SOS Approach To Feeding

When Children Won't Eat, Picky Eaters Versus Problem Feeders
7 Feb 2020 - 14 May 2020 | Duration : 4 day Seminar

The Sequential Oral Sensory (S.O.S) Approach to Feeding workshop is a trans- disciplinary program for assessing and treating children with feeding difficulties and weight/growth problems from birth to 18 years. It integrates posture, sensory, motor, behavioral/learning, medical, and nutritional factors to comprehensively evaluate and manage children with feeding/growth problems.

The 4-day Basic Conference is designed for babies, toddlers and small children.  Other ages and special populations are covered in the Advanced Workshops. 

Course Description:
This four day seminar/ workshop “SOS Approach to Feeding” is a trans-disciplinary program developed at the Star Center Foundation in U.S.A in order to assist professionals understand the multi-factorial complexity of feeding difficulties, as well as how to identify areas that need intervention and how to holistically treat the child.  The seminar offers a comprehensive training in SOS approach theory, general and specific therapeutic strategies for feeding as well as other knowledge on the principles of evaluating feeding dysfunctions.
This therapeutic approach has been developed and refined through the clinical work of Dr. Kay Toomey and other colleagues from other disciplines such as occupational therapists, pediatricians, dietitians, speech language therapists.  This program integrates posture, sensory, motor, behavioral/ learning, medical, and nutritional factors to comprehensively evaluate and manage children with feeding/ growth problems. 
Philosophy of the program is based on the “normal” developmental steps, stages, and skills of feeding found in typically developing children. 
This seminar focuses in the assessment and treatment of children from birth until the age of 18 years old.  This program is appropriate for children that may have neurological deficits and/or medical conditions, children in the autistic spectrum, children with oral-motor and/or sensory processing deficits, as well as “picky eaters”.

Course Objectives

Participants attending will be able to:
1. Identify oral, sensory, motor, cognitive and emotional developmental milestones key to feeding.
2. Recognize and describe the major reasons why children won’t eat, as based on learning theory principles.
3. Identify physical, behavioral, motor, oral-motor, and sensory factors as a part of a Feeding Assessment.
4. Apply behavioral and social learning principles, and systematic desensitization to feeding problems.
5. Create and implement a S.O.S feeding program for babies, toddlers and young children, in group and individual treatment formats.

Dr. Erin Sundseth Ross

Dr. Erin Sundseth Ross is a Speech Pathologist with a Doctoral degree in Clinical Sciences – Health Services Research. 
 She completed a two-year post-doctoral training in the Section of Nutrition and is a Clinical Instructor in the School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, at the University of Colorado Denver. 
 Dr. Ross has over 25 years of experience working in the NICU within several HealthONE hospitals, and with children when she was at the SOS Feeding Solutions clinic in Denver, Colorado. Dr. Ross is the creator of the SOFFI MethodSM, a feeding program for use in the NICU. 
 She has specialized in the development of feeding skills, and the etiology and treatment of feeding and growth problems in infants and very young children from initial hospitalization through the first 5 years of life. 

Dr. Erin Sundseth Ross

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.  She also acts as a consultant to Gerber Products.  
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 & Associates, Inc.’s Feeding Clinic for six years and SOS Feeding Solutions at STAR Institute for eight years.
Dr. Toomey is currently the President of Toomey & Associates, Inc., and acts as a Clinical Consultant to the Feeding Clinic at STAR Institute

Place : Semeli Hotel

Address :

10, Petraki Yiallourou Street, 1077,
Nicosia Cyprus
Tel: +357 22452121
Fax: +357 22670200
Email: hotel@semelihotel.com.cy
Web: www.semelihotel.com.cy

Description

Cancellations must be received in writing at education@abletools.com.cy no later than 26th of March, 2020 to receive a refund minus a €90 processing fee.

No refunds will be issued for cancellations received on 27th of March, 2020 or later. Registrations may be substituted for another attendee.

If the organizers cancel the course, the full amount of the registration fees will be returned

Price 890.00 €
Discount EndDate 07-02-2020
VAT Amount 169.10 €
Payable Amount 1059.10 €
Payment Option/s
Deposit 500.00 € To secure and successfully complete your registration, you are required to pay a deposit of Five hundred Euro (€500) within five days from the registration day, otherwise the registration will be considered as cancelled: We will then contact you to confirm your registration
Balance Amount 559.10 € Registration and settlement after the 07 Feb 2020 must be given the amount of €890.00 +19%VAT (Payable amount including VAT €1059,10)

Transportation from and to Larnaca and Paphos Airports  
Cyprus By Bus: www.cyprusbybus.com 
Travel Express: www.travelexpress.com.cy 
Kapnos Airport Shuttle: www.kapnosairportshuttle.com
 Intercity transportation in Nicosia by bus
http://www.cyprusbybus.com 

Accommodation
There are available hotels in Nicosia area (website: www.booking.com). We have arranged for special prices at following hotels:

Denial of Responsibility
All the information contained in this flyer is accurate at the time of release. Organizers of this event have the right to make changes to the program, topics, and speakers as deemed necessary without prior notification 

Cancellation Policy:
Cancellation will have to be send in written by 26 of March 2020.  A €90 administrative fee will be applied to all refunds. No refunds will be issued for cancellations received on 27 of March 2020 or later, but registration may be substituted for another attendee. AbleTools Ltd must be notified of substitutions at least 24 hours in writing (email acceptable) before the start of the event otherwise the substitution cannot be honored.  
If the organizers cancel the course, full amount of registration fees will be returned.

Liability
The organizers assume no responsibility for any loss or damage to property or any injury to a participant that may take place during or outside the duration of the seminar. The organizers assume no liability for any additional travel, accommodation, or other expenses that may arise in connection with this seminar. Participants will be responsible for any damage and/or additional fees. 

Note:
Registration fees  include seminar notes, an accreditation  certificate, coffee snacks and light lunch (finger food).The full amount of the registration fees should be prepay before 1st of May 2020

Address

  • Strovolos Avenue 149K, Strovolos, Nicosia, 2048, Cyprus
  • info@abletools.com.cy
  • +357 22 250 115
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