PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THIS CONFERENCE WILL BE PRESENTED AND TAUGHT IN ENGLISH, with LIVE GREEK translation available.
Due to the Coronavirus pandemic resulting in ongoing restrictions to travel and large group gatherings and to ensure the health and safety of all conference participants, the SOS Approach to Feeding Conference for February a Live Streamed Online Conference is for 5 days 2pm – 9pm (February 27th and 28th ) and 3pm – 10pm (March 1st until 03rd) Cyprus Time: (GMT +2).
This conference is limited to the first 150 registrants.
Participants are expected to have mastery of the English language that is sufficient to:
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 5-day Basic Conference is designed for babies, toddlers and small children. Other ages and special populations are covered in the Advanced Workshops.
This five day conference “SOS Approach to Feeding” is a trans-disciplinary program developed by Dr. Kay in the USA to assist professionals in understanding of 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 conference offers a comprehensive training in SOS Approach to Feeding Program, 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.
The conference 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”.
** Participants are expected to attend all 5 days the Conference for the entire length of each day in order to receive their Certificate of Attendance. 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 Conference early and/or if they step away from their computer for any extended length of time.
Dr. Kay A. Toomey
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 @ STAR 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.
Dr. Erin S. 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 Method TM, 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.
Place : Virtual Live Streamed Conference
- Early registration and settlement of full amount until December 20, 2020 will cost €695 + 19% VAT
(Payable amount including VAT €827,05).
- Registration after the December 20, 2020 will cost €745 + 19% VAT (Payable amount including VAT €886,55)
*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)
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 will have to be send in written until January 15, 2021 .
- A €90 administrative fee will be applied to all refunds.
- No refunds will be issued for cancellations received on February 5th, 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.
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.
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.
Time Zone Requirements
In order to keep the SOS Approach to Feeding online conference on schedule, please log into the Zoom platform at least 10 minutes prior to the start of each of the Conference days. This will allow our staff to resolve any technical issues you may encounter while keeping the conference on schedule.
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