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Sensory Skills: Helping Parents to Support Sensory Development in their Children for Pediatric Feeding Success

Course: #4973Level: Intermediate1 Hour 1531 Reviews
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Many children who experience feeding difficulties struggle to develop the sensory comfort necessary to eat and enjoy a variety of different foods. This course will explore how to help parents help their children develop sensory comfort and prepare them to participate in everyday eating opportunities. The workshop, based on the principles of responsive feeding, will provide a brief overview of a child’s sensory system as it relates to feeding. The instructors will explore how practitioners can help parents to 1.Read their child’s cues, 2. Identify permission, and 3. Engage a child in daily activities to build a child’s sensory comfort and participation. There will be an emphasis on helping therapists use parent coaching techniques so that parents are the ones to support their child’s development in the context of everyday eating routines.

Course created on January 5, 2021

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CEUs/Hours Offered: AOTA/0.1 Intermediate, OT Service Delivery, 01412; CE Broker/1.0 Home Study, General (FL), Patient Related (AL), General Continuing Education (GA), Direct Client/patient Services In Occupational Therapy (SC), CE Broker #20-766157; IACET/0.1; NBCOT PDUs/1.25 Intermediate, Pediatrics

Learning Outcomes

  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to identify the principles that are central to a responsive feeding approach and apply these concepts to therapeutic intervention.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to identify how therapists can help parents to read their child’s nonverbal cues to promote comfortable and respectful feeding intervention.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to identify oral motor skill development in children transitioning from purees to foods with greater texture.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to list at least 3 techniques to actively coach parents as they support their children in developing oral awareness.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to list at least 3 interventions to help children 1)participate in early tactile experiences that support comfort with varied sensory experiences around the face and mouth, 2) transition from eating smooth purees to eating purees with texture, 3) maintain comfort when trying new foods with different textures, and 4)learn to avoid placing too much food in their mouths during mealtimes.

Agenda

0-5 Minutes Introduction
5-10 Minutes Introduction to typical feeding development and principles of responsive feeding
10-15 Minutes Introduction to sensory processing in infants
15-25 Minutes Discussion of pre-feeding skills with an emphasis on tactile and oral-sensory exploration
25-40 Minutes Food textures and texture transitions; concepts and therapeutic activities
40-50 Minutes Self feeding and bolus size; therapeutic activities to support skill development
50-60 Minutes How to support a child who has difficulty accepting new foods; Summary and Q & A

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Presenter Disclosure: Financial: Karen Dilfer and Stephanie Cohen were paid an honorarium by OccupationalTherapy.com for this presentation. Karen and Stephanie both maintain a private practice. Nonfinancial: Karen and Stephanie co-direct the Chicago Feeding Group, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

Sponsor Disclosure: This Course is presented by OccupationalTherapy.com.

Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.

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American Occupational Therapy Association

American Occupational Therapy Association

OccupationalTherapy.com is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development, #7659. Course approval ID# 01412. This distance learning - independent course is offered at 0.1 CEUs (Intermediate level, OT Service Delivery Area). The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.


CE Broker

CE Broker

OccupationalTherapy.com is an approved provider for CE Broker, provider #50-14558. This course is offered for 1.0 hours, General (FL), Patient Related (AL), General Continuing Education (GA), Direct client/patient services in occupational therapy (SC) category/categories. If you are an OT/OTA in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, or South Carolina, CE Broker may be of interest to you.


International Association for Continuing Education and Training

International Association for Continuing Education and Training

continued, LLC, DBA OccupationalTherapy.com, is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). continued complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. As a result of this accreditation, continued is authorized to issue the IACET CEU. continued, LLC, is authorized by IACET to offer 0.1 CEUs for this program.


National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy

National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy

OccupationalTherapy.com is a NBCOT® Professional Development Provider. This course is offered for 1.25 NBCOT PDUs (Intermediate level, Pediatrics Area). NBCOT® is a registered trademark of The National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, Inc.