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 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.
- Attendees receive foundational information regarding feeding development, evaluation, and SOS Treatment.
- Attendees receive a Certificate of Attendance that is eligible for submission to Professional Organization for Continuing Education Hours earned during course.
Included with the completion of the SOS Main Training Conference, participants receive:
- Free listing on the SOS Referral List. The SOS Referral List connects SOS Trained Therapists with families and colleagues around the world.
- Ongoing support through an SOS Professional Facebook Group where SOS Trained Therapists can ask questions of the SOS Professors and participate in discussions with other colleagues.
- Monthly Facebook Live Q&A Events with Dr. Kay Toomey.
- Free quarterly SOS Feeding Steps Newsletter filled with ideas and tips for implementing the SOS Approach to Feeding in your therapy setting.
- Free SOS Presentations created by Dr. Toomey to help you share information on the SOS Approach to Feeding with your colleagues, families and medical community.
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.
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.
Participants are expected to attend the course and participate fully for the entire length of each day (8:00 AM to 5:00 PM on Days 1-5) in order to receive their Certificate of Completion, any continuing education credits, and/or to be allowed to use the SOS Approach to Feeding program. Participants will miss crucial information needed to be able to correctly use the SOS Approach to Feeding program if they come late or leave the course early.
Participants who arrive late or leave early on any day MUST make up any missed time. If the Participant does not make up the time, they will not receive a Certificate of Completion, and they will not be authorized to use the SOS Approach to Feeding Program. During the conference, the Participant must immediately make arrangements with Dr. Toomey to stay late each day of the conference until all of the missed time has been made up.
Participants MUST make their travel arrangements on the last day of the conference so that they will not be leaving the conference for any reason before 5:00 PM. NO EXCEPTIONS for flight or train schedules will be made.