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Event Date & Time

January 1, 2020 @ 8:00am

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January 1, 2030 @ 3:15pm

Event Information & Registration

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After completing the SOS Basic Conference, advance your skills and training with the SOS Advanced Workshops.  Designed to provide you with the specialized training for special populations and topics, the self-paced, online SOS Advanced Workshops, help you make the greatest impact for your patients.

Feeding the Child on the Autism Spectrum
This Advanced Workshop outlines why children on the Autism Spectrum struggle so much more than other children with eating and feeding. Challenges that are unique to children on the Autism Spectrum as identified by research are presented within each of the 7 areas of Human Functioning (the “iceberg”) discussed in the Basic SOS course. Next, General Treatment Strategies that are recommended for all children on the Autism Spectrum will be discussed. The last section of the course is dedicated to outlining how to make a “downward” adaptation of the Basic SOS program for the child on the severe end of the Autism Spectrum.

Presented by: Dr. Kay Toomey: Pediatric Psychologist, President of Toomey & Associates, Inc., and developer of the SOS Approach to Feeding program & Bethany Kortsha, MA, OTR: Pediatric Occupational Therapist.

Intended Audience
Speech Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, Registered Dietitians, Special Education Teachers, Psychologists, Physical Therapists, Early Intervention Specialists, Nurses, Physicians, and Mental Health Workers.  Note: Training conferences are created for professionals only.

Course Level
The SOS Approach to Feeding conference is an avanced 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.

Content Disclosure
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/Agenda


OBJECTIVES

  1. List at least five problems that children with ASD have that make feeding especially difficult for them;
  2. Identify at least two components of the Adaptation of the SOS Approach to Feeding for children with ASD;
  3. List at least three hierarchy strategies for children with ASD

AGENDA

  1. Introduction & Prevalence
  2. Unique Challenges When Feeding Children with ASD
  3. General Treatment Strategy Adaptations – Family Meals & Food Jags
  4. Other Therapies to Consider
  5. Adapting the SOS Structure & Food Hierarchies
  6. Adapting the SOS Therapy Meal Routine
  7. Adapting the SOS Steps to Eating Hierarchy Play Strategies

This course has a run time of 3.5 hours.

** To ensure Learners successfully achieve the Learning Outcomes above and to satisfy the completion requirements for the SOS Approach to Feeding conference and continuing education credits, all attendees are expected to view the online workshop in the entirety.  Additionally, all attendees are required to complete a quiz and and evaluation form in order to receive their certificate of completion.

Pricing/Cancellations

SOS Advanced Workshop Fee

  • $175

Cancellation of Registration by Registrant – Policy

  • All sales are final for all SOS Advanced Workshops.

Speakers/Disclosures

Feeding the Child on the Autism Spectrum  – Dr. Kay Toomey and Bethany CF Kortsha

Dr. Kay Toomey is a Pediatric Psychologist who has worked with children who don’t eat for almost 30 years. She has developed the SOS Approach to Feeding as a family centered program for assessing and treating children with Feeding Problems. Dr. Toomey speaks nationally and internationally about her approach. She also acts as a consultant to Gerber Products. Dr. Toomey helped to form The Children’s Hospital – Denver’s Pediatric Oral Feeding Clinic, as well as the Rose Medical Center’s Pediatric Feeding Center. Dr. Toomey co-chaired the Pediatric Therapy Services Department at Rose Medical Center prior to entering private practice. Dr. Toomey is currently the President of Toomey & Associates, Inc., as well as the Clinical Director of SOS Feeding Solutions @ STAR (Sensory Therapy and Research Center with Dr. Lucy Jane Miller).

Bethany CF Kortsha, MA, OTR/L received her Master of Arts degree in Occupational Therapy from The College of Saint Catherine in St. Paul, Minnesota. She completed her Master’s thesis on Autism and feeding challenges using the SOS Approach to Feeding. Bethany currently works as a Pediatric Feeding Specialist at S.O.S. Feeding Solutions at STAR Center (Sensory Therapies and Research Center with Dr. Lucy Jane Miller). She also is the Director of Clinical Mentorship for Toomey & Associates, Inc. Prior to joining STAR Center and Toomey & Associates, Inc., Bethany worked as a member on a multidisciplinary team in a day treatment clinic for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, SPD, emotional/behavioral disorders, and feeding problems. Additionally, Bethany has completed the SPD Foundations Intensive Mentorship Program and is a certified DIR Floortime Provider.

 


Other Toomey & Associates, Inc. Speakers

Dr. Erin Sundseth Ross is a Speech Pathologist with a Doctoral degree in Clinical Sciences – Health Services Research. She completed a two-year post-doctoral training in the Section of Nutrition and is a Clinical Instructor in the School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, at the University of Colorado Denver. Dr. Ross has over 25 years of experience working in the NICU within several HealthONE hospitals, and with children when she was at the SOS Feeding Solutions clinic in Denver, Colorado. Dr. Ross is the creator of the SOFFI MethodSM, a feeding program for use in the NICU. She has specialized in the development of feeding skills, and the etiology and treatment of feeding and growth problems in infants and very young children from initial hospitalization through the first 5 years of life.

Kelly Fitzpatrick, CCC-SLP received her Master of Arts degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from The University of Memphis. She currently works as a Pediatric Specialist and Speech Pathologist for Rocky Mountain Human Services. She specializes in feeding difficulties in children 0-5 years old and those who are G-tube dependent. Prior to her position with RMHS, Kelly acted as the Assistant Clinical Director of SOS Feeding Solutions at the STAR Institute for Sensory Processing Disorder with Dr. Lucy Jane Miller. Kelly began her career in a pediatric outpatient hospital setting using the SOS Approach to Feeding program. Kelly has also completed the STAR Institute’s Intensive Mentorship Program and is a certified DIR Floortime Provider.

Lindsay Beckerman, MOT, OTR/L – received her Master of Occupational Therapy degree from Ohio State University. She currently works in a private practice with children, teens, and adults with feeding challenges in their home and community as well as Developmental FX, a non-profit clinic supporting children with a wide variety of developmental needs. Prior to this, she worked as a Pediatric Feeding Specialist at SOS Feeding Solutions at the STAR Institute with Dr. Lucy Jane Miller. She specializes in feeding difficulties in atypical learners, including children and teens with Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADHD, and multisensory processing difficulties. Lindsay has also worked as a member of a multidisciplinary team with Autism Spectrum Disorders, SPD, emotional/behavioral disorders and feeding problems. Lindsay has completed the STAR Institute’s Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3 Intensive Mentorship Programs and is a certified DIR Floortime Provider. Lindsay also serves as a board member for Charlotte’s Day, a non-profit group that helps to provide posturally supportive chairs to children in feeding therapy.

Amanda Foster, MS CCC-SLP, received her Masters degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Massachusetts General Hospital IHP. For over 15 years, Mrs. Foster has worked with children with a variety of diagnoses in school, clinic, hospital, and early intervention settings. She began her feeding career in 2005 at Toomey & Associates, Inc. and then moved to the STAR Center with Dr. Toomey. In 2010, Mrs. Foster started a private practice specializing in providing feeding support for families in their homes and in community settings. Currently, she is the Lead Speech and Feeding Therapist at a multi-disciplinary pediatric clinic in Tulsa, Oklahoma. In addition to presenting The SOS Approach to Feeding with Toomey & Associates, Inc. Mrs. Foster has lectured on swallowing disorders at Metropolitan State College in Denver, Colorado. She also regularly presents on speech and feeding disorders at parent, teacher, and professional seminars.

Deborah Lagerborg, CCC-SLP received her Masters in Speech Language Pathology from the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley. During her graduate studies, she focused on feeding disorders and dysphagia in infants and children. Deborah currently works as a Pediatric Feeding Specialist and Speech Pathologist for Developmental Disabilities Resource Center. Prior to this position, Deborah worked at a Pediatric Feeding Specialist at SOS Feeding Solutions at STAR Institute. Deborah began her career in a pediatric outpatient hospital setting, working primarily with infants and children with feeding disorders. She also spent time working in the NICU as part of a multidisciplinary team, supporting premature infant development and early feeding experiences. Deborah’s passion is to work with the families, empowering parents to support their own child’s development and success.

Statement of Financial/Non-Financial Relationships for Toomey & Associates, Inc. Speakers

Dr. Kay A. ToomeyFinancial:Paid Consultant for Nestec, a division of Nestle (Gerber Child Advocate/Developmental Panel member);Owner Toomey & Associates, Inc. and the SOS Approach to Feeding program; Non-Financial: Founding Medical Professional Council Member with Feeding Matters – PFD Alliance Committee Member (unpaid).

Dr. Erin S. RossFinancial: Paid Consultant for Nestec, a division of Nestle (Gerber Child Advocate/Developmental Panel member); Paid Speaker for Toomey & Associates, Inc.;Intellectual Property Owner, SOFFI MethodSM; Non-Financial: PFD Alliance Leadership with Feeding Matters – PFD Alliance Advocacy Chair (unpaid).

Bethany KortshaFinancial:Paid Speaker and receives for Toomey & Associates, Inc.; Non-Financial: No relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.

Kelly FitzpatrickFinancial: Paid Speaker for Toomey & Associates, Inc., Non-Financial: No relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.

Lindsay BeckermanFinancial: Paid Speaker for Toomey & Associates, Inc.; Non-Financial: Unpaid Board Member for Charlotte’s Day.

Amanda FosterFinancial: Paid Speaker for Toomey & Associates, Inc., Non-Financial: No relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.

Deborah LagerborgFinancial: Paid Speaker for Toomey & Associates, Inc., Non-Financial: No relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.

Attendance & Policies

In order to achieve the intended Learning Outcomes and to satisfy the completion requirements for the SOS Approach to Feeding conference and Continuing Education Units, learners are expected to view the entire online workshop.  Not viewing the workshop in its entirety will cause the learner to miss crucial information needed to be able to correctly use the specific topic area of the SOS Advanced Workshop.  Upon completion of the online workshop, a test will be assessed that covers the information taught within the online workshop.

Complaint Policy & Procedures
Toomey & Associates, Inc. views complaints as an opportunity to learn and improve future programs and resources, as well as a chance to put things right for the person or organization that has made the complaint. Please read the full Complaint Policy and Resolution Procedures.

Continuing Education

ASHA

This course is offered for .35 ASHA CEUs (Advanced Level, Professional ontent area). This course will focus on the treatment SOS Approach to Feeding and will not discuss other similar or related treatments. Not available for partial credit.

** Note:  Upon full completion of the SOS Advanced Workshop, participants must complete a workshop assessment and a workshop evaluation.

AOTA

Toomey & Associates, Inc. is an AOTA Course Approved Provider of Continuing Education. AOTA continuing education credit awarded: .035 AOTA CEUs or 3.5 Contact Hours. AOTA Classification Codes – Category 2: OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY PROCESS: Evaluation, Intervention and Activity and Occupational Demands.

The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

** Note:  Upon full completion of the SOS Advanced Workshop, participants must complete a workshop assessment and a workshop evaluation.

 

Commission on Dietetic Registration

Activity Approved – 147272.  CPEUs Hours Approved 3.5 contact hours.

** Note:  Upon full completion of the SOS Advanced Workshop, participants must complete a workshop assessment and a workshop evaluation.

 

Other Associations

Please contact your association to inquire as to whether this course will meet the requirements for continuing education credits. Upon request, we are happy to provide any additional information for submission to your association.

** Note:  Upon full completion of the SOS Advanced Workshop, participants must complete a workshop assessment and a workshop evaluation.

Accommodations

Online course only – Non-applicable

ADA Requests

Toomey & Associates, Inc. complies with ADA provisions. If you require special accommodations or need assistance with the SOS Advanced Workshops, please contact Toomey & Associates within a week of purchasing the workshop.  Contact information:  [email protected] or (720) 663-9116.

Venue

Online
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