On Demand

Using Tools Responsively in Pediatric Feeding Therapy

with Marsha Dunn Klein, OTR/L, M. Ed., FAOTA

Register $59

Course Description

Many pediatric feeding therapists utilize tools of various kinds in treatment of children who have pediatric feeding challenges. Marsha will share how to approach tool use within a framework of partnership with children and their parents and describe a communication-based, cue-based, and responsive approach to therapeutic interactions. She will discuss concepts of responsive guidance and responsive opportunities contrasted with use of tools within protocols. Individualized guidelines for tool usage, including toothbrushes, will be offered.  A Get Permission Tool Guidance handout will be included. 

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

  • Define principles of Get Permission Approach that guide the responsive usage of therapeutic tools

  • Understand concepts of a responsive opportunity and responsive guidance

  • Use tools in therapy while maintaining a responsive feeding approach

  • Support toothbrushing responsively

  • Help families understand appropriate use of tools in feeding therapy

What Past Students Have To Say:

  • "The passion of presenter, clarity of information, and usefulness in my day-to-day work with families were the best parts of this event. This was an incredible opportunity to expand my knowledge base and the presentation was delivered without a hitch!"

  • "Great topic & awesome tips from the presenter. Very relevant and easy to apply to practice! Loved hearing the knowledge Marsha had to share."

  • "Great presentation!! I love how Marsha is always thinking about the parents too and what is “doable” for them at different stages. So important!


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 will be automatically generated verifying participation in 2.25 hours of continuing education once you complete the webinar and 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.


Founder and Senior Instructor Marsha Dunn Klein, OTR/L, MED, FAOTA

Marsha is a pediatric occupational therapist who has specialized in pediatric feeding for more than 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. Her newest book is Anxious Eaters, Anxious Mealtimes: Practical and Compassionate Strategies for Mealtime Peace. Marsha presents nationally and internationally. She is a food celebrator and is passionate about supporting children and their families.

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Cancellations must be in writing and will incur a $10 fee. We are unable to give refunds if more than 10% of the course has been viewed. 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.