Jan 31 2023


6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Parent Panel: Parenting a Child who Struggles to Eat

Moderated by Karen Dilfer, MS, OTR/L, C/NDT

Join us for an incredible opportunity to hear parents describe their experiences and share what they wish providers knew!

This event will be a moderated panel discussion with parents who have children with feeding challenges. Parental stress, management of family life, effectiveness of interventions, and the role of a feeding therapist are topics that will be explored throughout the discussion. Professionals who attend the discussion will be given the opportunity to ask questions of parents and connect with other professionals. If you are a parent, we would love for you to join us to find connection and community, and contribute to the conversation!

Important Registration Information

Tickets are available for Parent/Caregivers, Students, or Professionals. Please use the appropriate ticket for your role. Professional are asked to register individually (not as as group).

Time & Date

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 where you live, look hereRegistration will close at 5:00 pm Central Standard Time 1/30/2023. **Please check your spam folder as our emails occasionally end up there.**

CEU Credits

This course is being 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.

Financial Assistance

Should cost be a concern that would hinder your participation, we may be able to offer financial assistance. This will be determined on a case-by-case basis. Please contact Lindsay Hoffer at

About Karen

Karen is an occupational therapist, feeding specialist, and food enthusiast.  She has a strong pediatric background and loves to help children with motor, sensory, and mealtime challenges. Karen received her Masters of Science degree from Washington University in St. Louis and is Neurodevelopmental  Treatment (NDT) trained. She also completed post-graduate education in Sensory Integration. Karen has worked with Marsha Dunn Klein, M.Ed., OTR/L, a leading expert in the field of pediatric feeding and creator of the “Get Permission” Approach to Mealtimes.  Karen works in private practice and Early Intervention in the Chicagoland area.