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SOS: When Children Won’t Eat: Picky Eaters vs. Problem Feeders

Assessment and Treatment Using the SOS Approach to Feeding

Course Description

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. The 3.75 day basic conference is designed for babies, toddlers and small children. Other ages and special populations are covered in the advanced workshops.

Course Details

Time
8 a.m. – 5 p.m., days 1-3
8 a.m. – 3:15 p.m., day 4

Dates – Thursday, Oct. 11 – Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018

Location
The Crystal Ballroom & Lounge
529 Davis Street
Evanston, IL 60025

Audience

This Conference is intended for professionals who work with children with Feeding Difficulties. This includes:  Speech Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, Special Educators, Early Intervention Specialists, Nurses, Psychologists, Physicians, Dietitians, Mental Health Workers, other Child Care Providers and Educators.

Instructors

Kay A. Toomey, PhD

Kay A. Toomey, PhD 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 at STAR Institute for Sensory Processing Disorder with Dr. Lucy Jane Miller.

Erin Sundseth Ross, PhD, CCC-SLP

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 a Clinical Instructor in the School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, at the University of Colorado Denver. Dr. Ross has over 25 years of experience working in the NICU within several HealthONE hospitals, and with children at the SOS Feeding Solutions clinic in Denver, Colorado. Dr. Ross is the creator of the SOFFI MethodSM, 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.

Bethany CF Kortsha, MA, OTR/L

Bethany CF Kortsha, MA, OTR/L received her Master of Arts degree in Occupational Therapy from The College of Saint Catherine in St. Paul, Minnesota. She completed her Master’s thesis on Autism and feeding challenges using the SOS Approach to Feeding. Bethany currently works as a Pediatric Feeding Specialist at SOS Feeding Solutions at STAR Institute for Sensory Processing Disorder with Dr. Lucy Jane Miller. She is also the Director of Clinical Mentorship for Toomey & Associates, Inc. Prior to joining STAR Institute and Toomey & Associates, Inc., Bethany worked as a member on a multidisciplinary team in a day treatment clinic for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, SPD, emotional/behavioral disorders, and feeding problems. Additionally, Bethany has completed the STAR Institute’s Intensive Mentorship Program and is a certified DIR Floortime Provider.

Kelly Fitzpatrick, CCC-SLP

Kelly Fitzpatrick, CCC-SLP received her Master of Arts degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from The University of Memphis. She currently works as the Assistant Clinical Director of SOS Feeding Solutions at STAR Institute for Sensory Processing Disorder with Dr. Lucy Jane Miller. She specializes in feeding difficulties in children 0-5 years old and those who are G-tube dependent. Prior to joining STAR Institute, Kelly practiced in a pediatric outpatient hospital setting using the SOS Approach to Feeding. Additionally, Kelly completed the STAR Institute’s Intensive Mentorship Program and is a certified DIR Floortime Provider.

Lindsay Beckerman, MOT, OTR/L

Lindsay Beckerman, MOT, OTR/L received her Master of Occupational Therapy degree from The Ohio State University. She currently works as a pediatric feeding specialist at SOS Feeding Solutions at STAR Institute for Sensory Processing Disorder 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. Prior to joining STAR Institute, Lindsay worked as a member of a multidisciplinary team with Autism Spectrum Disorders, SPD, emotional/behavioral disorders and feeding problems. Additionally, Lindsay has completed the STAR Institute’s Level 1 and Level 2 Intensive Mentorship Programs and is a certified DIR Floortime Provider.

Credits

  • This course is a total of 28.5 contact hours.
  • This course is offered at 2.85 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level, Professional Area).
  • This course if offered at 2.85 AOTA CEUs (Intermediate Level).
  • All other participants will receive certification of the number of contact hours attended.
  • For rules governing continuing education credit, participants should contact their respective regulatory boards.
  • In order to receive credit for this course, each participant must fulfill attendance requirements, complete a post-continuing education activity survey and a knowledge post-test. To fulfill attendance requirements, participants must sign-in and sign-out at the start of the activity, at the lunch break and at the conclusion of the activity.

North Shore Pediatric Therapy
Phone: (877)486-4140 | Email: Education@NSPT4kids.com
Or visit us on the web: www.KidsBlossom.com

North Shore Pediatric Therapy, Inc. reserves the right to cancel any course due to insufficient registration or extenuating circumstances. We are not responsible for any expense incurred by participants if the course must be cancelled, such as non-refundable travel.

North Shore Pediatric Therapy, Inc. strives to make its educational opportunities accessible for learners with physical, cognitive, sensory or emotional learning needs. Learners are encouraged to contact the Continuing Education Coordinator at Education@NSPT4kids.com to identify any special learning needs to ensure proper accommodations are made prior to course date.

Disclosure Policy: The speakers may receive royalties from their authored publications and materials.

Dr. Kay A. Toomey Financial– Paid Consultant for Nestle Infant Nutrition (Gerber division); Paid Speaker for Education Resources, Inc.; Paid Speaker for STAR Institute for Sensory Processing Disorder; Nonfinancial– Unpaid Medical Professional Council Member for Feeding Matters, (formerly P.O.P.S.I.C.L.E.);

Dr. Erin S. Ross Financial- Paid Consultant for Nestle Infant Nutrition (Gerber division); Paid Speaker for Education Resources, Inc.; Paid Speaker for STAR Institute for Sensory Processing Disorder Nonfinancial: Unpaid Medical Professional Council Member for Feeding Matters, (formerly P.O.P.S.I.C.L.E.); Intellectual Property Owner, SOFFI MethodSM;

Bethany Kortsha Financial– Paid Speaker for Education Resources, Inc.; Paid Speaker for STAR Institute for Sensory Processing Disorder.  Nonfinancial– no relevant nonfinancial disclosures are present.

Kelly Fitzpatrick Financial– Paid Speaker for Education Resources, Inc.; Paid Speaker for STAR Institute for Sensory Processing Disorder. Nonfinancial– no relevant nonfinancial disclosures are present.

Lindsay Beckerman Financial– Paid Speaker for Education Resources, Inc.; Paid Speaker for STAR Institute for Sensory Processing Disorder.  Nonfinancial– no relevant nonfinancial disclosures are present.

Amanda Cunningham is the Continuing Education Coordinator at North Shore Pediatric Therapy. Financial– Receives salary for employment. Nonfinancial– no relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.

Deadline for registration is Sept. 17, 2018. Cancellations will be accepted until that deadline, minus an administration fee of $75. NO REFUNDS AFTER DEADLINE.

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