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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

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

Cost – $700 early bird before June 30, 2018, $630 early bird for groups of 5 or more before June 30, 2018, $780 after

NEW Location
Hilton Garden Inn, Chicago North Shore/Evanston
1818 Maple Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201


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.


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.


  • 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).
  • This course is offered at 28 Illinois Early Intervention credits: 2.5 Assessment, 6.0 Atypical Development, 14.5 Intervention, 3.0 Typical Development, 2.0 Working with Families.
  • 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.

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