To ensure all SOS Certification Course potential candidates have the experience and qualifications to sit for SOS Certification, participants will need to provide the following when applying:
Demonstration of SOS Strategies and SOS Tenets during a therapy session with their clients. Potential candidates are required to submit a 10-15 minute video of their client therapy session and should be focused on a segment of the session in which you are actively working with the client to teach them about foods by moving up the Steps to Eating. Work with at least 2 different foods should be shown in the video clip submitted and at least one of those 2 foods should be a new food or a food that is not part of the child’s current food repertoire. In addition, the video clip should show how you help the client transition from one food to the next in your Food Hierarchy.
In addition to the 10-15 minute video, potential candidates will provide a brief clinical description of the child filmed in the application video including Chronological Age, Cognitive Age, Known or Potential Diagnoses, a List of the child’s preferred foods and non-preferred foods and the Food Hierarchy used in the video taped session.
Time Zone and Language Requirements
Due to the level of class participation required for this Course, it is important that students are taking this class during the day when they are awake and alert. By signing up for this course and signing this agreement, you are testifying that you are not taking this course during the hours of 12am – 5am in your time zone.
If English is not the participant’s native language, fluency in the English language is required for registration. You will need to be able to participate in class discussions in English, to submit homework assignments in English, to provide a script in English of Videotape assignments (or closed captioning), and to take a final examination in English.
SOS Review Process and Application Fee
A non-refundable application fee of $65 is required when SOS Certification candidates submit their application. This fee covers the administrative review process by the SOS Professors when reviewing the application and video submission from the applicant. If accepted into the SOS Certification Program, the $65 application fee will be credited to the final course payment, which is due 6 weeks into the Certification Program.
Applicants will receive an email upon submission of the application form with confirmation of the application submission and instructions for uploading the 10-15 minute video along with a Client Information Form.
Applicants will be notified by email within 14 business days as to whether they are accepted into the SOS Certification Course.
If the applicant does not meet the requirements and expectations for a SOS Certification Participant and their application is declined, recommendations will be sent by the SOS Professors on the specific steps the applicant will need to complete in order to qualify for participating in the SOS Certification Course. The application fee will not be refunded.