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Building Your Trust Triangle

Responsive Feeding Therapy with Medically Complex Children

with Jenny McGlothlin, MS, CCC-SLP, CLC

Register $59

Course Description

For clinicians working with families of medically complex young children, moving away from a directive or prescribed approach in feeding intervention towards a responsive framework can improve outcomes and instill trust between the partners involved in feeding. Consideration of the child as an autonomous individual with unique congenital and experiential challenges allows us to reframe how we set goals, provide therapy, and interact with caregivers. We will explore the therapeutic relationship, delve into the evidence-base for this approach, and learn from the children who are becoming competent eaters through discussion, video, case studies and thought exercises.

In this 2-hour webinar, you will learn to:

  • Describe the Trust Triangle and how to implement it in therapy

  • Describe how caregivers' responses to a child's feeding choices influence outcomes.

  • List 3 symptoms of traumatic stress and describe how it may affect feeding.

  • Write responsive feeding goals for and implement responsive strategies with medically complex children.

  • Understand topics specific to medically complex children, including an evidence-based method for weaning from thickened liquids, use of a water bolus for increased volume comfort in tube-fed children, and more!

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What Past Students Have To Say:

  • "I really enjoyed learning from Jenny about trauma informed practice principles. It is really helpful to consider how to integrate this information for all clinical encounters."

  • "Jenny taught me how to reframe and support parents to learn to LET their children eat rather than GET them to eat. It will help me look at my patients through a different lens; I started using the techniques as soon as I learned them!"

  • "This talk allowed me to self-reflect on my own biases and let myself off the hook. I learned some great strategies to promote autonomy and give the control back to the child."

CEU Info

Certificates will be issued verifying participation in 2.0 hours of continuing education once full attendance has been verified. Check with your professional organizations licensing bodies to determine exactly what may be accepted for you. This course is eligible for ASHA’s professional development hour requirements. You will not require ASHA pre-approval for this. See here [https://www.asha.org/certification/FactDef/] for more information. This course is eligible for AOTA credits. Please check your state’s guidelines for specific information about this continuing education activity may apply to your state’s CEU guidelines.


This intermediate level course is appropriate for OTs, SLPs, PTs, assistants, educators, early intervention providers, parents/caregivers, and other professionals (social workers, nurses, registered dietitians, etc.) working with children with feeding challenges. Please contact us at [email protected]  with any needs regarding accommodations.


GPI Perspectives Instructor Jenny McGlothlin, MS, CCC/SLP, CLC

Jenny McGlothlin, MS, CCC-SLP, CLC is a certified speech-language pathologist and certified lactation counselor specializing in the evaluation and treatment of feeding disorders for children from birth through the teen years. McGlothlin developed the STEPS feeding program at the Callier Center for Communication Disorders at the University of Texas at Dallas 17 years ago, where she works with families on a daily basis to foster feeding skills that will serve a child for a lifetime. Her passion is teaching children how to eat when they just can’t figure it out on their own, and McGlothlin has been inducted into the Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s Hall of Fame for her work in the field. McGlothlin has spent many years teaching graduate-level courses on feeding as well as early child development. McGlothlin co-authored a book for parents and providers, Helping Your Child with Extreme Picky Eating: A Step-by-Step Guide for Overcoming Selective Eating, Food Aversion, and Feeding Disorders, which was published in May 2015 and Conquer Picky Eating for Teens and Adults: Activities and Strategies for Selective Eaters in May 2018. She frequently provides feeding workshops for parents and continuing education seminars and webinars for therapists and is mom, cook, and chauffeur to three children.


Refunds must be requested writing and will incur a $15 fee. We are unable to give refunds after more than 10% of the course has been viewed. If the Get Permission Institute or speaker should need to cancel, course fees will be refunded or transferred to another course at the discretion of the participant.