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Event Date & Time

January 11, 2023 @ 3:00pm

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January 15, 2023 @ 10:00pm

Event Information & Registration

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SOS Virtual Conference – South Africa and Professionals located in similar time zones

Due to the high interest in an SOS Live Stream Conference we are excited to offer the South Africa SOS Approach to Feeding conference designed for the South African time zones and those professionals in a similar time zone.

South Africa Time Zone -Days 1-5: 3:00-10:00 pm

Eligible registrants are those professionals in the following times zones:  UTC times zones = UTC – 3 hours through UTC + 2 hours.

PLEASE NOTE:  This conference is taught in English, therefore participants will need to be fluent in English to attend the Conference.  There will be no translation offered of the slides or lecture materials.  Participants will need to pass a Test given in English each day, and they will need to be able to respond promptly to the SOS Professors who will be asking them questions 2-3 times a day.

 

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 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.

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 (3:00 pm to 10:00 pm, Days 1-5).  Additionally, all attendees are required to complete one test per day and an evaluation form in order to receive their certificate of attendance.

Virtual SOS Conferences – 2023 Agenda for SOUTH AFRICA Conference Attendees

Virtual SOS Conference – Participant Learning Requirements (JAN 2023)

 

Pricing/Cancellations

Registration Fees

  • Standard Registration: $810

Cancellation and Transfers of Registration by Registrant – Policy

Cancellations must be received in writing to [email protected] no later than November 27, 2022 to receive a refund minus a $75 administrative fee. No refunds will be issued for cancellations received after November 27, 2022.

The option to transfer the registration from the original registrant to an another professional within the same organization and for the same conference dates is available until December 31, 2022 only.  No transfers are available after December 31, 2022.

This registration is eligible to be transferred to a different SOS Approach to Feeding conference for a $75 transfer fee.  Transfer requests must be received in writing to [email protected] no later than December 11, 2022.

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

Conference 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.

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.

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. 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).

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

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


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 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.

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

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

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.

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

  • English Fluency Requirements
  • Conference Guidelines and Expectations
  • Video/Audio/Photography Notification/Disclaimer
  • Complaint Policy & Procedures

English Fluency Requirements

  • This conference is taught in English, therefore participants must be fluent in English to attend the Conference.  There will be no translation offered of the slides or lecture materials.
  • Participants will need to pass a daily test given in English, and they will need to be able to respond promptly to the SOS Professors who will be asking them questions 2-3 times a day.

Technical 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) and you are expected to be on-camera 100% of the Conference time (how attendance and attention are verified).
  • 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.
  • YOU ARE REQUIRED TO ATTEND ONE OF THE CONFERENCE TEST RUN SESSIONS during the week prior to the conference. Your Conference Welcome Email sent 2 weeks prior to the Conference Start Date will give you the Zoom Links and the dates + times for those Test Run sessions. IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE A WELCOME EMAIL BY 2 WEEKS BEFORE YOUR CONFERENCE, PLEASE FIRST CHECK YOUR JUNK/SPAM FOLDERS.  IF NO EMAIL FROM US HAS BEEN RECEIVED, YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR CONTACTING US AT [email protected] TO OBTAIN YOUR WELCOME EMAIL.

On Day 1, all Conference Participants should be signed onto Zoom by 2:45pm GMT+2 (SOUTH AFRICA TIME) to solve any technical issues you may be having with the Zoom Platform PRIOR to the Conference starting at 3 PM SOUTH AFRICA TIME (GMT +2).  IF you are located in a different International Time Zone, please make sure that you are signing into the Conference at the appropriate time in your Time Zone.  Using a Time Zone program may help to make sure that you are attending at the correct time in your time zone: https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html or https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html?iso=20230111T130000&p1=111

In order to keep the SOS Approach to Feeding online conference on schedule, please log into the Zoom platform at least 10 minutes prior to the start of each of the other 4 Conference days.  This will 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 SOS Approach to Feeding attendance requirements and Professional Continuing Education Credit (if offered), 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 of the 5 Conference days.
    • The login process will mirror the typical sign-in/sign-out requirements which are used in the SOS Approach to Feeding’s in-person conferences and set forth by Professional Associations
    • If the participant has not logged in, an SOS Conference 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 as soon as possible.  You can What’s Ap us at #303-522-4455 if you do not have long distance calling.
    • If the participant has not logged in and the issue is determined to be something other than a technical issue, an SOS Conference 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 its’ entirety.
  • Conference participants will be expected to answer 10-15 Test Questions ONCE each day to demonstrate understanding of materials presented.
  • Participants are expected to take their TESTS immediately at the end of each Conference Day at 10pm GMT +2 (South African Time Zone)
  • Participants will receive Test Questions via Survey Monkey just before 10pm. Participants are expected to submit their answers prior to taking leaving for the end of the day. Answers will be reviewed and scored by SOS Approach to Feeding Conference Administrators.
  • Participants who do not answer the questions for each section will be contacted by an SOS Approach to Feeding Conference 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 Conference 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 WELCOME EMAIL 2 weeks prior to the Conference Start Date.
    • 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.
    • As part of this conference, you will be seen, and be able to see your colleagues participating in these physical exercises.
  • Conference 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 within 5 minutes, an SOS Approach to Feeding Conference 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 Conference 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 where they will be available throughout the Conference to the SOS Conference Administrators PRIOR to the start of the Conference in case a Conference Administrator needs to contact you.

Virtual SOS Conferences – 2023 Agenda for SOUTH AFRICA Conference Attendees

Virtual SOS Conference – Participant Learning Requirements (JAN 2023)

** Participants are expected to attend the Conference for the entire length of each day (3:00pm – 10:00pm GMT+2 = South African Time on Days 1-5), in order to receive their Certificate of Attendance.  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 Conference early and/or if they step away from their computer for any extended length of time.

 

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

Continuing Education Units are not provided for this conference through the SOS Approach to Feeding.

Most professional organizations recognize the SOS Approach to Feeding program for professional development hours.  It is the responsibility of the attendee to contact their professional organization prior  to registration to identify the steps needed to be taken in order to receive professional development hours from their professional organization.

Accommodations

Non-applicable – virtual conference only

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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