Upcoming Live

Motor Learning: Role of Responsive Feeding in Skill Development

February 28th, 2024
6:00-8:00pm EST

Jennifer Berry, MS, OT/L and Heidi Liefer Moreland MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, CLC

Live via Zoom

Register $59

Join us February 28th!

Course Description

Heidi and Jeni will provide a comprehensive picture of the influences on feeding and the development of sensory-motor skills for eating. They will expand upon the development of self-regulation and the role of autonomy and motivation in the process. They will explain common therapy pitfalls, and the reasons that kids often get stuck. Strategies to support children and families and maximize skill development will be discussed.

In this 2-hour webinar you will learn to:

  • Explain why autonomy is important in motor learning and feeding skill development

  • Describe the role of the feeding relationship in motor learning and development

  • Describe the role of competence in motor learning and development

  • List 3 internal motivators for each stage of development

  • Apply motor learning concepts in delayed or atypical motor development


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

CEU Info

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. 


GPI Perspectives Instructors Jennifer Berry OT/L and Heidi Liefer Moreland, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, CLC

Jennifer Berry
Jennifer Berry is an occupational therapist and feeding specialist with Thrive by Spectrum Pediatrics. Jennifer has more than 2 decades of experience helping children overcome challenges they face when it comes to eating. Using her extensive knowledge of learning, sensory processing, attachment, and motor skill development, Jennifer facilitates children's abilities to trust, understand and relate to food now and long into the future. Coaching parents into confidence around feeding their kids and family mealtimes brings her great joy and impactful results to the families she serves. Jennifer supports families virtually and in-person through family mealtime coaching, remote responsive feeding therapy, and the Thrive by Spectrum Pediatrics Feeding Tube Weaning Program.

Heidi Liefer Moreland
Heidi is a speech therapist and feeding specialist with Thrive by Spectrum Pediatrics. Heidi is a self-proclaimed “research geek”, but also has 30 years of practical experience in working with children. For the last 25 years she has specialized in working with children who have feeding challenges in a variety of settings. Relying on her training in communication, childhood development and feeding and swallowing development, Heidi helps children develop a trusting relationship with food that allows their skills to flourish. She loves helping children and families work together to develop happy and healthy mealtime communication and habits that will last and grow as they do. Heidi supports families virtually and in-person, and is a frequent speaker on pediatric feeding problems and treatment nationally and internationally.


Cancellations must be in writing and will incur a $10 fee. We are unable to give refunds after February 21, 2024. 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.