SOS Feeding Courses

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The SOS (Sequential Oral Sensory) 
Approach to Feeding
When Children Won’t Eat: Picky Eaters vs. 
Problem Feeders 

Featuring:
Kay A. Toomey, PhD
Pediatric Psychologist

Erin Ross, PhD, CCC-SLP

Basic Course: SOS (Sequential Oral Sensory) Approach to Feeding is a transdisciplinary program for assessing and treating children with feeding difficulties and weight/growth problems of all ages, with a special focus on children from 12 months to 5 years old.

It integrates posture, sensory, motor, behavioral/learning, medical and nutritional factors to comprehensively evaluate and manage children with feeding/growth problems. The Basic course is a prerequisite for completing any of the Advanced Workshops.The Basic 3-day workshop has now been expanded to a 4th day, providing more in-depth content than ever before!

Advanced Workshop Topics: Designed to further the skills of professionals who have already attended the 3-day or 4-day Basic SOS Approach to Feeding Course, the Advanced Workshop Topics delineate special concepts and treatment variations for specific feeding problems. Advanced workshops are available online at SPD University.

This presentation will focus exclusively on the SOS Approach to Feeding program and will not include information on other similar or related programs.

Dates and Locations


Palm Beach, Florida

Basic Agenda
Basic Objectives

Basic 4-day course: December 6-9, 2018

AOTA and ASHA Continuing Education credit awarded:
28.5 Hours (2.85 CEUs)

Details and Registration

 

Norman, Oklahoma

Basic Agenda
Basic Objectives

Basic 4-day course: March 21-24, 2019

AOTA and ASHA Continuing Education credit awarded:
28.5 Hours (2.85 CEUs)

Details and Registration

 

New Orleans, Louisiana

Basic Agenda
Basic Objectives

Basic 4-day course: June 20-23, 2019

AOTA and ASHA Continuing Education credit awarded:
28.5 Hours (2.85 CEUs)

Details and Registration

 

Continuing Education

This course is offered for 2.85 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level, Professional content area). This course will delineate special concepts and treatment variations for specific feeding problems.

Not available for partial credit

ASHA CE New

STAR Institute for Sensory Processing Disorder is an AOTA Approved Provider of Continuing Education. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

AOTA continuing education credit awarded: 28.5 hours (2.85 CEUs)

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Terms and Conditions

ALL PARTICIPANTS ARE EXPECTED TO STAY THE ENTIRE DURATION OF EACH DAY TO RECEIVE CREDIT FOR ATTENDANCE. LATE ARRIVALS OR EARLY DEPARTURES ON ANY DAYS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. CEUS AND CERTIFICATES OF ATTENDANCE WILL NOT BE GIVEN TO PARTICIPANTS THAT ARE LATE OR LEAVE EARLY.

Once registered, please ensure to make arrangements for travel and transportation that will allow you to stay until 5:00pm each day and until 3:15pm on the last day.

NO EXCEPTIONS WILL BE MADE.

 

Presenters

Kay Toomey PhotoKay 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 acted as the Clinical Director for Toomey & Associates, Inc.’s Feeding Clinic for six years and SOS Feeding Solutions at STAR Institute for eight years. She is currently the President of Toomey & Associates, Inc., and acts as a Clinical Consultant to the Feeding Clinic at STAR Institute.

Erin Ross PhotoErin Ross, PhD, CCC-SLP specializes in evaluating and treating feeding and growth problems in medically fragile infants and children. Dr. Ross has over 25 years of experience working in the NICU within several HealthONE hospitals, and with children when she was 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 KortshaBethany Kortsha, MA, OTR/L, specializes in evaluating and treating children with SPD and feeding problems and is a member of the SOS Feeding Solutions team at STAR Institute.

 

 

Deborah LagerborgDeborah Lagerborg, CCC-SLP, specializes in feeding disorders and dysphagia in infants and children. She works as a Pediatric Feeding Specialist and Speech Pathologist for Developmental Disabilities Resource Center.

 

 

Lindsay BeckermanLindsay Beckerman, MOT, OTR/L, specializes in feeding difficulties in atypical learners, including children and teens with Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADHD, and multisensory processing difficulties. She works as a pediatric feeding specialist with the SOS Feeding Solutions team at STAR Institute.

 

KellyKelly Fitzpatrick, MA, CCC-SLP works as a Pediatric Specialist and Speech Pathologist for Rocky Mountain Health and Human Services. She specializes in feeding difficulties in children 0-5 years old and those who are G-tube dependent.

 

 

SOS Faculty Bios

Co-Hosting an SOS Approach to Feeding Conference

STAR Institute is currently seeking Co-host Organizations for the following SOS Approach to Feeding Conferences:

December 5-8, 2019   San Francisco, California

STAR Institute seeks co-host organizations for the SOS Approach to Feeding Conferences to provide volunteers and promotional support. Co-host organizations can be clinics or other organizations with the means to secure 4 volunteers to attend and assist with various duties throughout the conference. Co-host organizations must aid in the local marketing of the program by email, phone calls, posting flyers, etc. (large mailing list and local area partnerships preferred).

Dates and locations for all SOS Approach to Feeding Conferences sponsored by STAR Institute are set by Dr. Kay Toomey and are not subject to change without her direct approval.

Please review the following Sample Letter of Agreement and Requirements Checklist for an overview of the requirements of Co-hosting an SOS Approach to Feeding Conference. Please contact Caraly Walker at caraly.walker@spdstar.org with any questions or to confirm your interest in Co-hosting an SOS conference.

Sample Letter of Agreement and Requirements Checklist


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