The Sequential Oral Sensory (S.O.S) Approach to Feeding 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.
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The Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS®) Approach to Feeding 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.
- List the seven areas of human function that need to be examined to provide a comprehensive Feeding Assessment
- Identify at least five of the oral, sensory, motor, cognitive or emotional developmental milestones key to being able to eat well
- List three reasons why children won’t eat, as based on learning theory principles
- Differentiate classical and operant conditioning principles as applied to resolving feeding problems
- 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
- List all three requirements for building a Food Hierarchy
- Identify at least one play-based strategy for progressing a child up each of the 6 major Steps on the Steps to Eating Hierarchy
This conference is intended for professionals who work with children with feeding difficulties including Speech Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, Special Educators, Early Intervention Specialists, Nurses, Physicians, Dietitians, Mental Health Workers, other Child Care Providers, and Educators.
By attending and completing the SOS Approach to Feeding conference, the attendee understands that Education Resources, Inc. will share the attendees’ contact information with Dr. Kay Toomey/Toomey & Associates, Inc. This information will be used to document and verify each attendee who has fully completed the SOS Approach to Feeding (4 Day) Training Conference and to provide attendees with access to SOS Approach to Feeding resources.
** Registrants are expected to attend the course and participate fully for the entire length of each day (7:30 am to 5:00 pm, Days 1-3), and to stay at the course from 7:30 am to 3:00 pm on the last day in order to receive their Certificate and their full CEU credits. 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.
COVID Safety Measures for in-person courses
Any guidelines issued by the hosting facility will be shared with you and must be reviewed.
You will be required to show proof of vaccination and wear a mask at all times.
Please do not attend the course if you are experiencing any symptoms of illness such as cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, or new loss of taste or smell.
Please do not attend the course if you believe you have been exposed to someone with a suspected and/or confirmed case of the Coronavirus/COVID-19
Dr. Kay A. Toomey is a Pediatric Psychologist who has worked with children who don’t eat for almost 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.
Susan Kniffen, MS, OTR/L received her Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy at Shenandoah University (VA). She spent the first two years of her career working with adults in acute care and rehabilitation settings before transferring to working in pediatric settings in 2005. Since 2006, she has been a feeding specialist in addition to working with children who have orthopedic, neurological, and complex medical needs. She is currently an occupational therapist and feeding specialist in the early intervention program for The Resource Exchange. Previously she provided pediatric outpatient feeding and rehabilitation services through Memorial Hospital, Toomey & Associates Inc., and Children’s Hospital Colorado. Educating and empowering parents to be students of their children is her passion.
Kelly Fitzpatrick, CCC-SLP received her Master of Arts degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Memphis. She currently works in a Pediatric Gastroenterology Clinic, where she established a feeding clinic. She works children of all ages, but specializes in children birth to 3 years, and those who are G-tube dependent. Prior to working at the GI clinic, Kelly acted as the Assistant Clinical Director of SOS Feeding Solutions @ STAR with Dr. Kay Toomey and Dr. Lucy Jane Miller. She has also worked in the Early Intervention and Pediatric Outpatient Hospital Settings using the SOS Approach to Feeding program. Kelly is completed the STAR Institute's Intensive Mentorship Program. She is also a Certified Lactation Counselor and a certified DIR Floortime Provider.
"Words cannot describe how much information and knowledge I have gained. I appreciate all the information Dr. Toomey & Dr. Ross have provided. It is exciting to be given all this incredible information and then implementing it. This class has peaked my interest and am eager to potentially specialize in picky eaters and problem feeders." - -Jennifer Bade, SLP
"As a therapist I felt there were missing pieces to my feeding tx.program. The SOS program helped me to recognize the cognitive developmental scale of the children." -Maryann Smith, SLP
"Great course! Full of relevant and interesting information. Great not only for an entry level therapist but for a seasoned therapist as well!" -Deborah Lennon, OT
"This course has saved me and as a result my kiddos + families with feeding issues! I was completely disjointed and had no continuity. Now I have a clear way to assess, begin, progress and discharge kiddos and document progress! Thank you!" - -Emily J Faurole, OTD, OTR
Texas Children’s Hospital – West Campus
18200 Katy Freeway @ Barker Cypress
1st Floor Conference Center, Rooms WH-01A & WH-01B
Houston, TX 77094
This course meets the criteria for 30 contact hours (3.0 CEUs) Intermediate Level.
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