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    Pediatric Feeding-The Big Picture -2 Day

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    Add to Calendar 10/12/2024 08:00 AM 10/13/2024 05:00 PM America/Chicago Pediatric Feeding-The Big Picture -2 Day Hotel:
    Phone: 850-203-6700
    CIAO Studios CIAO Seminars, Inc mail@ciaoseminars.com false MM/DD/YYYY

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    Appropriate Disciplines

    • Physical Therapist
    • Certified Occupational Therapy Asst
    • Occupational Therapist
    • Physical Therapy Asst
    • Speech Language Pathologist
    • Speech Language Pathology Asst

Course Description

Day 1
Oral Motor Exercises! Sensory Stimulation! E-Stim! Behavioral Programming! How does it all fit together? What does the SLP do? What does the OT do? 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 intermediate 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.

Day 2
In “Pediatric Feeding: The Big Picture”, we learned about the Motor, Sensory, and Behavioral causes of pediatric feeding disorders. In this advanced, follow-up course, using case studies and group discussion, OTs, PTs, SLPs and Dysphagia Professionals will delve into two more causes: Medical Problems and glitches in the Family Dynamics. Learn what you can and cannot do to help a child with severe gastrointestinal or cardiopulmonary problems eat. How does Prematurity contribute to feeding problems? Explore the effects of different medications on swallowing and why you should always know what meds your client is on. Discover some of the rarely explored effects on the family having a child with a feeding disorder and walk away with concrete ways to support and empower your families to help their child and themselves


  1. In person: attend the course in person if a city location is available for on tour. Streaming is not available for on-tour events.
  2. Live Stream options:
    1. Attend via LIVE Stream from anywhere around the world. Live stream participants will login to access the event from their computer.
    2. Or - be a part of our Studio Audience in Gulf Breeze, FL.

NOTE for Live Streams only:

  • Events are streamed in real time. 
  • Course agenda is in Central time (CST). Please adjust for your time zone.
  • Registrants who attend the live broadcast will be able to interact with instructor.
  • All registrants will have access to the broadcast recording for 14 days.
  • A group may view the course together, however each attendee must be individually registered in order to receive CE credit.


  • Attend/view entire course
  • Pass multiple choice quiz (80% min score)
  • Complete online course evaluation


  • SLPs - this course is registered with ASHA as Blended Learning. ASHA CEUs may be earned by attending live, viewing the recording, or a combination of both.
  • OTs - Participants who need live hours for state license renewal must attend in real time yet, will still have access to the recording for 14 days.

Course Objectives

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

  • Identify and compare the relationship between Gross Motor Development and Oral Motor/Feeding Development
  • Delineate different areas of responsibility and scope for SLP’s and OT’s
  • List the first three primary areas of concern in Pediatric Feeding Disorders.
  • Discuss the importance of addressing the sensory and motor components of the disorder before resorting to a strictly behavioral program.
  • Plan appropriate treatment approaches based on one or all three basic components of Feeding Disorder
  • Discuss various medical issues that also cause feeding disorders in children.
  • List 3 strategies that can be used in the treatment of children with GERD and Cardiac/Respiratory Issues.
  • List 4 family paradigms that might be in operation in client families.
  • Discuss current research (or lack of) i.e. N.E.R.D., pharmaceuticals, G.E.R.D., etc.

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

Day 1

07:30 - 08:00
Registration (Continental Breakfast)
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 - 12:00
Sensory Component of Feeding Disorders: Therapy approaches
12:00 - 01:00
01:00 - 02:30
Motor Component of Feeding Disorders: –Theory and Roles
02:30 - 02:45
02:45 - 03:30
Motor Component: Therapy for Hypersensitivity
03:30 - 04:30
Behavioral Component of Feeding Disorders: Theory and Roles
04:30 - 05:00
Case Studies
05:00 - 05:30
Q & A

Day 2

07:30 - 08:00
Registration (continental breakfast)
08:00 - 08:30
Brief Review of first three components of Feeding issues
08:30 - 10:30
Medical Issues: Gastrointestinal, Cardiopulmonary, Visual Impairment
10:30 - 10:45
10:45 - 12:00
Medical Issues continued: Pharmaceutical
12:00 - 01:00
01:00 - 03:00
03:00 - 03:15
03:15 - 05:00
Family Dynamic Issues
05:00 - 05:30
Q & A

Delivery VIA:

  • Live By Request - This course is available to come to you! Contact us to see how easy that can be. mail@ciaoseminars.com
  • Live Stream - This course is offered from our Live Stream studio. Watch and interact with the instructor from wherever you are or join us as part of the studio audience in sunny Gulf Breeze, FL. Included with each Live Stream registration is access to the course recording for the 14 days immediately following the broadcast.

Contact hours pre-approved for:

  • 16 Hours
  • CIAO is an ASHA Approved Provider #AAWA (1.6 ASHA CEUs) bubble sheet submission required
  • ASHA CE Provider Approval and use of the Brand Block does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products, or clinical procedures.
  • As an IACET Accredited Provider, CIAO offers CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard
  • CIAO is an AOTA Approved Provider #4119 (1.6 AOTA CEUs)
  • This course meets PDU requirements for NBCOT (16 PDUs)
  • 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 Texas Board of PT Examiners Accredited Prov #2502009#TX
  • This activity meets continuing competence requirements for PT/PTA license renewal in TX
  • The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE
  • The Physical Therapy Board of California recognizes CIAO Seminars as an Approval Agency to Approve Providers Offering Continuing Competency Courses
  • The Physical Therapy Board of California has determined that CIAO meets the standards set forth in section 1399.95 of the CA Code of Regulations
  • CIAO is a Rule Approved Provider for the Florida Board of Physical Therapy
  • CIAO is an Approved Provider for the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy
  • Approved for:
  • 16 Hrs. PT/PTAs in IL, TX (APTA TX #2502009 for 16 CCUs), CA(CIAO24-121)
  • 19 Hrs. OT/COTAs, PT/PTAs in FL (CE Broker #20-1176432)
  • 19.2 Hrs. PT/PTAs in NY
  • 16 Hrs. Registered with CEBroker for OT/COTAs in AL, AZ, GA, LA, MS, SC, TN
  • 16 Hrs. Registered with CEBroker for PT/PTAs in AZ, GA, OK, SC, TN

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.

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