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Course # 5339
Treating the Picky and Problem Eater

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Course Abstract

Children who demonstrate picky and problem eating behaviors are some of the more difficult populations to treat as their difficulties with eating can consume the entire family. After the feeding evaluation is completed, the feeding therapist will need to determine which strategy is most appropriate for the child. It is important, regardless of which technique is chosen, that a family can complete activities with a high level of repetition at home.
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This course was recorded on March 27, 2012

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Course Learning Outcomes

  • After this course, participants will be able to define the differences between picky and problem eating.
  • After this course, participants will be able to describe medical conditions that can affect the eating process.
  • After this course, participants will be able to describe the six steps of food chaining.
  • After this course, participants will be able to describe the levels of the SOS approach and give examples of their application.
  • After this course, participants will be able to describe several different methods of applying a behavioral intervention approach to limited eating.

Time-ordered Agenda

0-5 Minutes Course Objectives and Introduction
5-10 Minutes Definitions
10-15 Minutes GI and Nutritional Concerns
15-25 Minutes Food Chaining
25-35 Minutes SOS Approach
35-50 Minutes Behavioral Therapy
50-55 Minutes Research/Case Examples
55-60 Minutes Conclusion; Q&A

Average Rating

(1154 Ratings)

Most Recent Comments

Displaying 100 most recent comments out of 1154 reviews

Review by: Member on January 7, 2016
Clear and concise presentation. I also appreciated the research articles and examples.
Review by: Katherine (Katie) on December 31, 2015
This was presented well with good examples and clear instruction.
Review by: Member on December 26, 2015
I learned new techniques that I have not tried with children with feeding disorders and feel more confident in helping them be successful.
Review by: Member on December 23, 2015
The Q&A was very beneficial
Review by: Member on December 21, 2015
Its been a long time since I've taken a course on picky eating. This was well presented and thorough material.
Review by: Member on December 19, 2015
her organization and teaching of topic.
Review by: Frangelica on December 19, 2015
I like the way she explained each type of treatment and how she gave examples.
Review by: Michelle "Shelly" on December 19, 2015
Great information that I can easily use tomorrow.
Review by: Member on December 17, 2015
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Review by: Crystal on December 16, 2015
Easy, useful information. Will use it tomorrow with my kiddo!
Review by: Member on December 15, 2015
lots of good therapy treatment approaches and great examples of how to utilize
Review by: Member on December 14, 2015
Great information
Review by: Member on December 13, 2015
The presenter's knowledge
Review by: Emily on December 11, 2015
The speaker was very clear and gave great examples of the techniques she was describing
Review by: Member on December 11, 2015
it provided me with a good base for treating my patients with eating aversions.
Review by: Amye on December 9, 2015
Thorough and useful presentation.
Review by: Member on December 8, 2015
variety of methods outlined
Review by: Member on December 6, 2015
Very well organized, good presentation and useful information
Review by: Member on December 4, 2015
Very well organized.
Review by: Member on December 4, 2015
I was very interested in this topic and think that the information provided was great. It is not easily applicable to the demands of the school-based setting in which I work, but that is not related to the instructor or course content.
Review by: Member on December 4, 2015
The examples of clients
Review by: Member on December 4, 2015
The material was easy to understand and the steps were explained.
Review by: Member on December 2, 2015
Exceptional knowledge from presenter's part in content provide; particularly in Q&A sections. Great breakdown of different approaches that can be used with picky/problem eaters.
Review by: Jennifer on December 2, 2015
Applicable to me and my setting, practical
Review by: Member on December 1, 2015
Lots of info regarding types of gastrointestinal and behaviors issues and good tips and techniques for children who are problem eaters.
Review by: Kelly on November 30, 2015
Too Easy
Review by: Member on November 28, 2015
It helped me with ideas to improve my own picky eater by giving specific examples of progressive strategies.
Review by: Gerri on November 27, 2015
The course was very organized and provided many useful suggestions for treating a problem eater.
Review by: Member on November 22, 2015
I found the SOS approach and behavioral intervention techniques and examples very useful.
Review by: Member on November 22, 2015
Clear, concise, and good examples!
Review by: Julie on November 20, 2015
The information was easily understood. Although my area is Developmental Therapy, I feel more confident and knowledgeable about this topic, especially when co-treating with SLP's.
Review by: Beth on November 17, 2015
I could use this information as a mom and as a therapist.
Review by: Member on November 13, 2015
The presenter was very enthusiastic about the topic
Review by: Member on November 12, 2015
Information was presented in a very clear, concise, and organized manner.
Review by: Member on November 12, 2015
Real life examples
Review by: LAUREN on November 9, 2015
meaningful
Review by: Beth on November 6, 2015
The presenter provided a lot of real examples of the concepts discussed, which helped me to understand the material better.
Review by: Alexandra on November 6, 2015
Great information and client examples.
Review by: Member on November 4, 2015
Enjoyed the information presented on this topic for picky eaters.
Review by: kristen on November 3, 2015
Presenter
Review by: Lindsay on November 3, 2015
applies to my child at home
Review by: Member on November 2, 2015
Great examples that are usable in the therapy room immediately.
Review by: Cristine on October 31, 2015
The information was well presented and organized. The presenter shared her knowledge and experience in an engaging manner.
Review by: Member on October 24, 2015
Helpful information, clearly explained with examples of application.
Review by: Member on October 22, 2015
Although it was geared toward children, I found a lot of the information very applicable to cases that I see daily within an snf environment.
Review by: Adira on October 21, 2015
Great examples, great content presented in an easy to follow manner.
Review by: Sandra on October 18, 2015
logical progression of information
Review by: Member on October 18, 2015
Even though I don't work with pediatrics, I still feel like I can use some of this with my patients. Great information, easy to follow.
Review by: Member on October 17, 2015
nice to see a common sense approach to the problem
Review by: Member on October 16, 2015
The organization made the course very easy to follow.
Review by: Member on October 12, 2015
the organization
Review by: Member on October 11, 2015
Examples
Review by: Member on October 10, 2015
Topic that I was interested learning more about
Review by: erin on October 10, 2015
good info
Review by: Member on October 8, 2015
helpful information on reasons behind picky or problem eaters. Good examples of treatments
Review by: Amanda on October 4, 2015
Great pace of presentation!
Review by: Member on October 3, 2015
The use of real examples was helpful for application of the material discussed.
Review by: Jenna on October 2, 2015
presentation of the material and the easiness to follow the presentation
Review by: Member on October 1, 2015
clear, concise information
Review by: Member on September 30, 2015
descriptions of various tx methods and reference books
Review by: Member on September 29, 2015
The information was applicable to many of my clients.
Review by: Member on September 29, 2015
Great hierarchy presented for treating picky eaters- covered a wide range of clients and levels of pickiness
Review by: Member on September 28, 2015
easy to follow presentation
Review by: Meggin on September 26, 2015
Easy to stay engaged
Review by: Harriet on September 26, 2015
Material was organized.
Review by: Dawn on September 26, 2015
Good tips and useful information
Review by: patricia on September 25, 2015
very clear information
Review by: Stephanie on September 25, 2015
Very clearly organized, useful information.
Review by: Christy on September 23, 2015
I can apply this info to my clients
Review by: Meredith on September 23, 2015
Great examples
Review by: Member on September 23, 2015
It related to a topic that I am interested in learning more about.
Review by: michelle on September 23, 2015
Specific examples
Review by: Deborah on September 23, 2015
practical information that i can use
Review by: Lynnette on September 23, 2015
The presenter is extremely knowledgeable and presents the material in an easy to understand way.
Review by: Lorena on September 22, 2015
detailed information
Review by: Member on September 22, 2015
Information was interesting.
Review by: Marcia on September 21, 2015
Usually work with adults so it was nice to learn something about children
Review by: Adwoa on September 20, 2015
Very good information.
Review by: Member on September 20, 2015
Breaks down the steps that make it easier for me to understand and makes it easier for me to explain to a parent.
Review by: Maryanna on September 20, 2015
Very practical information
Review by: Member on September 16, 2015
Well organized.
Review by: Member on September 16, 2015
Very thorough presentation of difficult topic.
Review by: Bryanna on September 15, 2015
I enjoyed how she broke down each technique to make it more easy to understand and provided examples along the way. I also enjoyed that she described using several different techniques in her own personal therapy that makes me feel like I got a well-rounded course and that it's ok to use several different techniques to meet a child's need.
Review by: Member on September 14, 2015
I liked the real life examples.
Review by: KAREN on September 13, 2015
This course was well organized and included important content. Well presented!
Review by: Member on September 13, 2015
I would like to have been given more ideas or strategies to use to get kids to eat more foods
Review by: Deirdre on September 13, 2015
It provides examples from her own therapeutic experience and how to deal effectively with each situation.
Review by: Amy on September 12, 2015
A good variety of information was given, and explained clearly
Review by: Member on September 10, 2015
I felt the presenter accomplished the course objectives that she had outlined at the beginning. It was very informative and the examples were very much appreciated.
Review by: Member on September 9, 2015
Great information. Great presentation.
Review by: Member on September 8, 2015
The information was well presented and able to be understood.
Review by: connie on September 7, 2015
i enjoyed learning the material.
Review by: Member on September 7, 2015
practical therapeutic strategies particularly involving behavioral sequential treatments
Review by: Member on September 6, 2015
good medical informationnice explanation of food chaining
Review by: Melisa on September 5, 2015
I am a SLP and a BCBA, so I appreciated both the medical background and referral aspect (something sometimes overlooked in purely behavioral approaches) as well as the behavioral discussion and definitions (something that SLPs might not be fluent with).
Review by: Member on September 5, 2015
Helpful information on what to look for as well as how to treat problems in a easily understood manner.
Review by: Member on September 4, 2015
Good examples
Review by: Member on September 3, 2015
This was very helpful. I currently have a few picky eaters and needed some tips! Thank you!
Review by: Vanessa on September 3, 2015
Good speaker, easy to understand with good examples.
Review by: Member on September 1, 2015
The presentor is extremely knowledgable and I liked the format of her presentation. I enjoy hearing the examples and seeing all of the techniques put to work.

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Course Presenter

jennifer dahms

Jennifer Dahms, M.S., CCC-SLP, BCS-S

Jennifer Dahms is a pediatric speech therapist in Boise, Idaho.  She received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee.  She has worked in pediatric outpatient clinics and Birth-to-Three programs in both Wisconsin and Idaho and currently has her own private practice, Valley Pediatric Feeding, LLC.  Jennifer has dedicated her continuing education and professional focus on pediatric dysphagia.  She has presented on pediatric feeding disorders at the Idaho Speech and Hearing Association’s annual convention as well as at the Inter Mountain Area Speech and Hearing Convention in 2008.  Jennifer also presented on pediatric feeding disorders in the schools at Idaho State University’s Winter Symposium in 2009.  She has been a previous presenter with speechpathology.com in 2011 and 2012, discussing topics on picky and problem eaters.  Most recently, Jennifer presented with Gawenda Seminars in 2013 on pediatric swallowing disorders.  She has received ASHA’s ACE award in 2010 and 2011.  Jennifer also earned the Board Certified Specialist in Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders distinction in August 2011.


Disclosure: Financial Disclosure: Owner of private practice, Valley Pediatric Feeding, LLC. No nonfinancial relationships to disclose.


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