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Feeding, Eating & Swallowing Courses? Learn with us!
Most of us did NOT learn how to comprehensively evaluate and address swallowing issues back in OT school, especially not for our pediatric clients. Mealtime is one of our most important occupations, and you can't eat if you can't swallow. That's where: "The Neurobiology of Swallowing & Dysphagia" comes in! 15 course hours, CA Advanced Practice (SWC) approved
Baby Led Weaning
Need effective intervention ideas and tools for helping your pediatric clients build their oral motor skills? Wondering what Baby Led Weaning is and how you can use it? Not to worry- this topic is one of our favorites. Check out our essential course: Teaching Kids to Eat
8 course hours, CA Advanced Practice (SWC) approved
This topic can make even the most confident OT or SLP a little sweaty. We've been there. And we've spent years digesting the research and trying out
techniques to bring you a course that is unique and invaluable: Re-Thinking Picky Eating is foundational for all therapists working with picky eaters.
14 course hours. CA Advanced Practice (SWC) approved
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You are a hard working, creative and thoughtful therapist. You love your clients and want to do an excellent job- even when you feel "in over your head."
When it comes to pediatric feeding, eating, swallowing, and mealtime issues, it's easy to get overwhelmed and lost because these topics are complex! Our goal is to make it easy and help you take what you already know and apply it to feeding therapy. We also want to expand the lenses that you use to evaluate and treat feeding issues in infants and kids. We want to empower all feeding therapists to think critically and use a wider variety of tools to get better outcomes for clients.
Are you an SLP? We're here for you too!
Our courses are currently not ASHA CEU approved (we're working on it) but in the meantime, ASHA provided us the following information:
"ASHA CEUs are just one way that an SLP can meet the professional development requirement for certification maintenance. They may also use any acceptable professional development activities that are not registered for ASHA CEU. Professional development courses that are applicable to speech language pathology practice are acceptable professional development activities."
THIS IS HARD
Is it safe to feed him that? What happens if she starts to choke? This stuff can feel scary and overwhelming. But it doesn't have to be. We can help.
We've made mistakes too (have you heard Kim's hamburger story or the one where Kary accidentally flew a child out of a swing?) Let's just say, "we get it" and we don't judge.
You are our "why!" We love people, especially feeding therapists. We started F&G because we felt OTs deserved high quality support without judgement.
Looking for tools & more guidance in your feeding work?
Wanna be besties? Have you taken one of our courses and are craving even more discussion, inspiration and learning? We've launched our Feeders & Grower's learning collab- and we want you in our club! This practice area is challenging; we bring broad expertise mixed with honesty and humor to help you problem solve, vent, and learn
Need a feeding eval and write up template? Wondering where to start on a caregiver questionnaire for your feeding practice? Want parent handouts for common feeding topics (like Baby Led Weaning, picky eating, oral motor activities, and mealtime routines)? Or maybe sample goals to add to your back pocket? Check out our available tools & templates here.