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.
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.
Conference Tests and Evaluation Form Requirements
All Participants are required to take a multiple choice test each day of the 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 Conference has a 100% attendance requirement. During the in-person segment of the Conference, 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 1-4) 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.