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Event Date & Time

April 27, 2023 @ 7:30am

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April 30, 2023 @ 3:00pm

Event Information & Registration

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Announcing the New Hybrid Format 2023 – 4 hours online, independent study and 4 days in-person!

With the new Hybrid Model, registrants receive even more detailed clinical practice and hands on experience than ever before!

Note:  Participants will be expected to complete the first 4 hours of the Conference independently, online PRIOR to the start of the 4 days of In-Person Conference Training. Participants are required to complete the pre-recorded segment and to pass two tests covering the first 4 hours of the Training, at least ONE week BEFORE the first day of the In-Person 4 Day Conference Training segment in order to participate and attend the In-Person segment of the conference.

When Children Won’t Eat: Picky Eaters Versus Problem Feeders:

Assessment and Treatment Using the SOS Approach to Feeding

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.

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. If parents wish to attend the training workshop, they must be accompanied by their child’s feeding therapist.

Course Level
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.

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.

Conference Tests and Evaluation Form Requirements
All Participants are required to take a multiple choice test, with at least an 80% accuracy, for the independent online segment and one multiple choice test, with at least an 80% accuracy, at the end of each day of the in-person conference to verify their understanding of the Conference materials. Upon full completion of the SOS Approach to Feeding Conference, participants must also complete a course evaluation form in order to receive their certificate of attendance.

Objectives/Agenda

  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.

** 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 attend the course for the entire duration of each day (7:30am to 5pm, Days 1-3, 7:30am to 3:00pm on Day 4).  Additionally, all Participants are required to take a multiple choice test, with at least an 80% accuracy, at the end of each day of the in-person conference to verify their understanding of the Conference materials. Upon full completion of the SOS Approach to Feeding Conference, participants must also complete a course evaluation form in order to receive their certificate of attendance.

Agenda SOS 4.5 Day Hybrid Conference – 2023

Pricing/Cancellations

Registration Fees

  • Early Bird Registration: $760 – Register by February 26th and receive $50 off standard registration.  For the Early Bird Registration discount, please enter the promo code: EBDISCOUNTTXAPR23 when registering.
  • Standard Registration: $810

As per the Attendance Policy for this Conference, all participants must complete the 4 four hour online, pre-recorded segment of the 4.5 Day Hybrid SOS Main Training Conference no later than one week prior to Day 1 of the in-person segment of the Conference. Registrants who do not complete the online, pre-recorded segment of this Conference by the one week prior deadline, will be contacted by Toomey & Associates, Inc. to complete this online segment immediately.Registrants who still do not complete the required online pre-recorded segment of the Conference will not be allowed to attend the in-person segment. Registrants who were notified and did not complete the pre-recorded segment will be cancelled out of the SOS Conference with no refund being issued.


Group Discounts

Toomey & Associates offers a 20% discount off the regular registration fee for groups of 5 or more within the same organization. To receive the group discount, please send the names of all participants in your group to [email protected].

  • To ensure that the group discount applies correctly, please DO NOT have any of your group register prior to receiving the discount code.
  • Only one discount per registration.  Early Bird and Group discounts cannot be combined.
  • Please note: If paying by check, check must be received no later than March 27th in order to secure your registration. 

Cancellation of Registration by Registrant – Policy

  • Cancellations must be received in writing to [email protected] no later than March 24, 2023 to receive a refund minus a $75 administrative fee. No refunds will be issued for cancellations received after March 24, 2023.
  • Please be aware that once you receive and view the 4 hours of online material for the conference you are currently registered in, you will no longer have the option to cancel your attendance at the in-person segment of your SOS Conference. If you receive and view the online material and then decide you cannot attend the in-person segment of the SOS Training Conference for which you have registered, you will have the option to transfer to a different in-person SOS Conference segment. You will need to notify us immediately if you need a transfer, along with which other SOS Conference you want to attend instead. There will be a $75.00 administrative transfer fee to place you in the new in-person conference. Please note that if you do not attend the in-person segment of the SOS Training Conference within 12 months you will forfeit your complete registration fee.

Registrations may be substituted for another attendee from the same organization Substitutions must submitted in writing by April 13th to [email protected] otherwise the substitution cannot be honored.

Registrations cancelled due to a family emergency or illness will be deferred to a future SOS Approach to Feeding Conference hosted by Toomey & Associates, Inc. within 1 year of the start date of the original conference.


Cancellation of the Event by Toomey & Associates, Inc.

Please be aware that Toomey & Associates, Inc. will present this conference despite one or even two Speakers being ill. One SPEAKER can present in an emergency situation, although it is certainly not ideal. If all three Speakers are ill, substitute SPEAKERS will be sent. If all 3 Speakers are ill and no substitute Speakers are available, this would then constitute a SPEAKER cancellation.

If the conference is cancelled by Toomey & Associates due to, but not limited to, the following:
• Speaker cancellation
• Limited enrollment
• Severe weather (snowstorm, flooding, etc.)
• Conference site issues (power outages, emergency situations)

Registrants will receive a full refund of their registration fee within 30 days of the originally scheduled conference by the method that the registrant used to pay for the registration. (If payment was received by credit/debit card, the refund will be refunded to the original credit/debit card used, if payment was received via a check, a refund will be provided by check.)  Costs incurred for nonrefundable travel arrangements or other related individual expenses will not be refunded by Toomey & Associates, Inc.

Speakers/Disclosures

Speakers:  

Dr. Kay Toomey is a Pediatric Psychologist who has worked with children who don’t eat for almost 35 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. 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 acted as the Clinical Director for Toomey & Associates, Inc.’s Feeding Clinic, and then the SOS Feeding Solutions @ STAR before shifting into clinical consultation in order to focus on her teaching. Dr. Toomey is currently the President of Toomey & Associates, Inc.

Amanda Foster, MS CCC-SLP, received her Master’s 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 SOS Feeding Solutions @ STAR with Dr. Kay Toomey and Dr. Lucy Jane Miller. 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.

Susan Kniffen, MS, OTR/L received her Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy at Shenandoah University (VA). She spent the first two years of her career working with adults in acute care and rehabilitation settings before transferring to working in pediatric settings in 2005. Since 2006, she has been a feeding specialist in addition to working with children who have orthopedic, neurological, and complex medical needs. She is currently an occupational therapist and feeding specialist in the early intervention program for The Resource Exchange. Previously she provided pediatric outpatient feeding and rehabilitation services through Memorial Hospital, Toomey & Associates Inc., and Children’s Hospital Colorado. Educating and empowering parents to be students of their children is her passion.

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

Dr. Kay A. Toomey – Financial: President, Toomey & Associates, Inc. and the  Developer of the SOS Approach to Feeding program (paid);  Non-Financial: Co-Author, “Behaviorally Based Feeding Problems” in Suiter & Gosa (Eds.) Assessing and Treating Dysphagia:  A Lifespan Perspective (2019). New York: Thieme Publishers (unpaid), Founding Medical Professional Council Member with Feeding Matters – PFD Alliance Committee Member and Conference Committee Member (unpaid).

Amanda Foster – Financial: Speaker for Toomey & Associates, Inc. (paid); Non-Financial: No relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.

Susan Kniffen – Financial: Speaker for Toomey & Associates, Inc. (paid); Non-Financial: No relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.


Other Toomey & Associates, Inc. Speakers

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.

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.

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.

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 an Assistant Clinical Professor in the School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, at the University of Colorado Denver. She is also on faculty at the Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions. Dr. Ross has over 30 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 MethodTM, 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.

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

Lindsay Beckerman – Financial: Speaker for Toomey & Associates, Inc. (paid); Non-Financial: Board Member for Charlotte’s Day (unpaid).

Kelly Fitzpatrick – Financial: Speaker for Toomey & Associates, Inc. (paid); Non-Financial:No relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.

Deborah Lagerborg – Financial: Speaker for Toomey & Associates, Inc. (paid); Non-Financial: No relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.

Dr. Erin S. Ross – Financial: President, Feeding FUNdamentals, LLC. (paid), Consultant for Nestec/Gerber Baby Foods (paid), Gerber Child Advocate/Developmental Panel member (paid), Consultant for Intertek (paid), Speaker for Toomey & Associates, Inc. & Feeding Fundamentals, LLC (paid); Non-Financial: Co-Author, “Behaviorally Based Feeding Problems” in Suiter & Gosa (Eds.) Assessing and Treating Dysphagia:  A Lifespan Perspective (2019). New York: Thieme Publishers (unpaid), PFD Alliance Leadership with Feeding Matters – PFD Alliance Advocacy Chair (unpaid), Consensus Committee of the Standards, Competencies, and Best Practices for Infant and Family-Centered Developmental Care in the Intensive Care Unit.

Attendance & Policies

This Hybrid SOS Main Training Conference (4.5 Days) has a 100% Attendance requirement. Registrants are expected to complete the 4 hours of online, pre-recorded segment of the Conference at least one week prior to attending the in-person segment of the Conference.

In-Person Segment

  • During the in-person segment of the Conference, registrants are expected to fully participate for the entire length of each day: Days 1, 2 & 3 from 7:30 am to 5:00 pm AND on Day 4 from 7:30 am to 3:00 pm. Registrants will miss crucial information needed to be able to correctly use the SOS Approach to Feeding program if they arrive late or leave the Conference early. Registrants who arrive late or leave early will not receive their Certificate of Attendance or their CEU credits.  There will be no partial CE credit awarded for this Conference. NO EXCEPTIONS.

Online, Independent Study Segment

  • Registrants will receive an email with instructions for accessing and completing the online, pre-recorded segment of the Hybrid SOS Main Training Conference approximately two months prior to Day 1 of the In-Person segment of the Hybrid Conference.
  • Registrants will have until one week before Day 1 of the In-Person segment of the Conference to complete the 4 hour online pre-recorded Conference material.
  • Any participant who does not watch the full duration of the 4 hour online segment (verified by a third party system) and/or does not pass the 2 tests by at least one week prior to Day 1 of the In-Person segment of the Hybrid Conference, will be contacted by the SOS Conference Administrators. They will work with the Registrant to make ensure the requirements for this segment of the Hybrid Conference have been met in order for the Registrant to be allowed to attend the In-Person segment of the Hybrid.


COVID POLICY – 2023
At this time, there are no COVID restrictions in place for Toomey & Associates conferences. However, Toomey & Associates will abide by all state and federal COVID policy regulations at the time of the start of this conference. If there are any changes in the COVID policy due to a surge in COVID illnesses, Toomey & Associates will notify the participants as soon as possible regarding any needed requirements including proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us.

Conference Tests and Evaluation Form Requirements
All Participants are required to take two multiple choice tests for the independent online segment and one multiple choice test, with at least an 80% accuracy, at the end of each day of the in-person conference to verify their understanding of the Conference materials. Upon full completion of the SOS Approach to Feeding Conference, participants must also complete a course evaluation form in order to receive their certificate of attendance.

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


This course is currently being registered with ASHA,  Final approval and number of CEUs pending.  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:  Conference Tests and Evaluation Form Requirements: All Participants are required to take a multiple choice test, with at least an 80% accuracy, for the independent online segment and one multiple choice test, with at least an 80% accuracy, at the end of each day of the in-person conference to verify their understanding of the Conference materials. Upon full completion of the SOS Approach to Feeding Conference, participants must also complete a course evaluation form in order to receive their certificate of attendance.

 

This course is currently being registered with AOTA,  Final approval and number of CEUs pending.  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:  Conference Tests and Evaluation Form Requirements: All Participants are required to take a multiple choice test, with at least an 80% accuracy, for the independent online segment and one multiple choice test, with at least an 80% accuracy, at the end of each day of the in-person conference to verify their understanding of the Conference materials. Upon full completion of the SOS Approach to Feeding Conference, participants must also complete a course evaluation form in order to receive their certificate of attendance.

 

Activity Approval Pending.

** Note:  Conference Tests and Evaluation Form Requirements: All Participants are required to take a multiple choice test, with at least an 80% accuracy, for the independent online segment and one multiple choice test, with at least an 80% accuracy, at the end of each day of the in-person conference to verify their understanding of the Conference materials. Upon full completion of the SOS Approach to Feeding Conference, participants must also complete a course evaluation form in order to receive their certificate of attendance.

 

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:  Conference Tests and Evaluation Form Requirements: All Participants are required to take a multiple choice test, with at least an 80% accuracy, for the independent online segment and one multiple choice test, with at least an 80% accuracy, at the end of each day of the in-person conference to verify their understanding of the Conference materials. Upon full completion of the SOS Approach to Feeding Conference, participants must also complete a course evaluation form in order to receive their certificate of attendance.

Accommodations

Toomey & Associates, Inc. has negotiated a discounted room rate for attendees at the:

The Westin Dallas Southlake
1200 East State Highway 114
Southlake, Texas 76092
(817) 873-1900

Group rate: $209/night + tax
Cutoff date: March 27, 2023

Enter Group code: STC when registering

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Hotel Features:

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • 24-Hour Fitness Studio
  • Onsite restaurant
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi

ADA Requests

Toomey & Associates, Inc. complies with ADA provisions. If you require special accommodations or need assistance, please contact Toomey & Associates during registration or no later than 30 days from Day 1 of the conference to ensure accommodations are confirmed.  Please send an email to [email protected] or call (720) 672-1143.

Conference Support Provided By

Thank you, Green Apple Therapy 2000, for providing support and volunteers for the SOS Approach to Feeding Conference!

Phone: (817) 550-5058
Email: [email protected]
Website: greenappletherapy.com

Venue

The Westin Dallas Southlake

1200 East State Highway 114
Southlake, Texas 76092
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The Westin Dallas Southlake

1200 East State Highway 114, Southlake, Texas 76092, USA

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