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The Fundamentals in Sensory Feeding Therapy: How to Plan for Optimal Engagement

Eri Theotokas

The Fundamentals in Sensory Feeding Therapy: How to Plan for Optimal Engagement course will prepare you for what you need to know and do, including:

• Getting to know the client or student

• Preparing for your sessions

• Ideal session schedule or timeline

• How to set up the environment

• Food education

• Tools to keep handy

• How to pick food items for each session

• How to food chain

• Hierarchy of steps for picky eaters or problem feeders

It is crucial to be prepared for all scenarios so you can manage your sessions appropriately and accordingly, so plan ahead!


Picky Eaters vs. Problem Feeders

The differences between picky eaters & problem feeders are seen in the frequency and intensity of the “pickiness.” Picky eaters may only be picky with some food items, while some of the time, problem feeders have a much more significant nutritional deficit due to their lack of variety of food. 


The Importance of Feeding Therapy

Feeding therapy is a therapeutic intervention approach led by a professional, usually a speech-language therapist or occupational therapist, to assist children in feeling more comfortable around food and trust different food items. The method helps limit anxiety & aversions during snacks and mealtimes. 

Get Started, Today

By taking the Fundamentals in Sensory Feeding Therapy: How to Plan for Optimal Engagement course, you will: 

  • Familiarize yourself with how to set up the environment 
  • Pick food items for each session
  • Learn how to food chain 
  • Use the hierarchy of steps for picky eaters/problem feeders. 

 

Get ready, get set, and start your Fundamentals in Sensory Feeding Therapy: How to Plan for Optimal Engagement course now to help your picky eaters and problem feeders accept new foods to make a snack or mealtime easier and more nutritious for the whole family!

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About the blogger

Eri Theotokas, MS, CCC-SLP

Eri Theotokas is a certified bilingual speech-language pathologist practicing in New York. She works with clients of all ages on the subjects:
• Monolingual and bilingual speech-language evaluations
• Assistive technology evaluations speech-language therapy
• Feeding therapy for picky eaters and problem feeders

Eri is currently being trained to provide orofacial myology/orofacial myofunctional therapy with her clients. You can contact Eri on Instagram @legenderi.slp and or email her at [email protected].

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