SOS Approach To Feeding

When Children Won't Eat, Picky Eaters Vs. Problem Feeders

THE NEW AND IMPROVED 4.75/5-DAY TRAINING COURSE!

The SOS Approach to Feeding Main Training Conference utilizes a combination of lecture, video, case studies, participant exercises, discussion and practice of treatment strategies to teach the foundational information necessary for completion of a thorough assessment, along with the theory and application of the SOS intervention program.  The Training Conference has expanded to 5 days secondary to the significant increase in research in the field over the last 3 years and to accommodate course changes requested by past conference participants.  This “new and improved” Conference contains almost 200 new research articles, and 30 new videos in the Assessment and Treatment sections of the course.

For more information contact us at education@abletools.com.cy

 

Course Description:

The SOS Approach to Feeding Main Training Conference utilizes a combination of lecture, video, case studies, participant exercises, discussion and practice of treatment strategies to teach the foundational information necessary for completion of a thorough assessment, along with the theory and application of the SOS intervention program.  The Training Conference has expanded to 5 days secondary to the significant increase in research in the field over the last 3 years and to accommodate course changes requested by past conference participants.  This “new and improved” Conference contains almost 200 new research articles, and 30 new videos in the Assessment and Treatment sections of the course.

Intended Audience

Speech Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, Registered Dietitians, Special Education Teachers, Psychologists, Physical Therapists, Early Intervention Specialists, Nurses, Physicians, and Mental Health Workers. Note: Training conferences are created for professionals. If parents wish to attend the training workshop, they must be accompanied by their child’s feeding therapist.


Course Level:

The SOS Approach to Feeding conference is an Intermediate level course: Information is geared to practitioners with a general working knowledge of current practice trends and literature related to the subject matter. Focus is on increasing understanding and competent application of the subject matter.

 

Course Disclosure:

The course content is focused on the SOS Approach to Feeding and there will be limited, or no information provided about similar products or services.

 

OBJECTIVES:

  1. List the seven areas of human function that need to be examined to provide a comprehensive Feeding Assessment.
  2. Identify at least five of the oral, sensory, motor, cognitive or emotional developmental milestones key to being able to eat well.
  3. List three reasons why children won’t eat, as based on learning theory principles.
  4. Differentiate classical and operant conditioning principles as applied to resolving feeding problems.
  5. Identify at least four of the necessary components of an SOS Approach to Feeding program for babies, toddlers and young children in either an individual or group therapy session.
  6. List all three requirements for building a Food Hierarchy.
  7. Identify at least one play based strategy for progressing a child up each of the 6 major Steps on the Steps to Eating Hierarchy.

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Participants are expected to attend all 5 days of the Conference for the entire length of each day in order to receive their Certificate. Participants will miss crucial information needed to be able to correctly use the SOS Approach to Feeding program if they come late or leave the course early on any day. Any and all missed lecture time must be made-up before the end of the Conference in order for a Certificate to be received and/or permission to use the program to be given.

 

Dr. Kay A. Toomey

Dr. Kay A. Toomey

  • President, Toomey & Associates, Inc. and the Developer of the SOS Approach to Feeding program
  • Adjunct Research Fellow of Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions
  • Co-Author, “Behaviorally Based Feeding Problems” in Suiter & Gosa (Eds.) Assessing and Treating Dysphagia: A Lifespan Perspective (2019). New York: Thieme Publishers
  • Founding Medical Professional Council Member with Feeding Matters - PFD Alliance Committee Member and Conference Committee Member

Dr. Kay A. Toomey is a Pediatric Psychologist who has worked with children who don’t eat for over 35 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. 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, and then the SOS Feeding Solutions @ STAR before shifting into clinical consultation in order to focus on her teaching. Dr. Toomey is currently the President of Toomey & Associates, Inc. and an Adjunct Research Fellow at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions.

 

Additional speakers will be anounced at a later stage

Place : TBA

Address :

CYPRUS

Description

- Early registration and settlement of full amount until October 31, 2024 will cost €950 + 19% VAT 
(Payable amount including VAT €1130,50). 
- Registration after October 31, 2024 will cost €1150 + 19% VAT (Payable amount including VAT  €1368,50)

*The VAT will not be charged in the following cases:
- In organisations or companies with in EU that are VAT registered.
- To natural and/or legal persons from third countries (outside the EU)

Cancellation of Registration by Registrant – Policy

Cancellation will have to be send in written until March 31, 2025 .
- A €150 administrative fee will be applied to all refunds.
- No refunds will be issued for cancellations received on  April 1st, 2025 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.
The organizer is not responsible for delays or cancellations due to weather, airline mechanical or scheduling issues, acts of God and acts of terrorism. If the conference is cancelled due to weather, airline mechanical or scheduling issues, acts of God and acts of terrorism, AbleTools ltd will make good faith effort to reschedule this Conference at the first possible mutually decided upon date between the HOST and SPEAKER.

CONFERENCE GUIDELINES AND EXPECTATIONS

** Registrants are expected to attend the course and participate fully for the entire length of each day (Days 1-4 from 8:30am to 6:00pm and Day 5 from 8:30am to 3:30pm), in order to receive their Certificate. Participants will miss crucial information needed to be able to correctly use the SOS Approach to Feeding program if they come late or leave the course early on any day. Participants who arrive late on any day will need to stay at the end of the that conference day to make up the missed lecture material.  Participants are not allowed to leave early on any day of the conference, including the last day.  Any and all missed lecture time must be made-up before the end of the Conference in order for a Certificate to be received and/or permission to use the program to be given.

Please make sure to make travel arrangements to leave the Conference AFTER 3:30pm on the last day. (Travel plans on trains and planes must be arranged so that participants do NOT leave the conference on the last day until after 3:30pm even if that means staying an extra night).  Participants leaving before 3:30pm on the last day of the Conference will not receive a Certificate nor permission to use the program.

Therapy Assistants and Students in Training – Additional Attendance Requirements and Actions

All Students and Therapy Assistants must follow individual licensing/training standards for their Country and their professional degrees supervision standards. When there is a requirement for students and/or assistants to practice only under professional supervision, the SOS Approach to Feeding program requires those students and assistants to have a Supervisor who themselves have attended a SOS Training Conference.

Action Steps:

• If your Supervisor has previously attended the SOS Approach to Feeding and you are registering to attend an SOS Training Conference as a Therapy Assistant or Student, please have your supervisor send an email stating that they will provide supervision to you as required by your Country's standards while practicing the SOS Approach to Feeding program, along with a copy of their SOS Certificate of Attendance.

• If your supervisor is planning to attend an SOS Conference with you, please have your supervisor send an email stating that they will be attending the SOS conference with you and will provide supervision to you while practicing the SOS Approach to Feeding.

Parent/Caregiver Attendance at an SOS Conference

Due to the nature of the information presented along with the need for advanced degrees in this area of study, parents are not able to attend a conference unless they are accompanied by their child’s therapist.

 

Cancellation of the Event by Toomey & Associates, Inc.

Please be aware that Toomey & Associates, Inc. will present this conference despite one or even two Speakers being ill. If both Speakers are ill, substitute SPEAKERS will be sent. If both Speakers are ill and no substitute Speakers are available, this would then constitute a SPEAKER cancellation.

 

Cancellation of the Event by Abletools Ltd

If the conference is cancelled due to, but not limited to, the following

• Speaker cancellation

• Limited enrollment

• Severe weather (snowstorm, flooding, etc.)

• Conference site issues (power outages, emergency situations),

registrants will receive a full refund of their registration fee within 30 days of the originally scheduled conference by the method that the registrant used to pay for the registration. (If payment was received by credit/debit card, the refund will be refunded to the original credit/debit card used, if payment was received via a check, a refund will be provided by check.) Costs incurred for nonrefundable travel arrangements or other related individual expenses will not be refunded by Abletools Ltd.

 


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