Establishing Realistic Food Progressions for the Most Challenging Eaters
Do you have clients on the white diet of milk, yogurt, bread, cheese, and crackers? How do you progress them to more complex textures like meat or spaghetti with sauce without scaring them? The answer is with effective food progression broken down into manageable steps. This 2-hour webinar teaches strategies to develop food progressions and provides handouts and assisted practice developing food progressions to help children eat common foods.
- Recognize when a baby is ready to start eating purees as well as progress to: slightly textured foods, dissolving hard solids, single texture soft mashables, and mixed textured soft mashables/Stage 3 foods.
- Identify developmentally appropriate strategies to assist babies in transitioning to more textured foods.
- Ascertain why it is important to know a child’s approximate gross motor skill level and oral motor skill level before creating a food progression.
- Distinguish useful strategies to assist picky eaters in learning to eat spaghetti with marinara sauce.
- Identify appropriate strategies to help picky eaters progress to eating chicken breasts.
Target Audience: introductory- to intermediate-level occupational therapists, speech therapists, teachers, early interventionists, parents, and anyone helping children to improve their eating abilities
Course Instructor: Becky Miksic, OTR/L, T-NLP, has been supporting families to progress their children’s eating since 2002. She has worked in a variety of settings and has helped countless children to expand their food repertoire as well as transitioned tube fed children to oral feedings. Her company, End Picky Eating, focuses on home-based feeding therapy, remote consultations, and education for parents and professionals through webinars and live classes.
The speaker receives payment for each webinar purchased but does not have any other financial or nonfinancial interest in the presentation.
Post-Test: Before receiving a certificate, learners must take an objective post-test to demonstrate they acquired the learning outcomes. An attestation statement is included indicating the learner viewed the entire course and completed the post-test independently. A passing grade is ≥ 70%.
Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
This course is approved for 0.2 AOTA CEU or two contact hours under these Classification Codes: Category 2, OT Process: Intervention, and Category 1, Domain of OT: Areas of Occupation.
Florida OTs and OTAs
Sensational Brain LLC is an approved CE provider for the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy. Our CE Broker tracking number is 50-20546. This course code is 20-596238. CEUs are uploaded weekly. Please provide your license information with your post-test.
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