Feeding Difficulties and Sensory Issues
"I loved that the course was open to many different professions. I think this is really important, as awareness of sensory feeding difficulties amongst all the professionals we met when our son was born was almost non existent, and I am so glad that this course is on offer as the need to raise awareness is huge... I also liked that the material was relevant to my family and also to my work supporting other families of children with neurodevelopmental disorders. I liked that the lecturer was friendly, open and approachable."
This 2 day course explores different types of feeding difficulties related to sensory issues. Basic theory is reviewed and a proposed methodology of evaluation and treatment planning are presented.
During the course we review the different causes of food refusal and food selectivity, to ensure a proper understanding of the feeding problem. Differential diagnosis is very important as it is the first step in choosing the correct treatment. We therefore spend a lot of time tweaking out psychological, sensory, motor and medical issues that may all coexist, be confounded and lead to feeding problems. A multidisciplinary approach is presented through discussion of case studies.
This course is about understanding the underlying issues so that one can choose the treatment approach which most suits the child and refer to the professional who can best meet the needs of the child. Basic prevention, evaluation and treatment methods are presented, but an in-depth review of each treatment approach is beyond the scope of this course.
There is not a single approach or professional domain which can effectively respond to all feeding issues. The key is identifying the underlying problem or problems in order to create an individualised, often multidisciplinary, treatment plan.
|Summary:||This 2 classroom day course explores different types of feeding difficulties related to sensory issues.|
|Audience:||The course is aimed at therapists.|
|Length:||2 days - Registration will open at 9.00 am for a 9.15 am start. The course will finish at 5:00 pm.|
|Fee:||Gold and Silver Member Fee: £380 (Instalment plan option available)
Bronze Member Fee: £506.67
A light lunch is included. Accommodation is not included.
Special dietary requests received inside 7 days of the course start date will incur a surcharge of £20.00.
|Lecturer:||Isabelle Beaudry-Bellefeuille MScOT, OT(C)|
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