Parenting in the Kitchen: Home Strategies for Families in Feeding Therapy
April 13, 2019, 9:00 – 4:30 CST
Location: Milestone Therapy, 370 W 80th Pl, Merrillville IN 46410
Please note: In order to allow a larger audience to learn from Melanie, we will be providing chairs, but not tables in the room. Please feel free to bring a clipboard or other writing surface if you’d like to take notes while seated.
Course Description: This seminar provides professionals with tools to share with parents to help children who struggle with eating. Parents of kids with feeding disorders face challenges at breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snack time. They often spend the day worried about how much their child will consume, unsure of how to help them learn to eat more variety, and concerned about the child’s nutritional health. Studies have shown that as parental stress increases, positive parent-child interactions decrease. Yet, a consistent, positive feeding relationship between parent and child is essential to making progress in feeding therapy. Providers and professionals who treat children for feeding difficulties want to know how to support both the child and the family with practical strategies within the family’s everyday routines. What approach can parents take that will provide them with steps to bring joy back to the family table while the child’s feeding development improves over time? A child’s relationship with food always influences family dynamics and a family-centered approach to treatment is essential to achieve progress in feeding skills.
- Parents (CEUs not provided) $150
- Professionals: Early Bird (ends March 2) $199
- Professionals: Regular (after March 2) $225
The participant will be able to:
- Provide parents of children in feeding therapy strategies for common mealtime challenges, including teaching a child to enjoy sitting at the table, interact with food via play and participate in mealtime routines.
- Identify activities and routines throughout a child’s meals or snack times to support treatment strategies.
- Break down challenging behaviors into manageable pieces and communicate to parents how to address those pieces in a positive manner, building success in treatment over time.
Target Audience: introductory- to advanced-level OTs, SLPs, early intervention professionals, and parents
Methods of Instruction: lecture, video demonstrations, question and answer time
Course Instructor: Melanie Potock, MA, CCC-SLP, treats children birth to teens who have difficulty eating. Melanie’s advice has been shared in a variety of television and print media, including The New York Times, CNN.com, Huffington Post, Parents Magazine, and The ASHA Leader and ASHA Leader Blog. She is the co-author of the award-winning Raising a Healthy Happy Eater: A Stage-by-Stage Guide to Setting Your Child on the Path to Adventurous Eating (2015) and Baby Self-Feeding: Solutions for Introducing Purees and Solids to Create Lifelong Healthy Eating Habits (2016). Melanie is the author of Happy Mealtimes with Happy Kids (2010) and the producer of the award-winning kids’ CD Dancing in the Kitchen: Songs that Celebrate the Joy of Food! The tips in her latest book, Adventures in Veggieland: Help Your Kids Learn to Love Vegetables with 100 Easy Activities and Recipes (2018) are based on research and Melanie’s 20 years of success as a pediatric feeding therapist. Melanie is an active volunteer and co-writer of The Doctor Yum Preschool Food Curriculum bringing food education to hundreds of preschoolers in the United States.
- Financial: Melanie receives a speaking fee from Milestone Therapy for this course and royalties from My Munch Bug for her products and books.
- Nonfinancial: Melanie has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.
This course is approved for 0.6 AOTA CEU or six contact hours under this Classification Code: Category 2, OT Process: Intervention.
This course is offered for 0.6 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Professional area)
The Illinois Early Intervention Training Program for 6 hours of EI credential credit in the intervention category.
This course is approved by Indiana First Steps for 6 contact hours of professional development.
This course content is not intended for use by any participants outside the scope of their license or regulation.
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