Live via Zoom

Rethinking Goals Through A Gentler Responsive Lens

May 2nd (US)
6:00pm-9:00pm (CT)

with Marsha Dunn Klein, OTR/L, M. Ed., FAOTA and Bre Robison, OTR/L, MS 


Register $75

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Course Description

Goals are a critical component of feeding therapy and feeding therapy is complicated. Goal writing is essential for reimbursement and justification of services but  many therapists are finding as their feeding therapy has been evolving and growing, our traditional goals just have not been keeping up with our philosophical changes. 

In this course, “Rethinking Goals through a Gentler Responsive Lens,” we will look at setting directions for therapy in partnership with parents that provide opportunity without demands, that support adaptations, and allow for adjustment along the way to support the unique feeding preferences and learning styles of each child.

One of Marsha and Bre’s favorite aspects of this course is it’s inclusion of interviews with some of our favorite providers in the responsive feeding world including Karen Dilfer, OTR/L, Stephanie Cohen, M.A., CCC-SLP, CLC, Katie Hird, OTD, OTR/L, CLC, Jennifer Berry, OTR and Heidi Liefer Moreland, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, CLC, and Erin Sundseth Ross, PhD, CCC-SLP! 

In this 3 hour webinar, you will learn to:

  • Contrast qualitative versus quantitative goals

  • Describe a responsive feeding goal vocabulary

  • Consider both parent and child goals

  • Be able to create feeding goals through a responsive gentler lens

  • Describe a continuum of progress options for each goal

  • Be able to describe feeding goals for many aspects of feeding therapy from new eaters to selective eaters, to worried eaters, to those transitioning from tubes

International registrants welcome!

No matter where you are from or what time zone you are in, we welcome you! Find out when the course runs near you using the link below.


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. 

CEU Info

Certificates of attendance will be issued once participation in the full 3 hour course has been verified. Please allow up to two weeks for release of certificates. 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 [] 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.


Marsha Dunn Klein, OTR/L, M. Ed., FAOTA and Bre Robison, OTR/L, MS

Marsha Dunn Klein, OTR/L, M. Ed., FAOTA
Marsha is a pediatric occupational therapist who has specialized in pediatric feeding for over 50 years. She has co-authored Pre-Feeding Skills, First Edition, Pre-Feeding Skills: Second Edition, Mealtime Participation Guide, and Homemade Blended Formula with Suzanne Evans Morris, Ph.D., CCC-SLP. She co-authored Feeding and Nutrition for the Child with Special Needs with Tracy Delaney. Marsha is a fellow of the American Occupational Therapy Association. She holds a Masters of Education with emphasis on special education from the University of Arizona, and is trained in Neuro-Developmental Treatment (NDT). Her bachelors of science degree in Occupational Therapy is from Sargent College of Boston University. Her newest book is Anxious Eaters, Anxious Mealtimes: Practical and Compassionate Strategies for Mealtime Peace. Marsha presents to professional communities nationally and internationally. She is a food celebrator and is passionate about supporting children and their families.
Bre Robison, OTR/L, MS
Bre is a pediatric occupational therapist who loves feeding and loves children! She received her Bachelors in Psychology from the University of Arizona and then worked in the public school systems for two years as a special education aid, while providing respite and habilitation to children with special needs. She went on to complete her Masters in Occupational Therapy at A.T. Still University in Phoenix. After graduation, Bre completed the Marsha Dunn Klein Feeding Fellowship Program. Since then she has continued working at a local pediatric outpatient clinic utilizing the Get Permission Approach as well as working as part of The Get Permission Team by assisting with marketing and administration. Bre resides in Tucson, AZ with her husband and two children.

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Cancellations must be in writing. We are unable to issue a refund after 4/30/2024. If the Get Permission Institute should need to remove course content for any reason, course fees will be refunded or transferred to another course at the discretion of the participant.