Mar 18 2024


6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Responsive Feeding: Review of the Evidence and Application to Therapy

Presented by

Heidi Liefer Moreland MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, CLC and

Jennifer Berry, MS, OT/L

Responsive feeding has a direct application to feeding treatment and is often a “game-changer” in terms of children’s participation and progress in feeding skills, mealtime engagement, and enjoyment of eating for long term success.  Responsive feeding therapy (RFT) draws upon evidence from a number of fields, including pediatric nutrition, parenting psychology, humanistic psychology, attachment theory, interpersonal neurobiology, self-determination theory and trauma psychology.  Presenters will explain the basic interrelated foundations of responsive feeding therapy (RFT) and explain key findings from relevant supporting studies, with applications to feeding treatment. 


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 6:00 pm Central Time, and will be held virtually via Zoom. To find out what time this is where you live, look here.

Registration will close at 5:00 pm Central Time 3/17/2024. **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 Heidi Liefer Moreland MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, CLC

Heidi is the clinical coordinator and treating therapist with Thrive by Spectrum Pediatrics.  Heidi is a self-proclaimed “research geek”, but also has 30 years of practical experience in working with children.  For the last 25 years she has specialized in working with children who have feeding challenges in a variety of settings, including NICU, outpatient clinic and in-home treatment.  Relying on her training in communication, childhood development and feeding and swallowing development, Heidi helps children develop a trusting relationship with food that allows their skills to flourish.  She loves helping children and families work together to develop happy and healthy mealtime communication and habits that will last and grow as they do.   Heidi supports families virtually and in-person and is a frequent speaker on pediatric feeding treatment nationally and internationally.   

About Jennifer Berry, MS, OT/L

Jennifer Berry is the owner and founder of Thrive by Spectrum Pediatrics.  She is an occupational therapist and feeding specialist with more than 2 decades of experience helping children overcome challenges they face when it comes to eating. Using her extensive knowledge of learning, sensory processing, attachment, and motor skill development, Jennifer facilitates children’s abilities to trust, understand and relate to food now and long into the future. Coaching parents into confidence around feeding their kids and family mealtimes brings her great joy and impactful results to the families she serves. Jennifer supports families virtually and in-person through family mealtime coaching, remote responsive feeding therapy, and the Thrive by Spectrum Pediatrics Feeding Tube Weaning Program.