TalkTools® OPT2 VIRTUAL WORKSHOP | Feeding Foundations: The Kaleidoscope Model 29-30.9.2023

TalkTools® OPT2 VIRTUAL WORKSHOP | Feeding Foundations: The Kaleidoscope Model 29-30.9.2023
  • Toimittaja: Talk Tools
Tuotenumero: 00084-WSP
Veroton hinta: 241,13 €
Hinta (verollinen): 299,00 €
Saatavuus: Pyynnöstä

Kurssi 29-30.9.2023   klo  16:00  - 23:00 Suomen aikaa


Monica Purdy, MA, CCC-SLP, COM®
Vanessa Anderson-Smith, MA, CCC-SLP, COM®
Rehab Zaytoun, M.D., BSc, MSc



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Course Description

Feeding -- the process of eating and drinking -- is something all species do instinctively. It seems like a simple act but it is anything but that . . .

TalkTools® Instructors, Vanessa Anderson-Smith, Monica Purdy, and Rehab Zaytoun, have teamed together to create a comprehensive, "user-friendly," highly applicable course for speech and feeding professionals. This course will take a deep dive into the "foundations" of the feeding process, integrating a client-centered, family-focused therapy approach to feeding roadblocks therapists see every day across all age groups. The course will employ the TalkTools® Kaleidoscope Feeding Model™ -- which draws upon an evolving, multi-disciplinary perspective to allow flexible, customizable therapy approaches for building feeding evaluations and program plans.

Participants will experience hands-on, interactive learning with applicable techniques, case studies, and key strategies incorporated throughout the course. Instruction will include: what to look for when initially assessing a client, identifying relevant anatomy and structure (including a review of the self-study module–see below), the impacts of these systems on eating and drinking, as well as outlining feeding milestones and what to observe when these milestones are not reached. Participants will look across the pediatric feeding experience, assessing infant feeding and the critical transition from breast/bottle to the table -- and applying evidence-informed, therapy-based strategies and solutions for overcoming feeding roadblocks therapists often see.

Learners will also have access to an extensive resource packet!

NOTE: This course includes a 2-hour self-study module, focusing on systems and functions directly related to feeding, including breathing/airway and posture. FORMAT: pre-taped presentation with quiz. Learners must complete the self-study module prior to participating in the workshop.

Learning Outcomes

The participant will be able to:

  • Identify 3 structures/systems that impact feeding
  • Outline a course of action for the transitional from breast/bottle feeding to the table
  • Determine 4 potential feeding roadblocks
  • Evaluate picky eating vs. problem eating
  • Develop Client-Centered, Family-Focused Feeding Plan

Kurssilla käytettävät tarvikkeet eivät kuulu hintaan -  osa löytyy varastosta.

(1) Straw #6
(1) Paper Cut-out Cup
(1) Magenta spoon
(1) Toothie
(1) Round Textured Tip (Sensi)
(1) Flavored Tongue Depressor
(1) Small cup (for water)
(4) Starburst
(1) Bag of Pretzels
(1) Water
(1) Pureed fruit pouch


Content Disclosure: This presentation will focus on treatment methods related to the use of TalkTools® OPT resources. Other similar treatment approaches will receive limited or no coverage during this lecture.

TalkTools®️ is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. Provider #: 4765. This live, virtual course qualifies for 12 contact hours or 1.2 CEUs in the Category of 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.

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