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Professionals Level 3 – Assisting Problem Feeders

Pickles and Popsicles –  Fun with Summertime Food

Posted on: July 22nd, 2021

There are a few activities that spark interest at almost any age, especially in these summer months.  That is gardening and making something to freeze!  There is something so curious and intriguing about watching food grow and then watching it transform.  Some of the best learning about food happens in these natural, unforced environments.  It…

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Counting Calories

Posted on: July 19th, 2021

If you have a child that has a G-tube and they are starting to eat more by mouth, it is important to start to understand the calorie composition of different foods. That way, when your child is ready to transition off of their G-tube, you have a better idea of how much they actually need…

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Global Goals for SOS Therapists

Posted on: July 12th, 2021

As a part of the SOS Training Conference, the goals for Family Meals and Therapy Meals are discussed from the perspective of what Adults wish for Children to accomplish. However, a consideration of Global Goals for feeding therapy from a holistic perspective can be useful in the process of furthering the personal growth and development…

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Oral Motor Play Ideas

Posted on: July 5th, 2021

Let’s look at some therapeutic games that you can utilize in your therapy to help progress a child’s oral motor skills. Remember, that when a child gets up to the oral motor steps on the Steps to Eating Hierarchy, you still want these games to be fun, enjoyable, and playful. Sometimes, we tend to get…

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Supporting a Family in Managing Food Jags using the Food Tracker & Menus

Posted on: June 21st, 2021

Helping families move out of their rut of serving their child the same foods the same way, over and over again can be tricky! Families create these routines and patterns because it works for their child, and it can be scary to think about doing something differently. As you get to know the child in…

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Example Food Hierarchies: Case studies of kids with Autism

Posted on: June 21st, 2021

Let’s look at some example Food Hierarchies for kids who have ASD and feeding difficulties. 6 year old who only eats purees His mother purees foods, and very rarely will he eat yogurt. He also brings a graham cracker to school, but he hasn’t chewed this food in over 4 years. He ate graham crackers…

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Introduction to the SOS Approach to Feeding Program

Posted on: June 20th, 2021

The SOS Approach to Feeding is a Transdisciplinary Program for assessing and treating children with feeding and weight/growth difficulties. It has been developed over the course of 20 years through the clinical work of Dr. Kay Toomey, in conjunction with colleagues from several different disciplines including Pediatricians, Occupational Therapists, Registered Dietitians, and Speech Pathologists/Therapists. This…

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Standard Flow for Feeding Therapy Clients

Posted on: June 16th, 2021

If you have ever had the opportunity to start a feeding clinic, you know that creating protocols and flow for what needs to happen can be time-consuming and difficult. There are often lots of pieces to manage and things to consider. If you are starting a clinic, you may benefit from the resources in the…

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Why Do Children Need to Eat on a Schedule?

Posted on: June 7th, 2021

Why should children be on a feeding schedule? It is a myth that children only need to eat 3 times a day. This simply isn’t true! We know that, all around the world, children are eating more than 3 times per day. In a study that looked at almost 9,000 children from 6 different countries…

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