Understanding Feeding Struggles in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and How to Help!
Research shows that 60-80% of children on the Autism Spectrum will struggle with feeding and/or eating issues. In order to best help prevent feeding problems, and to manage eating problems when they occur, it is important for families and professionals to first understand WHY feeding/eating is so challenging for children with ASD. This talk will discuss the unique issues for children on the Autism Spectrum which make it hard for them to consistently eat well. Then practical strategies for preventing feeding problems where possible and managing those eating challenges that do occur will be discussed.
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 on Tuesday June 8, 2021. 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.
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.
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. 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
- Timezone: America/New_York
- Date: Jun 09 2021
- Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm