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 expertise in the implementation of the SOS Approach to Feeding. The SOS Certification Program includes a combination of didactic lecture, case study presentations, written homework and observation of participant videotapes of clinical sessions.

Occupational therapists, physical therapists and speech language pathologists who fulfill all of the requirements will be awarded with the SOS Approach to Feeding Certification. These requirements include demonstrating competency in the following areas: a global understanding of SOS principles, intervention, parent education, and personal development. The Certification Program is ideal for SOS Trained Therapists who are looking for further training and additional feedback regarding their SOS Feeding Therapy intervention with children and families.

Therapists may become trained by fulfilling the following pre-requisite requirements:

  1. Completion of the Basic SOS Approach to Feeding Course (3.75 Day) within the last 5 years, OR completion of the Basic SOS Approach to Feeding Course (3 Day) Plus the Advanced Topic Online Course = Tools in Your Pantry: Effectively Using the New Oral Motor Steps, both within the last 5 years
  1. Completion of the Advanced Topic Course: Parents as Partners: Helping the “Challenging” Family within the last 5 years
  1. Therapists who attended an SOS Approach to Feeding Course before 2010 would be expected to repeat the Basic course

The Certification was developed to address therapists’ needs for additional assistance implementing the SOS philosophies into their work environment and to receive guidance on specific treatment cases. “The certification program provides participants an opportunity to have individualized coaching and feedback on implementing the SOS Approach to Feeding philosophies into their practice and unique work environments. Certified participants will be placed on our professional referral list for which we are consistently providing to families in need of quality services across the country.” – Bethany C.F. Kortsha, Occupational Therapist, SOS Feeding Solutions at STAR, Director of Clinical Mentorship Toomey & Associates

Education Resources, Inc. has been a long-time supporter of the SOS Approach to Feeding and the Basic SOS Approach to Feeding Course taught by Dr. Kay Toomey.

If you have not taken Kay’s course within the last five years or if you are new to this course, check out the new content and format here:

When Children Won’t Eat: Picky Eaters vs. Problem Feeders. Assessment and Treatment Using the SOS Approach to Feeding
June 7-10, 2018 – Indianapolis, IN

Do not hesitate to contact us with any questions

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14 Responses to New SOS Feeding Certification


    I took the the basic SOS course in January 2011- 6 years ago this month. Do I need to repeat basic course or can I take the the two advanced on-line courses to complete my SOS certification?

  2. Jennifer Woody says:

    Is there a schedule for the Advanced Topic Course: Helping the “Challenging” Family in 2017? I’ve taken the Basic SOS course within the last 5 years and I’m interested in completing steps to certification

  3. Diane Barrett says:

    Why aren’t you targeting Registered Dietitians?

    • Mandy Washington says:

      Hi Diane thank you for reaching out to us with regards to courses for registered Dietitians.

      I wanted to let you know that we are building our new audience of dieticians. Many of our feeding courses have recently been approved by the dietetic Commission on Dietetic Registration including the SOS course with Kay Toomey
      I would love to add your details to our mailing/email list, so that you receive information about any relevant courses coming to your area:
      Please do not hesitate to reach out to us with any questions and visit our Dietitian page on our website .
      All the very best

  4. Dee Stanfield says:

    I have taken all the SOS courses either online or onsite within the past 5 years. Is there I way I can obtain the certification?

  5. Kim M Meinke says:

    I am a state Licensed SLPA and ASHA approves SLPA’s to do feeding therapy in Illinois . I am I able to receive a certification SOS?

  6. Kristin says:

    How do I register for the course in Memphis, TN on April 27-30?

    • Mandy Washington says:

      Hi Kristin, the April date took place in 2017, I am sorry. This course is coming to Indianapolis, In in June of this year. Please click on the link above for details.
      thank you for contacting us.

  7. nicole says:

    i took sos 4 day course back in 2009. IS there a “review” course I can take for a discounted price rather than re-taking the whole thing?

    • Mandy Washington says:

      Hi Nicole, we do not offer a “review” course. The current course we offer is different from 2009. It is in a NEW FORMAT including multiple opportunities for video analysis and clinical problem solving.
      I hope this helps.
      Best, Mandy

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