Re-Thinking Picky Eating

Habits, Motor Learning, and  Common Sense

 Expanding the treatment lens beyond SI and behavior modification to holistic, connected, learning

November 2, 2019 8:00-5:00pm
November 3, 2019 8:00-3:00pm


Almaden Valley Children’s Therapy Center
6501 Crown Blvd #100a

San Jose, CA 95120


November 16, 2019 8:00-5:00pm
November 17, 2019 8:00-3:00pm


McRory Pediatric Services

19019 Ventura Blvd

Tarzana, CA 91356




Kim Grenawitzke, OTD, OTR/L, SCFES, IBCLC, CNT

   Kary Rappaport, MS, OTR/L, SCFES, IBCLC


DESCRIPTION: This course is for therapists working with babies, toddlers and young children who have difficulty with picky eating, negative mealtime behaviors, and restricted diets. We discuss how habits and routines play a large role in family mealtime experiences and how Occupational Therapists can support children and families with re-shaping daily habits and routines to be health promoting and joyful. We emphasize intervention ideas which support the parent-child dyad during feeding for enhanced bonding, communication, and trust with the understanding that these elements are foundational to healthy mealtime interactions. This course examines the role that interpersonal neurobiology plays to support co-regulation and self-regulation in learning to eat, but also dives into the oral motor skills that underpin successful eating and swallowing.  This approach can help therapist who feel "stuck" in their treatment sessions to expand their view of how to support our clients and their families.

CANCELLATION POLICY: A refund, less a $50 administrative fee, will be made if a cancellation notice is received 14 business days prior to the workshop date. Cancellation by instructors will result in full refund.


SPECIAL NEEDS: If you require ADA accommodations, please contact at least two weeks before the seminar date so that arrangements can be made.

California Advanced Practice Credit Approved (14 hours)