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Feeding Therapy: It’s Not Just About Swallowing
August 5 @ 8:00 am - August 6 @ 5:30 pm$450.00
Presenter Melanie Potock, MA, CCC-SLP, author. This unique 2-day course benefits pediatric therapists interested in the bigger picture pertaining to pediatric feeding disorders. Why do children have trouble eating? How are physiology, motor skills and behavior linked, and how do the basic principles of Applied Behavior Analysis strengthen that connection? What role could tethered oral tissues play in feeding function? How do family dynamics and parenting styles invluence progress? Why is it that a child eats well in the clinic setting but cannot generalize those skills to the home and school? This course answers those questions, provides practical strategies to implement with a variety of clients, and focuses on setting children up for success for meeting functional objectives while utilizing the premise of ABA. Learn how to problem solve common roadblocks in eating and then continue to build progress by following a hierarchy of steps to success. This course emphasizes the importance of keeping the fun in feeding while developing consistent positive behaviors at mealtimes so that everyone in the family can enjoy their time together around the family table. Contact kara.brogan @galvintherapycenter.com for registration and info.