Part 1: Positive feeding experiences are central to the development of a strong, trusting relationship between parent and child. Many children who experience feeding difficulties struggle to develop the skills necessary to enjoy eating with their families and eat enough to thrive. This course will explore typical feeding skill development in the toddler stage (1-3 years), including emerging autonomy, diet expansion, cup and straw drinking, and self-feeding. There will be a strong emphasis on responsive feeding and discussion of how feeding skills develop within the context of relationships.
Part 2: In part 2 of the Toddler series, we will discuss factors that may interrupt feeding development in toddlers, collaboration with parents and a child’s team, and family-focused intervention. Participants will develop clinical reasoning skills and understand how to develop individualized intervention plans with an emphasis on use of parent coaching techniques in the context of a child’s natural environment and daily mealtime routines. There will be a strong emphasis on responsive feeding and individualized care.
1. Understand typical toddler feeding patterns including continued chestfeeding, self-feeding, chewing development, drinking from a variety of vessels, and consumption of a variety of finger and table foods.
2. Explain how positive eating experiences shape intrinsic motivation to eat.
3. Explain how the caregiver-child relationship is central to feeding skill development and how emerging desire for autonomy in toddlerhood impacts relationships.
4. Identify opportunities to support expand variety of foods, refine drinking skills, and improve self-feeding skills.
5. Understand the multifaceted pediatric feeding disorder diagnosis and how difficulty experiences related to feeding have the potential to negatively impact development in toddlerhood.
6. Understand how toddler feeding challenges impact relationships and families.
7. Collaborate effectively with members of a multidisciplinary feeding team.
8. Create a dynamic treatment plan with individualized goals and priorities for therapy.
9. Implement family-focused practices in feeding therapy, including parent coaching strategies and routines-based intervention.
10. Understand how to avoid trauma in feeding therapy.
Certificates verifying participation in 4.50 hours of continuing education will be available for download once the entire course has been viewed and and participants achieve a 100% score on the quiz. 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.
Feeding in Toddlerhood
Learning Through Opportunity
Cancellations must be in writing and will incur a $15 fee. We are unable to give refunds if more than 10% of the course has been viewed. If the Get Permission Institute or speaker should need to remove the course, course fees will be refunded or transferred to another course at the discretion of the participant.