, Early Intervention Specialists, Nurses, Physicians, and Mental Health Workers. Note: Training conferences are created for professionals. If parents wish to attend the training workshop, they must be accompanied by their child’s feeding therapist. The SOS Approach to Feeding conference is an Intermediate level course: Information is geared to practitioners with a general working knowledge of current practice trends and literature related to the subject matter. Focus is on increasing understanding and competent application of the subject matter. The course content is focused on the SOS Approach to Feeding and there will be limited, or no information provided about similar products or services. Objectives: 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. Upon full completion of the SOS Approach to Feeding Conference, participants must complete a course evaluation form in order to receive their certificate of attendance. ***CEUs will be NOT be provided to those attending from the U.S. (AOTA, ASHA, or CDR)***
Attendance Policy: To ensure Learners successfully achieve the Learning Outcomes above and receive their Certificate of Attendance, all attendees are expected to attend the conference for the entire duration of each day (8:00 AM to 5:00 PM on Days 1-4 and 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM on Day 5). Attendees will miss crucial information needed to be able to correctly use the SOS Approach to Feeding program if they come late or leave the conference early. Late arrival or early departure on any day will not be accepted. Certificates of Attendance will not be given to Attendees that are late or leave early. Please make any travel arrangements to ensure that you do not need to leave the conference early on any day. NO EXCEPTIONS. Refreshment breaks are included. Lunch is on your own. Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be received in writing to info@saot.ca no later than March 9, 2024 to receive a refund minus a $50 administrative fee. No refunds will be issued for cancellations received after this date.