This course will offer a practical, step-by-step outline to guide practitioners through the evaluation process with older children who struggle to enjoy eating. Karen will offer easy-to-implement strategies to assess a child’s food repertoire, sensory preferences, and mealtime skills, while emphasizing the importance of including parents in the assessment and therapy process.
While the feeding relationship is seen as central in younger typically developing children, sometimes this aspect of feeding is neglected during the assessment process of older anxious eaters. This course will help providers maintain a focus on relationship throughout the assessment process. Real life case examples and videos will help practitioners apply course material.
Understand 6 components of assessment: preparation, parent interview/feeding history, feeding observation, therapeutic interaction, idea exchange with families, and written reports & goal writing
Understand the importance of the parent-therapist relationship and describe the concept of a therapeutic alliance
Identify at least three different reasons why it is important to incorporate children and their parents in the assessment process.
Implement successful strategies to include parents in the assessment process
Certificates will be issued verifying participation in two (2) hours of continuing education once full attendance has been verified. Please allow 2 weeks for certificates to be sent. 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 how this continuing education activity may apply to your state's CEU requirements.
Cancellations must be in writing and will incur a $10 fee. We are unable to give refunds after December 1, 2023. 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.