This practical course will help clinicians identify children who are anxious eaters and outline sensitive and systematic ways to support these worried eaters and their families in achieving mealtime peace and expanding diets. The approach is based on the responsive feeding principles of the "Get Permission Approach" that begins with child success and tiptoes towards change with small positive and compassionate steps.
Course created on May 18, 2020
- After this course, participants will be able to identify children who are anxious eaters.
- After this course, participants will be able to define systematic desensitization as a component of the Circles of Sensitivity strategies.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe rehearsals and new food trying techniques, and how they support mealtime success.
|5-15 Minutes||Description and Characteristics of Anxious Eaters|
|15-20 Minutes||Circle of Sensitivity Descriptions|
|20-30 Minutes||Characteristics of Mealtime Peace|
|30-40 Minutes||Descriptions of Grade the Ask|
|40-50 Minutes||Strategies of New Food Trying|
|50-55 Minutes||Importance of Parent Success|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary, Q &A|
Marsha Dunn Klein
OTR/L, MEd, FAOTA
Marsha Dunn Klein OTR/L, MEd, FAOTA is a pediatric occupational therapist who has spent a career specializing in pediatric feeding challenges. She received her bachelor's degree in occupational therapy from Sargent College of Boston University in 1971. She received a master’s degree in education with an emphasis on special education in 1975 from the University of Arizona. Marsha has co-authored Pre-Feeding Skills editions one and two and Mealtime Participation Guide, Homemade Blended Formula Handbook with Suzanne Evans Morris and Feeding and Nutrition for the Child with Special Needs with Tracy Delaney. She lives in Tucson, Arizona and travels to present locally, nationally and internationally on pediatric feeding issues.
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