Category Archives: Feeding

Speaker Spotlight – Holly Schifsky, OTR/L, CNT, NTMTC, CBIS


We are honored to welcome Holly Schifsky to our faculty and thrilled that she will be presenting her course: Baby Beats and Breaths: Therapeutic Interventions for the Premature Infant with Cardiopulmonary Compromise in 2018.  Having first met her at the … Continue reading

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Latest NICU News from Renowned Clinician and Research Scientist Bobbi Pineda


We would like to share this newsletter from our popular speaker; Bobbi Pineda. Her work in the Washington University OT NICU lab centers around bridging the gap in services from NICU to home, so that infants can continue to receive … Continue reading

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Welcoming Amber Valentine – Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing Specialist


Amber Valentine is a Speech-Language Pathologist who graduated from the University of Kentucky with her MS in Communication Disorders.  She is a Board Certified Specialist in Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders and an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant.  She worked for Baptist … Continue reading

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Bobbi Pineda Recognized for her Clinical Research in the NICU


We are thrilled to announce that our esteemed faculty member Bobbi Pineda was recently awarded the National Association of Neonatal Therapists (NANT) Excellence in Research Award Nomination Criteria: • The nominee must be an occupational therapist, physical therapist, or speech … Continue reading

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New SOS Feeding Certification


Education Resources, Inc. is pleased to offer courses that therapists may apply toward the Star Foundation’s new SOS Certification. The STAR Foundation recently announced a new SOS Certification Program, designed to provide current SOS practitioners with additional training, mentorship and … Continue reading

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NEW Courses added in Texas


Let Us Help You Grow Professionally! EDUCATION RESOURCES is committed to ensuring class participants learn effective techniques and critical problem solving skills that can be immediately applied to the work setting. Education Resources provides continuing education that can truly make … Continue reading

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A FOUR LETTER WORD FOR HEALING – Post from Faculty Member Susan Roberts


Have you noticed that people respond very negatively to the four-letter word, p-l-a-y? For some reason we view play as something too childish, even for children.  We do everything we can – exercise, work, classes – to contain play and … Continue reading

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NEW COURSE: Linking Play and Self-Regulation to Mealtime Success and Introducing NEW SPEAKER: Susan Roberts


We are thrilled to introduce a new speaker to our faculty: SUSAN ROBERTS Susan L. Roberts, author, nutritionist, and award-winning occupational therapist uses innovative, research-based approaches for children and teens with autism spectrum disorders, ADHD, CP, Down’s syndrome and other … Continue reading

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How Common are Psychological Disorders Associated with Feeding Disorders


A new study ties picky eating (or selective eating) in preschoolers to psychological problems including anxiety, depression, and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. The study, is led by Duke University researcher Nancy Zucker, and surveys 917 children aged 2 to 6 and can be found in … Continue reading

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Rose Bigsby Honored for Contributions to Neonatal Care


We would like to offer our congratulations to Rosemarie Bigsby, ScD, OTR/L, FAOTA, who has been elected as a recipient of the Pioneer Award for Neonatal Therapy. Rose, renowned for her knowledge, skill and expertise, has worked as a pediatric occupational … Continue reading

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