When Children Won’t Eat: Picky Eaters Versus Problem Feeders
Assessment and Treatment Using the SOS Approach to Feeding
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.
BASIC COURSE: OBJECTIVES
Participants attending will be able to:
1. Identify oral, sensory, motor, cognitive and emotional developmental milestones key to feeding.
2. Recognize and describe the major reasons why children won’t eat, as based on learning theory principles.
3. Identify physical, behavioral, motor, oral-motor, and sensory factors as a part of a Feeding Assessment.
4. Apply behavioral and social learning principles, and systematic desensitization to feeding problems.
5. Create and implement a S.O.S feeding program for babies, toddlers and young children, in group and individual treatment formats.