With limited continuing education available on pediatric feeding disorder, access to training is valuable. The Feeding Matters team is constantly working with its partners and community members to help expand our list of workshops, conferences, and webinars. If you know of an applicable course that is not currently listed, please direct the appropriate person to our submission form.
Since 2008, the International Pediatric Feeding Disorder Conference (IPFDC) has been a leader in providing evidence-based education for the evaluation and treatment of children with pediatric feeding disorder featuring intermediate and advanced-level sessions from more than 20 internationally renowned feeding experts. Attendees are also presented some of the industry’s latest research during the IPFDC poster session and gain valuable tools to earlier identify children with PFD.
Just contemplating the idea of a feeding tube can be extremely challenging for many caregivers. But with a little bit of knowledge and practice, you will find that feeding tubes are easy to use and can improve your child’s health and nutrition dramatically. This workshop is intended to provide an overview of everything you need to know about feeding tubes and tube feeding, from the emotional to the practical.
When a child is evaluated for a feeding disorder and begins feeding therapy, parents want strategies right away. While each child is unique, and the course of therapy is different for each family, there are strategies that all families can implement from day one of treatment. This session teaches parents and professionals tips that help everyone feel confident from the start, leading to better follow-through at home because the foundation has been laid for success. Taught by feeding specialist Melanie Potock, MA, CCC-SLP, affectionately known as “Coach Mel” to her little feeding clients, this one-hour course is sure to help you navigate your child’s journey to adventurous eating right from the start.
Taught by Suzanne Evans Morris, PhD, this presentation helps participants understand how to select and use different types of music, with videos and experiential activities with music to increase the practical understanding of these concepts.
Presented by Praveen Goday, MD, CNSC, FAAP, Mary Beth Feuling, MS, RD, CSP, CD, Colleen Taylor Lukens, PhD, Amy Delaney, PhD, CCC-SLP
An in-depth look at how the proposed diagnostic criteria for PFD should enable practitioners and researchers to better characterize the needs of heterogeneous patient populations, facilitate inclusion of all relevant disciplines in treatment planning, and promote the use of common, precise, terminology necessary to advance clinical practice, research, and health-care policy.
Continuing Education Credits Available: 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
This workshop reviews the sensory properties of food and examine how to carefully grade the sensory challenges in food presentations to help children progress through developmental mealtime transitions and make mealtimes more enjoyable for both children and parents.