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When Children Won’t Eat: Picky Eaters vs. Problems Feeders. Assessment and Treatment Using the SOS Approach to Feeding

October 27, 2016 @ 12:00 am - October 29, 2016 @ 11:59 pm


A trans-disciplinary program for assessing and treating children with feeding difficulties.
Suitable for Speech Language Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Special Education Teachers, Psychologists, other healthcare professionals.

The Sequential Oral Sensory (S.O.S) Approach to Feeding workshop is a trans- disciplinary program for assessing and treating children with feeding difficulties and weight/growth problems from birth to 18 years. It integrates posture, sensory, motor, behavioral/learning, medical, and nutritional factors to comprehensively evaluate and manage children with feeding/growth problems.

Participants attending will be able to:

  • Identify oral, sensory, motor, cognitive and emotional developmental milestones key to feeding.
  • Recognize and describe the major reasons why children won’t eat, as based on learning theory principles.
  • Identify physical, behavioral, motor, oral-motor, and sensory factors as a part of a Feeding Assessment.
  • Apply behavioral and social learning principles, and systematic desensitization to feeding problems.
  • Create and implement a S.O.S feeding program for toddlers and young children, in group and individual treatment formats.
  • Identify adaptations to the S.O.S approach for special populations.


October 27, 2016 @ 12:00 am
October 29, 2016 @ 11:59 pm
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Stephanie Nelson


Dakota Medical Foundation
4141 28th Ave S
Fargo, ND 58104 United States
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(701) 271-0263