SOS Certification Program – Participant Expectations

  1. Participant is currently treating clients for Feeding Therapy utilizing the SOS Approach to Feeding and has an ACTIVE feeding client who will agree to participate as a consistent case study throughout the timeframe of the course (i.e. will commit to a minimum of 7 treatment sessions over the course’s scheduled dates).
  2. Participant is expected to attend all scheduled course meetings live on-line via Blackboard Online.  If a participant is unable to attend a scheduled course due to illness, family emergency, or unexpected life event, they are expected to notify the instructor in advance of the course to discuss making up the coarse material through independent review of the session and homework assignments prior to the next scheduled meeting of the course.
  3. During scheduled class meetings, participants are expected to actively participate in course discussion through the asking of questions, offering observations, discussing presenter’s therapeutic questions about the session, and creation of hypothesis.
  4. Participants are expected to complete weekly homework assignments including documentation of therapy sessions, 2 case study presentations, assigned readings, and assigned quizzes.
    1. Case Study Presentation 1 (40-60 minutes) Overview:
      1. Case Introduction: including brief clinical overview of presenting problem, child/family strengths, assessment of challenges, and relevant background information.
      2. Preparation for the Therapy Meal: discussion of sensory preparation activities and goals, Food Hierarchy selection related to child’s strengths and challenges, goals for the session, video clip set-up, and therapeutic questions after reflection of the session.
      3. Video Clip of Therapy Meal: presentation of 15-20 minute video clip of a therapy session. Primary focus of the video should be on the therapeutic work with the foods in the Therapy Meal. Throughout the video there will be clinical reasoning discussion between the presenter, participants and moderator surrounding hypothesis creation, the presenter’s therapeutic questions, and the offering of constructive feedback.
    2. Case Study Presentation 2 (40-60 minutes) Overview:
      1. Brief Re-Introduction of Case & Progress Summary: review of client’s presenting problems, strengths, and challenges; discuss gains made in therapy including where skills were consolidated at the start of therapy compared to now, the child’s ability to utilize coping strategies and Sensory Based Problem Solving, their biggest gains made in therapy to date, and areas of ongoing challenge that still need to be addressed.
      2. Parent Education: discuss your method for completing parent education and training, the family’s ability to implement recommendation, and barriers to implementation and/or parent teaching
      3. Preparation for the Therapy meal: foods in Hierarchy presented; video clip set-up, and therapeutic questions for after reflection on the session.
      4. Video Clip of Therapy Meal: presentation of 15-20 minute video clip of therapy session. Primary focus of the video should be on the work with the foods in the Therapy Meal. Throughout the video there will be clinical reasoning discussion between the presenter, participants and moderator surrounding hypothesis creation, the presenter’s therapeutic questions, and the offering of constructive feedback.

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