Pediatric Feeding-The Big Picture 1

**Take this course along with "Pediatric Feeding-The Big Picture 2" for a discounted price (up to $55.00 discount per person)!
Oral Motor Exercises! Sensory Stimulation! E-Stim! Behavioral Programming! How does it all fit together? How do OTs and SLPs work together in a successful feeding program? How do you know when to use the different techniques out there? Should we combine approaches? How do you know where to start, when to "push", and when to stop? Come learn the relationship between a child's gross motor abilities and his feeding skills. Learn the three primary components of feeding disorders, Sensory/Motor/Behavioral and how to address them in a comprehensive treatment program. In this introductory course, for SLP/SLPAs and OT/COTAs you will learn how to work together to evaluate and choose different techniques and modalities in light of the specific needs of the child and the knowledge-base, roles, and scope of each discipline. Stop trying to use someone else's "cookbook" and develop a unique program appropriate for each client.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

Course Instructor(s)

Kristin Cummins

Jennifer Meyer


Jennifer Meyer, M.A. CCC-SLP has over 20 years experience specializing in pediatric oral motor, speech, and feeding disorders. She is a popular national speaker and has received exceptional ratings for her courses. Jennifer has worked in many Neonatal Intensive Care Units, developed an outpatient hospital-based feeding program and served as an Oral Motor/ Feeding Consultant for Early Childhood Intervention Programs. In her role as Assistant Clinical Professor at Texas Woman’s University she taught Neurology, Language Development, and Dysphagia courses both on campus and online. She developed and served as the Clinical Coordinator of the Center for Assisting Families with Feeding and Eating (CAFFE). She is currently consulting with several Home Health companies in the Dallas-Ft., Worth area, including mentoring more than 150 therapists and assisting in the development of a High-Risk Infant program.
Financial Disclosures: Jennifer receives royalties from CIAO Seminars for the sale of this course.
Non-Financial Disclosures: There are no relevant relationships to disclose

Course Agenda

Day 1

07:30 - 08:00
08:00 - 09:00
Typical Development of Feeding Skills
09:00 - 10:15
Development of Feeding Skills correlating to Gross Motor Development
10:15 - 10:30
10:30 - 11:15
Motor Component of Feeding Disorders: Theory and Roles
11:15 - 12:00
Motor Component of Feeding Disorders: Therapy approaches
12:00 - 01:00
01:00 - 01:30
Sensory Component of Feeding Disorders: –Theory and Roles
01:30 - 02:30
Sensory Component of Feeding Disorders: - Treatment approaches for hyposensitivity.
02:30 - 02:45
02:45 - 03:30
Sensory Component: Therapy for Hypersensitivity
03:30 - 04:15
Behavioral Component of Feeding Disorders: Theory and Roles
04:15 - 05:00
Behavioral Component of Feeding Disorders: Therapy approaches
05:00 - 05:30
Q & A

Contact hours pre-approved for:

  • 8.0 Hrs. OT/COTAs; PT/PTAs; SLP/SLPAs (unless otherwise noted)
  • CIAO is an ASHA Approved Provider #AAWA (SLPSLPAs)
  • This course is offered for 0.8 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Professional area).
  • CIAO is an AOTA Approved Provider #4119 (OT/COTAs)
  • This course meets PDU requirements for NBCOT (8 PDUs)
  • CIAO is an IACET Approved Provider of CEUs (0.8 CEUs)
  • 8.0hrs Illinois Early Intervention Program (2.0 Typical; 2.25 Atypical; 3.75 Intervention)
  • CIAO is an Illinois Approved Provider for PT/PTA Continuing Education
  • CIAO is recognized as an Approved Provider for PT/PTAs by the NYSE Dept State Board for PT
  • This activity is provided by the TBPTE Accredited Prov. #1602009
  • This activity meets the continuing competence requirements for PT/PTA license renewal in TX
  • 8.0 Hrs. PT/PTAs in AR, CA(CERS#12-30082-2), IL, LA, NJ(711-2012), NY, OH(12S0433),
  • 8.0 Hrs. PT/PTAs in TN(#4474), TX (8 CCUs)
  • 9.5 Hrs OT/COTAs in FL (CEBroker #20-200648)
  • This course is approved by the CA Board of OT for Advanced Practice:
  • - 8.0 hrs Swallowing CABOT#25-S5

Contact hours applied for:

  • OTs in CA for Advanced Practice

The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

CIAO is recognized on the NBCOT Provider Registry (meets PDU requirements for NBCOT)

CIAO is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). CIAO complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. As a result of this accreditation, CIAO is accredited to issue the IACET CEU.

This course is offered for 0.8 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Professional area).