Jul 22 2021


6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Misconceptions, Collaboration, and Behaviorism (Yes, we invited a behaviorist)

The Chicago Feeding Group is excited to welcome Marissa Bennett, a board certified behavior analyst, to open discussion around the sometimes controversial role BCBAs play in feeding therapy. This talk will help you understand the benefits of analyzing family behavior and how specific behaviors might be interpreted at family mealtimes. Three case studies will be shared to give practical examples of how this information may be applied in day-to-day treatment in order to continue to support the ongoing relationship between parent and child. We will discuss the key role collaboration will play and inclusion of all members of the team, especially parents. Marissa will also be sharing her family’s personal feeding therapy journey.


Please note this event is taking place at 6:30 pm Central Standard Time, and will be held virtually via Zoom. To find out what time this is in your country, look here. Registration will close at 5:00 pm Central Standard Time Wednesday July 21. The meeting link will be sent to registrants via email that evening after registration closes. Please check your spam folder as our emails occasionally end up there.


This course has been submitted for credit with the Illinois Early Intervention Program. Please check with your local professional organization to determine additional professional education credit. Those who have paid for a professional ticket and are in attendance for the duration of the full event will receive a certificate of attendance for credit. Those who registered for a student ticket will also receive a certificate, however these will not be eligible for CEUs.


Tickets Available:


For those who are caring for a child who is learning to eat.


For those who are working on degrees in a profession related to pediatric feeding; certificates not for professional development credit.


For those who work in an area related to pediatric feeding and are seeking professional development credits (SLP, OT, Dietician, SW, Nurse, etc.)


For staff members of the Chicago Feeding Group


By invitation only; for official affiliates of the CFG 

*If you are registering/paying for more than one person, please include their name and email.


Marissa Bennett MSEd., BCBA, is a board-certified behavior analyst and founder of Marissa Bennett Consulting. A graduate of Indiana University, she received both her bachelor’s degree in speech and hearing sciences with a minor in psychology and her master’s degree in special education in Bloomington. She received her certification in behavior analytics from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology.

Whether in group homes, day programs, recreational programs, schools, clinical settings or home settings, for the last 15 years Marissa has been helping children, and families embrace their fullest quality of life.

Marissa has clients internationally and has traveled with the Global Autism Project to help train ABA therapists abroad as well as conduct parent presentations. Marissa has presented a number of times at the Association of Behavior Analysis International annual convention.