The AEIOU Systematic Approach to Pediatric Feeding
This course teaches a step-by-step approach for helping children learn to explore food, enjoy eating, and participate independently in social mealtimes. The AEIOU approach acceptance, exposure, independence, observation and understanding offers a new and highly successful method for integrated treatment of infants and young children with challenging feeding disorders using sensory, oral motor, biomedical and environmental strategies. Five factors in this holistic approach emphasize active participation, independence and shared control. This course will arm participants with knowledge and practical information to achieve functional outcomes for complex etiologies, improve quality of mealtime, manage tube dependency and transition to eating solid foods, treat sensory aversions, improve oral-motor skills, achieve home carryover, and more. This course is presented in a dynamic learning environment, using case studies and videos to engage and instruct participants. Extensive resources are provided. Many special populations are discussed including: prematurity, GERD, allergies, autism, failure to thrive, tracheostomy, picky eaters, and children with various syndromes.
Participants will be able to apply course learning immediately to:
What others are saying:
This course really helped me, as a clinician, understand my children more and how to work with their parents. -Speech-Language Pathologist
Loved this course. I will be able to apply the info I learned to my work environment. -Occupational Therapist
The missing piece to my treatment approach. -Occupational Therapist
The best course I have attended as a speech pathologist. Excellent presentation and a wealth of useful information. -Speech-Language Pathologist
"This was a terrific course! You can tell Nina loves what she does as a therapist. Her case videos of her clients were great examples of how to carry-over the AEIOU principles frames in the course. Her presentation was well done so everything was understood clearly and will be wonderful to use in anyone's practice."
I'm leaving SO excited to try these strategies on the children I serve. It is a different outlook on food and on behavior. -Occupational Therapist