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Pediatric Complex Feeding Issues: 2-Day Intensive Training
Pediatric Complex Feeding Issues: 2-Day Intensive Training

Where:   KING OF PRUSSIA, PA

When:  Thursday, September 19, 2019 - Friday, September 20, 2019

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$439.99
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Location

CROWNE PLAZA VALLEY FORGE
260 MALL BOULEVARD
KING OF PRUSSIA, PA 19406
Phone:  610-265-7500
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Course 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 curve ball in session that doesn’t fit with our treatment plan. < br />
In this 2-day intensive training, 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 join me to learn how to put all the pieces together for children with complex feeding issues.
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. Explore the neurological basis for how and why many feeding aversions develop and continue.
  3. Connect 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. Describe 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. Explore 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. Explore unique challenges with various diagnoses such as autism, cerebral palsy and more to modify treatment accordingly.
  12. Support 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 Therapy Assistants
  • Speech-Language Pathologists
  • Physical Therapists
  • Nurses
  • Special Educators
  • Other Behavioral Health Professionals

JESSICA HUNT, OTR/L

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 Mrs. Hunt worked for 10 years at Kaufman Children’s Center as the director of occupational therapy and sensory integrations 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 she has studied with Lucy Jane Miller, Ph.D., OTR, who is nationally recognized for sensory research, education, and treatment. Ms. Hunt 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, behavior 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, Integrated Listening System, and Handwriting without Tears.

Mrs. Hunt 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.
Credits listed below are for full attendance at the live event only. After attendance has been verified, pre-registered attendees will receive an email from PESI Customer Service with the subject line, “Evaluation and Certificate” within one week. This email will contain a link to complete the seminar evaluation and allow attendees to print, email or download a certificate of completion if in full attendance. For those in partial attendance (arrived late or left early), a letter of attendance is available through that link and an adjusted certificate of completion reflecting partial credit will be issued within 30 days (if your board allows). Please see “live seminar schedule” for full attendance start and end times. NOTE: Boards do not allow credit for breaks or lunch.

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Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.

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Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists
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PESI, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses in full attendance will earn 12.6 contact hours. Partial contact hours will be awarded for partial attendance.


Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants
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PESI, Inc. is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. Provider #: 3322. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 12.5 contact hours or 1.25 CEUs in the Category of Domain of OT and Occupational Therapy Process. Partial credit will be issued for partial attendance. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Course Level: Intermediate.


Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants
This activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of instruction that is applicable for physical therapists. CE requirements for physical therapists vary per state/jurisdiction. Please retain the certificate of completion that you receive and use as proof of completion when required.

Delaware Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants: The Delaware Examining Board of Physical Therapists and Athletic Trainers accepts CEUs approved by a national governing body (e.g., APTA, BOC) or a fellow state licensing board during the current licensing period. This activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of instruction applicable for physical therapists.

Illinois Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants: PESI, Inc. is a Registered Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor through the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 216.000270. This course qualifies for 12.5 CE Credit Hours.

New Jersey Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants: This course has been submitted to the New Jersey State Board of Physical Therapy for review.

Pennsylvania Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants: The Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy recognizes approval by all other state boards. This activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of instruction that is applicable for physical therapists.


Speech-Language Pathologists
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This course is offered for 1.25 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).


Other Professions
This activity qualifies for 760 minutes of instructional content as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.

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