- Jun 10 2020
- 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Picky Eaters vs. Problem Feeders – Who, Why and How to Help with Dr. Kay Toomey
This presentation is designed to educate parents and professionals about the feeding challenges that children can experience. Specifically, the presentation seeks to help parents and professionals understand why and when children may experience picky eating problems. In addition, criteria will be given for differential diagnosis between a Picky Eater who may or may not outgrow their feeding difficulty, and the Problem Feeder who requires Feeding Therapy. Lastly, practical strategies will be outlined for improving feeding and eating for both the Picky Eater and the Problem Feeder.
This event will be held virtually via Zoom. The meeting link will be sent to registrants via email the day of the event. Please check your spam folder. Please note this event is taking place in Central Standard Time (Chicago/USA)
This course is being submitted for credit with the Illinois Early Intervention Program. 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.
Dr. Kay A. Toomey is a Pediatric Psychologist who has worked with children who don’t eat for almost 30 years. She has developed the SOS Approach to Feeding as a family-centered program for assessing and treating children with feeding problems. Dr. Toomey speaks nationally and internationally about her approach. She also acts as a consultant to Gerber Products. Dr. Toomey helped to form The Children’s Hospital – Denver’s Pediatric Oral Feeding Clinic, as well as the Rose Medical Center’s Pediatric Feeding Center. Dr. Toomey co-chaired the Pediatric Therapy Services Department at Rose Medical Center prior to entering private practice. Dr. Toomey acted as the Clinical Director for Toomey & Associates, Inc.’s Feeding Clinic for six years and SOS Feeding Solutions @ STAR for eight years. Dr. Toomey is currently the President of Toomey & Associates, Inc., and acts as a Clinical Consultant to the Feeding Clinic at STAR Institute.