Implementing Feeding Therapy Interventions for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
This live online course will provide education on entry-level and intermediate skill level feeding therapy interventions for clinicians working with children on the Autism Spectrum. Some of the intervention topics that will be discussed are oral motor skills, cup drinking, utensil use, food/plate presentation, use of visuals, recommended cups, plates, utensils to support different skill levels, food chaining, and creating home programs. A brief review of intake and assessment for feeding therapy will be included, with resources for feeding assessments and screening tools.
- Participants will be able to utilize intervention strategies taught to support children with feeding deficits on their caseload
- Participants will be able to identify when certain interventions are needed to support independence in mealtime.
- Participants will be able to utilize information and resources to complete initial assessments and intakes for feeding therapy services.
Feeding therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, pediatric dieticians, and nutritionists
Price and What's Included:
This webinar will be recorded and made available after the live event for free to all registrants (lifetime access). A certificate of completion will be provided as well as course resources and handouts. The cost of this webinar is:
- $60 CAD
- $45 CAD for Embodia Members (subscribers)
OTD, MOT, OTR/L, Certified Holistic Nutritionist, Pediatric Feeding Specialist
Samantha Heidenreich earned her Masters and Doctorate degrees in Occupational Therapy from the University of St Augustine for Health Sciences. Her Doctoral Capstone focused on implications for nutrition and feeding intervention for children on the Autism Spectrum. She has professional experience in various fields of pediatric practice including early intervention, private practice, inpatient, school based, and teletherapy services. She has been trained in multiple advanced courses for feeding and works to support professionals in the field by providing continuing education courses. Samantha became a Certified Holistic Nutritionist to help facilitate the feeding interventions she was providing to support better outcomes for clients overall health and behaviors. In addition to treating clients in traditional settings, Samantha owns an online platform and social media accounts which provide education and support for families and professionals focused on pediatric feeding and nutrition.social media: @playfully_occupied website: www.playfullyoccupied.com