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Thank you for viewing our Virtual Resource Table

This page includes all of the items we generally bring with us during an SOS Conference.

Further your SOS Training

SOS Resources Available for Purchase

Other SOS Resources

Feeding Therapy Resources

Some of our Favorite Children’s Books

Parent Resources

Other Resources and Continuing Education that We Recommend

For your convenience, links to purchase items (as appropriate) are provided.

Further your SOS Training

Advanced Workshops

After completing the SOS Approach to Feeding Course, many professionals want to expand their knowledge of the use of the SOS Approach to Feeding to special populations. While you have the knowledge needed to implement the SOS Program with the children on your caseload, some find that additional information on special topics helps them better use the program with individuals with more complex feeding difficulties. To help in getting all the right knowledge and resources you need to implement the SOS Approach to Feeding in a way that makes the greatest impact for your patients, we have created a number of self-paced online workshops that cover these more specialized areas. Topics include:

Mentorship

The SOS Mentorship Program provides direct guidance and feedback by an SOS Professor on how to best implement the SOS Approach to Feeding program into your Clinical Practice. Developed for new SOS Practitioners and individual interested in additional support in the implementation of the SOS Approach to Feeding program, the SOS Mentorship Program offers:

The first 6 sessions include Lecture and Video Case Presentations by SOS Professors, along with Group Activities to further facilitate the course participant’s implementation of the SOS Program in their own unique setting. Sessions 7-12 focus on Case Presentations given by each course participant with Clinical Reasoning Discussion with the SOS Professors to enhance each course participant’s SOS Feeding Therapy skills. Course participants will complete weekly homework assignments related to Session Topics and will receive direct feedback and personalized guidance.

Learn more about Program Costs, Schedules, Learning Objectives, and the Registration Process. 

Certification

The Certification Program is a 12-week curriculum designed to provide current SOS practitioners with additional training, mentorship, and expertise in the implementation of the SOS Approach to Feeding.

Learn more about Program Costs, Schedules, Learning Objectives, and the Registration Process.

SOS Resources Available for Purchase

You have everything you need to implement the SOS Approach to Feeding with your clients included in your Conference Notebook, including the main powerpoint slides, a reference list, and full-page handouts that you will copy and give to the families you work with. You will be well prepared to return to your professional practice and use the SOS program with these materials.

Because we have received so many questions about other handouts or forms we use in our practice, we have made 2 products containing additional therapeutic and administrative materials that you can choose to purchase separately from your registration fee.

SOS Handouts – $60

Over the past 30 years, Dr. Toomey has created 170 additional Handouts that she may use with the children and families that she works with. While you do not need these materials to use the SOS Approach to Feeding Program, you may find them helpful and interesting additions to your practice. These Handouts are available on a USB/Jump Drive that you can bring with you to your Clinic or your client’s home, so you can print out what you need in the moment. In addition, the current set of Handouts (2017) contains 61 NEW files from the previous revision in 2010, and all of the files have been updated to create a more uniform and usable format for your clients and families (the previous version was on a CD). These Handouts are also available in Spanish.

These copyrighted handouts are in a PDF format as we want them to be used as written with your clients and families. If you wish to make any changes, prior written approval is required for copyright permission

SOS Administrative Forms – $30

The Administrative USB/Jump Drive contains all of the various administrative/business forms that are regularly used in the Feeding Clinic to help our practice run efficiently (110 files). Over the years of Dr. Toomey starting Feeding Clinics in Hospitals, Rehabilitation Clinics, and Private Practices, she has developed billing grids as well as letters to Insurance Companies that you can use as a template to put your own letterhead on and send out to improve your reimbursement. There are also copies of our Full Team and Mini-Evaluation templates with 20 pages of “cut and paste” recommendations. Dr. Toomey has included on this USB, multiple Protocols that outline in detail the procedures to follow to make your Team and your Clinic run as efficiently as possible. There also are examples of Summary Letters for both Feeding Groups and Individual Therapy, as well as sample Group and Individual Therapy Progress Notes that you can use.

These Administrative Forms are in a WORD format. You are encouraged to put your own logo/letterhead on the forms and change them as needed to include your client’s names and information. 

SOS Combo (Complete Handouts & Administrative Forms) – $80

The Combo USB/Jump Drive includes all of the SOS Handouts and SOS Administrative Forms, and you get a discount when you purchase them together.

SOS Handouts – Spanish Translation – $70

Available for Professionals who have attended a Basic SOS Approach to Feeding Conference, the SOS Handouts – Spanish Translation include over 160 handouts for Professionals to use and give out to parents during their clinical work with children with feeding difficulties. Each of these Handouts was specifically created over the past 30 years in response to requests from Families to address a certain topic/need or professionals who wanted a more structured way to provide materials for their parent education. The documents were professionally translated using a neutral version of Spanish so Families and Professionals around the world now have access to the SOS Approach to Feeding Handouts.

The Great Food Explorer! – $25

The Great Food Explorer is a phenomenal tool for helping change how ANY child thinks about food, for teaching them how to be more successful when trying new foods, and for enabling them to develop life-long healthier relationships with the nutritious foods their bodies need. Working with children’s musician, Coles Whalen, Dr. Toomey helped create original music to help Families and Therapists teach children about exploring, discovering and enjoying eating food. There are 8 brand new songs for children aged 18 months to 6 years of age, based on the principles of the SOS Approach to Feeding program.

Recommended use with families: After purchasing The Great Food Explorer!, we encourage you to lend it to your families for 1-2 weeks. Families are then asked to play the music for their child at least once per day (the car works well because the children are a captive audience!). After the lending period, the family would return the music to you. If the family would like to purchase their own copy, they can order one from the website. By lending the music to families, it helps develop continuity between the home and therapy environments and encourages the child to have fun with food through music.

Other SOS Resources

SOS Website for Professionals with Membership Options

Enhance your Feeding Program and Clinical Practice with the new SOS Approach to Feeding Website & Membership Program.

SOS Website for Parents & Caregivers with Membership Options

Access information from trusted feeding experts to help your children develop a healthy, lifelong relationship with food.

Check out our conference schedule to share with your colleagues

View our Free Handouts that you can download and use with your families

Request Presentations, Copyright Permissions, and Research on the SOS Approach to Feeding

Feeding Therapy Resources

Kids Cook Real Food

This series organizes over 30 basic kitchen skills into logical steps for families to follow, broken down into Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced lessons. The videos are short, simple, and have real kids in them, which is great for our visual learners. The videos can also help older Food Science kids learn how to cook and be comfortable in the kitchen.

Food Activities for Children – No Heat, Meat, or Fancy Kitchen Gadgets Required

This kids cookbook includes 10 recipes for simple, easy to assemble foods. Each recipe includes several pictures of children following the directions as well as tips and tricks for adults. These activities are geared towards children ages 3-9 years and can be completed in about 30 minutes.

Some of our Favorite Therapy Utensils

Kindertools

These utensils are great for kids who have trouble moving their wrist to scoop or poke food, then get it into their mouth. This company also makes other tools to hold paintbrushes or crayons and a toothbrush with the same handle.

ChooMee Starter Spoon

These are another great starter spoon, as they hold just a taste of the puree. These are also great for older kids who are learning about purees.

COGNIKIDS Products

Dip supports early co-feeding with extensive holes for child gripping and easy holding. Dip helps develop the pincer grip and builds muscles in the hand of children. This encourages independent feeding along with developing excellent hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills. There is also no right or wrong way to hold the spoon, which increases child success.

Sip supports early cup drinking with extensive holes for child gripping and easy holding. Sip helps develop the pincer grip and builds muscles in the hand of children. This encourages independent feeding along with developing excellent hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills.

Some of our Favorite Children’s Books

Applesauce Grows on Trees shares a story about a boy who only eats 3 foods and his experience at Food School, where he learns that learning about new foods is FUN! This book is great for kids who can sit for a little bit of a longer story.

Strawbert’s Sensational Story tells a fun and interactive story that shows children eating doesn’t have to be scary, but rather an exciting multiple-step adventure, exploring and building a positive relationship with food. This book was written by a therapist who uses the SOS Approach to Feeding program. This book is great for school-aged kids.

Ovis Has Trouble with Eating and is a sheep that is misunderstood by his family and his friends. He has sensory processing issues which cause many challenges for him. But when Ovis gets some new ideas about how to cope from an occupational therapist, he gets back on track. This series also includes Ovis Has Trouble at School.

The My Tubey Series is great for kids with g-tubes. We have sent these books to school to help explain a child’s g-tube to their classmates. The series include:

Parent Resources

Feeding Matters Feeding Matters

Feeding Matters is the first organization in the world uniting families, healthcare professionals, and the broader community to improve the system of care for children with pediatric feeding disorder through advocacy, education, support, and research. If you need support, these wonderful moms will personally call you.

Feeding Tube Awareness Foundation

This website has tons of great information about g-tubes. It includes basic information about g-tubes, logistics of using a g-tube, troubleshooting common problems, as well as resources.

Kids Cook Real Food

This series organizes over 30 basic kitchen skills into logical steps for families to follow, broken down into Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced lessons. The videos are short, simple, and have real kids in them, which is great for our visual learners. The videos can also help older Food Science kids learn how to cook and be comfortable in the kitchen.

SJ Personal Healthcare Advocates

SJ Personal Healthcare Advocates is an advocacy firm specializing in the healthcare industry. SH PHA works through the health insurance bureaucracy to ensure claims are paid timely and accurately. Their team of experts are ready to assist with all health insurance claim matters. They are located in New Jersey, but support families, healthcare providers and employers around the country.

Other Resources and Continuing Education that We Recommend

Feeding Matters – Resources for Professionals

Established in 2006, Feeding Matters is the first organization in the world uniting the field’s leading advocates, experts, and allied healthcare professionals with the concerns of families to ingite unprecedented change in the system of care through advocacy, education, support, and research, including a standalone diagnosis for PFD, the International Pediatric Feeding Disorder Conference, and the Infant and Child Feeding Questionnaire.

You may be interested in the following resources from Feeding Matters:

Feeding FUNdamentals

Since 1993 Feeding FUNdamentals, LLC has envisioned a world in which infants are provided with the most current, evidence-based neuroprotective feeding experiences, where parents are integrally involved as primary feeders. Erin Sundseth Ross, Ph.D. CCC-SLP is the president of Feeding FUNdamentals, LLC and the creator of SOFFI™, Supporting Oral Feeding in Fragile Infants.

Resources include:

Fragile Infant Feeding Institute (FIFI) – 2020 Conference location and date TBD

The Fragile Infant Feeding Institute is a four-day intensive study of feeding and nutrition for infants with special needs. This course happens once per year around the US. Participating faculty represent a variety of perspectives from both research and clinical backgrounds, and provide evidence-based research with a focus on practical application.

This course expands the knowledge base of professionals caring for infants with feeding and nutrition challenges. The development of feeding skills and the impact of early nutrition and feeding experiences is discussed in the context of developmentally appropriate and family-centered care. The Institute provides a foundation for observation and assessment of developing feeding skills. Supportive interventions for infants while in the hospital, as well as during the transition to home are addressed. The Institute places a special emphasis on feeding and nutritional issues through the transition to supplementary (baby) foods. The nutritional needs of premature infants and those with special medical needs, as well as the interaction between feeding skills and nutritional needs are discussed. Presenters represent the disciplines of nursing, nutrition, therapy, parenting, and psychology. Each day successively builds on the knowledge and information from the previous day. An interactive process with the faculty results in the participant applying the information during the four-day Institute.

Marsha Dunn Klein’s Get Permission Approach, and new Book.

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