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Digital Seminar

Pediatric Complex Feeding Issues: 2-Day Intensive Training


Faculty:
Jessica Hunt, OTR/L
Duration:
13 Hours 23 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright :
Feb 18, 2021
Product Code:
POS063800
Media Type:
Digital Seminar - Also available: DVD


Description

Children do not present with one area of difficulty when it comes to feeding – it is typically a mix of behavior, sensory and oral-motor issues. As a result, we need to learn how to adjust on the fly when a child throws us a curveball in a session that doesn’t fit with our treatment plan.

In this 2-day seminar, I will show you how to use a roadmap to navigate the muddy waters of feeding and learn how to seamlessly move between sensory, motor and behavior strategies to create the best-individualized treatment plan for each child.

Through video case examples, I will show you treatment strategies, and hands-on exercises to gain the knowledge needed to successfully treat feeding difficulties.

You’ll walk away with advanced techniques to:

  • Evaluate the causes of mealtime difficulties: behavior, sensory, oral motor, or a combination
  • Increase the range of foods, decrease rigidity around mealtimes
  • Increase jaw strength and decrease ineffective lip closure, or poor tongue lateralization
  • Use deep breathing and proprioceptive input to address self-regulation at the table
  • Educate parents and caregivers to promote carryover at home
  • Increase self-regulation around feeding
  • Increase food play and exploration to increase food acceptance

Don’t miss out! Come watch me to learn how to put all the pieces together for children with complex feeding issues.

Credits


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NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after completing and passing the on-line post-test evaluation). 

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New Jersey Educators, Administrators & Education Services Personnel

12.5 Actual Professional Development Hours (self-study). MEDS-PDN, powered by PESI, Inc., is a registered New Jersey Professional Development Provider with the NJ Dept of Education.  


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Indiana Educators

12.0 Professional Growth Points are available for full attendance of this self-study package per the Indiana Department of Education standards.


New York Educators

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Pennsylvania Educators & School Personnel

12.5 self-study ACT 48 Hours will be made available through Capital Area Intermediate Unit (CAIU). Those requesting ACT 48 Hours will need to follow the extra steps during the evaluation process and provide their Pennsylvania Certification Number in order to be reported to the board. Only those individuals who have a CAIU online account are eligible to receive ACT 48 Hours. 


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PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy. Provider Number #50-399. This course qualifies for 12.5 self-study continuing education credits.

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PESI, Inc. is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. Provider #: 3322. This self-study course qualifies for 12.5 self-study contact hours or 1.25 CEUs in the Category of Domain of OT and Occupational Therapy Process. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Course Level: Intermediate. 


Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists

This course contains 12.5 hours of self-study continuing education. It was not offered for ASHA CEUs. Please retain your certificate of completion. If audited for ASHA Certification Maintenance, you can submit this certificate of completion at that time. For state licensure, teacher certification renewal, or other credential renewal, contact those agencies for information about your reporting responsibilities and requirements.


California Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists

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Florida Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

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Kansas Speech-Language Pathologists

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Faculty

Jessica Hunt, OTR/L's Profile

Jessica Hunt, OTR/L Related seminars and products


Jessica Hunt, OTR/L, is well-known for her experience in treating pediatric sensory processing disorders in both the home and clinical settings. She serves children by bringing her feeding expertise directly into the home setting through her company J.L. Hunt Therapeutics. Previously Jessica worked for 10 years at Kaufman Children’s Center as the director of occupational therapy and sensory integration programs, and then as the director of feeding and oral motor programs. She is certified in sensory integration, receiving her Sensory Integration and Praxis Test (SIPT) certification in 2008, and studied with Lucy Jane Miller, PhD, OTR, who is nationally recognized for sensory research, education, and treatment.

Jessica received her bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy from Wayne State University in 2003. She gained expertise in “picky eating,” oral-motor therapy through trainings that include, the Beckman Protocol, and Talk Tools, behaviors issues with feeding, feeding strategies for children who have autism, and treating medically challenging children. She is also trained in craniofacial therapy, advanced training in Therapeutic Listening System, and Handwriting without Tears. Jessica is also the notable recipient of the 2011 Michigan Occupational Therapy Association Award of Excellence.

 

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Jessica Hunt maintains a private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Jessica Hunt has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.


Additional Info

Program Information

Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive)

Access never expires for this product.


Objectives

  1. Articulate the complexities of feeding and the sensory, behavioral and motor factors that play a role in a child’s ability to eat.
  2. Determine the neurological basis for how and why many feeding aversions develop and continue.
  3. Measure the misconceptions about feeding and the implications on a child’s feeding experience.
  4. Differentiate between sensory overload and behaviors to effectively apply treatment strategies.
  5. Demonstrate which muscles are needed for chewing and swallowing to better identify when dysfunction in the muscle is occurring.
  6. Implement play approaches to increase types of foods.
  7. Use various behaviors and sensory techniques to increase regulation at the table.
  8. Implement oral motor exercises and strategies to promote feeding patterns such as rotary chewing pattern, lip closure, and tongue lateralization.
  9. Analyze the progression of food texture and choice foods that match the sensory and motor skills.
  10. Demonstrate the use of behavior strategies effectively to increase compliance during therapy.
  11. Inspect unique challenges with various diagnoses such as autism, cerebral palsy and more to modify treatment accordingly.
  12. Build and guide the parents, caregivers, and other family members through often emotional or stressful mealtimes.

Outline

The Complexities of Feeding
  • Definition and prevalence – new information; move toward Pediatric Feeding Disorder
  • Overlap of sensory processing skills, oral motor skills and behaviors
  • Normal developmental key points
  • Neurological foundations
  • Trauma, feeding and impact on brain
    • NICU and medical trauma, NG Tubes, trachotmesty, etc.
    • Negative experience around feeding gagging, retching, pain with eating …
Evaluation of Feeding Skills
  • Differentiate between sensory overload and behaviors during feeding
  • Activity analysis of feeding – Evaluation videos and group analysis
  • Information obtained – what questions to ask
  • Oral motor evaluation – jaw, lips, tongue strength; range of motion for feeding
  • Hands-on draw to learn lab
Sensory Integration Strategies
  • Research-backed sensory play-based approach
    • Decrease sensory over-responsivity to foods
    • Use food exploration/cooking for older kids
  • Self-regulation to engage body during feeding
    • Core engagement
    • Breathing exercises
    • Therapeutic use of music
    • Heavy work
Oral Motor Skills
  • Lab – Oral motor exercises, kineseotaping, stretching
  • Children who don’t swallow safely – saliva management, increase swallowing …
Food in Therapy
Taste Lab – Sensory feedback and motor requirement needed for each food texture
  • Progression of food texture
  • Match food presented in therapy to child’s sensory needs and motor skills
  • Nutritional considerations

Behaviors During Mealtimes
Environmental Strategies to Set Children Up for Success

  • Manage common mealtime behaviors – throwing foods, not sitting, crying during mealtimes
  • Increase cooperation using the “just right challenge”
  • Shift between treatment frameworks
  • How to use the “feeding roadmap”
Special Considerations
  • Autism
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Down Syndrome
  • Children who don’t eat by mouth/G-Tube
  • Medically complex children
Promote Carry-Over At Home
  • Educate parents who are stressed and in survival mode
  • Help families have realistic expectations
  • Easy-to-implement home programs that parents will do
  • Help parents to change the relationship between child and food

Target Audience

  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapist Assistants
  • Speech-Language Pathologists
  • Nurses
  • Special Educators
  • Other Behavioral Health Professionals

Reviews

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Overall:      5

Total Reviews: 7

Comments

Tammy G

"Excellent course!"

Kelly H

"Fantastic course and presenter."

Kristen M

"Really enjoyed all the information presented. I have been a therapist for a long time and learned a lot of new techniques. Thank you very much especially for all the recommendations and info in the manual."

Leah M

"Presenter is VERY knowledgeable of her topic and provided LOTS of strategies to be used to help when working with Sensory Issues in feeding. "

Joann K

"This course was very educational. I will be using most if not all of the strategies during my sessions. I like how the presenter provided a refresher on the anatomy of the relationship between the brain and ability to eat. "

Allison S

"Very well done! I learned a lot of new information about feeding! Thank you!"

Melanie H

"Jessica did a great job! Will do more of her courses in the future!"

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