Picky Eaters vs Problem Feeders

Picky Eaters vs Problem Feeders
Thursday, November 13-15, 2014
7:30am - 5:00pm
3950 Fair Ridge Dr
Fairfax, VA 22033

The SOS Approach to Feeding is a Transdisciplinary Program for assessing and treating children with feeding
and weight/growth difficulties. It has been developed over the course of 20 years through the clinical work
of Dr. Kay Toomey, in conjunction with colleagues from several different disciplines including: Pediatricians,
Occupational Therapists, Registered Dieticians, and Speech Pathologists/Therapists. This program integrates
sensory, motor, oral, behavioral/learning, medical and nutritional factors and approaches in order to comprehensively
evaluate and manage children with feeding/growth problems. It is based on, and grounded philosophically in,
the “normal” developmental steps, stages and skills of feeding found in typically developing children. The
treatment component of the program utilizes these typical developmental steps towards feeding to create
a systematic desensitization hierarchy of skills/behaviors necessary for children to progress with eating various
textures, and with growing at an appropriate rate for them. The assessment component of the program
makes sure that all physical reasons for atypical feeding development are examined and appropriately treated
medically. In addition, the SOS Approach works to identify any nutritional deficits and to develop recommendations
as appropriate to each individual child’s growth parameters and needs. Skills across all developmental areas are
also assessed with regards to feeding, as well as an examination of learning capabilities with regards to using
the SOS program.

Contact Hours: 22.5

Contact (631) 385-7780

** Please be advised if less than 10 attendees register we reserve the right to cancel with 48 hour notice.
In case of this occurrence, full refunds will be issued. Otherwise all other refunds will be issued in full only 
if they are received 14 days prior to the workshop.