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Event Date & Time

September 17, 2020 @ 8:00am

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September 20, 2020 @ 5:00pm

Event Information & Registration

Details & Registration

September 17-20, 2020 – Mountain Standard Time

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic resulting in ongoing restrictions to travel and large group gatherings and to ensure the health and safety of all conference participants, the SOS Approach to Feeding Conference for September is a Live Streamed Online Conference and is a full 4 days – 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Mountain Standard TimeThis conference is limited to the first 150 registrants. 

Please note:   Due to the requirements for the participation of this online, live training conference, potential registrants located in an area more than 6 hours ahead or 2 hours prior to the Mountain Standard Time, are not eligible to participate in this specific conference.  Please check the SOS Training Schedule for alternative dates/locations for SOS Approach to Feeding training.

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.

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 (8am to 5pm, Days 1-4).  Additionally, all attendees are required to complete an 2 quizzes per day and an evaluation form in order to receive their certificate of attendance.

Agenda – Live Stream – 2020

Pricing/Cancellations

Registration Fees

  • Standard Registration: $750

Cancellation of Registration by Registrant – Policy
Cancellations must be received in writing to [email protected] no later than August 31, 2020 to receive a refund minus a $50 administrative fee. No refunds will be issued for cancellations received after August 31, 2020.  Registrations may be substituted for another attendee. Toomey & Associates, Inc. must be notified of substitutions at least 72 hours in writing (email acceptable) before the start of the event 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.

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, Lindsay Beckerman, MOT, OTR/L and Kelly Fitzpatrick, CCC-SLP

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).

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.

 


Other Toomey & Associates, Inc. Speakers

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.

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.

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.

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

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).

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

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

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

Susan KniffenFinancial: 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.

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).

Attendance & Policies

  • Conference Expectations & Instructions for Continuing Education and SOS Certificate of Attendance
  • Video/Audio/Photography Notification/Disclaimer
  • Complaint Policy & Procedures

Conference Expectations & Instructions for Continuing Education and SOS Certificate of Attendance
As we adapt the live-taught SOS Approach to Feeding Conference to an online streaming format secondary to the Coronavirus pandemic, we have created these Guidelines and Instructions to ensure that participants meet all the learning outcomes necessary to begin correctly using and safely practicing the SOS Approach to Feeding program.

Technical and Log-on Requirements

  • A computer is the preferred device for participating in this on-line Conference. Taking the conference on a phone is not permitted.  A tablet might be allowable if the other requirements below can be met with that tablet.
  • You MUST be able to hard-wire your computer directly into the Internet connection via and Ethernet cord. WiFi connections to the internet are not sufficient and will not provide you with enough clarity to view videos and Speaker demonstrations.  In addition, WiFi connections cause many technical problems resulting in too much time lost from the conference.

  • A working Webcam on your computer is required (most laptops have the camera embedded).
  • Headphones/Earbuds to listen to the conference from your device are suggested to provide you with the clearest signal and the least amount of background noise and static interference.
  • On Day 1, all Conference Participants will be required to sign onto Zoom by 7:30a.
    • During this time, important Announcements will be reviewed regarding the administration of the Conference and how to meet your attendance requirements. In addition, this time will allow you to resolve any technical issues you may be having PRIOR to the start of the Conference so that you are ready when the conference begins.
  • On ALL other conference days, please log in to the Zoom platform at least 10 minutes prior to the start of each day.
    • This will help to ensure that the SOS Approach to Feeding online conference remains on schedule and to allow our staff to resolve any technical issues you may encounter while keeping the conference on schedule.


Conference Guidelines and Expectations

In order to comply with Professional Continuing Education Credit and SOS Approach to Feeding attendance requirements, the following methods will be used to verify that participants are learning the materials and actively participating throughout the entire the SOS Approach to Feeding Online Conference.

  • Conference participants are required to sign into Zoom each day.
    • The login process will mirror the typical sign-in/sign-out requirements which are set forth by Professional Associations (ASHA, AOTA, CDR, etc.) and used in the SOS Approach to Feeding’s in-person conferences.
    • This information will be tracked and provided to each appropriate Professional Association to meet continuing education credit standards.
    • If the participant has not logged in, an SOS Course Administrator will contact the participant to identify and problem solve any potential technical issues interfering with login.
      • If you are encountering any technical issues, we have support staff available to assist you. Please contact us at [email protected] or by calling (720) 672-1143, and we will reply as soon as possible
    • If the participant has not logged in and the issue is determined to be something other than a technical issue, an SOS Course Administrator will work with the participant to determine a plan for resolving the issue.
    • Participants are REQUIRED to arrive on-time for each day of the Conference and to attend the Conference in it’s entirety.
  • Conference participants will be expected to answer 7-10 Test Questions twice each day to demonstrate understanding of materials presented.
    • Schedule of test questions – Beginning of Lunch (12:00-12:15pm) and End of the day (5:00-5:15pm).
    • Participants will receive Test Questions via Survey Monkey. Participants are expected to submit their answers prior to taking their scheduled break or leaving for the end of the day. Answers will be reviewed and scored by SOS Approach to Feeding Course Administrators.
    • Participants who do not answer the questions for each section will be contacted by an SOS Approach to Feeding Course Administrator to problem solve any difficulties on the participant’s part in answering the questions.
    • To receive a Certificate of Completion (via email), participants must answer 80% of the Test Questions correctly. If a participant does not pass, they will be contacted by an SOS Approach to Feeding Course Administrator to identify next steps.
  • Participants will be expected to engage in Teaching Exercises as demonstrated and taught in the conference.
    • The Postural Stability Exercise will require you sit in a typical office/kitchen chair.
    • The Breathing Exercise will require you observe one of the SOS Professors, as well as engage in a short, shallow breathing exercise yourself.
    • The Developmental Food Continuum/Oral-Motor Exercises will require you to follow an SOS Professor in practicing with and eating various foods. THE FOOD REQUIREMENT LIST WILL BE SENT TO YOU IN A SEPARATE CONFERENCE EMAIL.
    • The Food Hierarchy Exercise will require that you create and submit a Food Hierarchy to the SOS Professors
    • The Steps to Eating Hierarchy Exercises will require you to play with food.
  • Course participants will be expected to submit Comments via the Zoom Chat Box in response to questions asked of them by the Speaker at least twice and up to four times daily. These Comments will include your reactions to the Teaching Exercises.
    • If participants do not submit a comment when prompted, an SOS Approach to Feeding Course Administrator will contact the participant to problem solve any difficulties on the participant’s part in providing their comments.
  • Participants will be required to have their computer camera on throughout the online conference to help verify attendance and participation in the Teaching Exercises.
    • We certainly understand that you may need to step away from the conference for a moment. However, please be aware that you will be missing important course materials if you are away from your computer and the Conference for more than a few minutes at a time. Therefore, we strongly encourage you to wait until the scheduled breaks if possible.
  • Participants must provide a contact number and preferred email address to the SOS Course Administrators in case a Course Administrator needs to contact you.

Please note, due to the extra time required for the participant comments and on-line format during this course, the SOS Approach to Feeding Online Conference is extended to a full 4 days – Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday – 8:00 am – 5:00 pm.

Agenda – Live Stream – 2020

SOS Participant Learning and CE Guidelines and Requirements – 2020


Video/Audio/Photography Notification/Disclaimer
When you participate an SOS Approach to Feeding Conference (Live or Virtual), you will be participating in an event where photography, video and audio recording may occur.By participating in the SOS Approach to Feeding event, you consent to video recording, audio recording and/or photography and its/their release, publication, exhibition, or reproduction to be used for news, web casts, promotional purposes, telecasts, advertising, inclusion on web sites, or for any other purpose(s) that SOS Approach to Feeding (Toomey & Associates), its vendors, partners, affiliates and/or representatives deems fit to use. You release SOS Approach to Feeding owners, staff and all persons involved from any liability connected with the taking, recording, digitizing, or publication of interviews, photographs, computer images, video and/or or sound recordings.  View full video/audio/photography disclaimer.

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 3.0 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level, Professional content 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 Approach to Feeding Conference, participants must complete a course evaluation form.

AOTA

Toomey & Associates, Inc. is an AOTA Course Approved Provider of Continuing Education. AOTA continuing education credit awarded: 3 AOTA CEUs or 30 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 Approach to Feeding Conference, participants must complete a course evaluation form.

 

Commission on Dietetic Registration

Activity Approved – Pending.  CPEUs Hours Approved 30

** Note:  Upon full completion of the SOS Approach to Feeding Conference, participants must complete a course evaluation form.

 

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.

Accommodations

Non-applicable

ADA Requests

Toomey & Associates, Inc. complies with ADA provisions. If you require special accommodations or need assistance, please contact Toomey & Associates at least two weeks in advance of the conference at [email protected] or (720) 672-1134.

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