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Play with your food: An Integrative Approach to the Most Difficult Feeding Challenges

//Play with your food: An Integrative Approach to the Most Difficult Feeding Challenges
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This 2 day course, presented by Susan Roberts, MDiv, OTR/L, addresses the growing problem of food refusals and nutritional deficiencies from a revolutionary new perspective and focuses on self-regulation, socio-cultural, and emotional perspectives while incorporating conventional nutrition, oral-motor skills, sensory processing and behavioral techniques. Roberts’ highly successful, integrative approach integrates body, mind and spirit and uses play, the primary occupation of childhood, as a focal point to improve outcomes and plot a course to happier and healthier mealtimes. The seminar format involves extensive case problem solving and participants will apply the provided tools to their own clients. These tools include: structured observations of play and mealtime behaviors; food journals for nutrition, sensory, and food sensitivities; functional, measurable performance objectives aligned with academic goals; and play based mealtime implementation strategies.​

This course is designed for OTs, PTs and Assistants, SLPs, Registered Dieticians, and Special Educators. It meets the criteria for 13 contact hours.

DATE: March 9th, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

DATE: March 10th, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

DISCOUNT: $25 discount for Allied Services employees. Please mention discount at time of registration.

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