Kim Barthel - Eating and Feeding: Sensory, Attachment and Motor Strategies

May 17, Friday – May 18, Saturday 9:00am – 4:30pm


Cost: $435
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Eating and Feeding: Sensory, Attachment and Motor Strategies

May 17 -18 , 2019, 9 am - 4:30 pm

Instructors:

- Kim Barthel, BMR, OTR ,C/NDT

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Course Description:

Many clients with both neuro-developmental challenges and mental health issues experience profound disturbances in their sensory processing. These sensory processing challenges often manifest in daily functions of eating and feeding.

Picky eaters are often orally defensive when managing what they perceive are uncomfortable tastes, smells, sounds and textures of foods. Alternately, individuals with diagnosed eating disorders have typically been identified as experiencing a combination of behavioral, emotional, psychological, and interpersonal challenges.

Current trends in neurobiology suggest these disorders have merging challenges that require a holistic approach to their intervention.

This unique two-day workshop will introduce and integrate sensory processing challenges, motor control limitations, eating disorders and attachment theory in a cutting-edge exploration of ideas about trans-disciplinary research, assessment and intervention.

Course objectives:

At the completion of this seminar, participants will:

  • How sensory processing issues appear and how they relate to feeding, eating and eating disorders

  • The neurobiological connections between sensory processing and eating disorders

  • The motor control challenges connected to eating, feeding and eating disorders, based upon cutting-edge research

  • Attachment theory and its impact on eating disorders, rigid thinking, perfectionism, inflexibility and relationships

  • The weaving of sensory processing, attachment and early life stress contribute to the picture of eating disorders

  • Basic postural and motor control strategies to supporting eating disorders

  • Problem-solving skills and an introduction to sensory and relational treatment strategies for eating disorders

Day One
* There will be a 15 minute break each morning and each afternoon.

9 AM to Noon          

  • How sensory processing issues appear and how they relate to feeding, eating and eating disorders.

  • The neurobiological connections between sensory processing and eating disorders.

Noon to 1 PM

lunch on your own

1 PM to 4:30 PM

  • Attachment theory and its impact on eating disorders, rigid thinking, perfectionism, inflexibility and relationships

  • The weaving of sensory processing, attachment and early life stress contributions to the picture of eating disorders (videos and case examples) Day 2 Schedule:

Day Two

9 AM to Noon          

  • Problem-solving skills and an introduction to sensory and relational treatment strategies for eating disorders

  • Practical sensory and relational strategies for eating and feeding challenges (video analysis and practical lab)

Noon to 1 PM

lunch on your own

1 PM to 4:30 PM     

  • Understanding the role of postural and motor control issues in eating disorders and feeding related issues

  • Basic postural and motor control strategies for eating and feeding challenges

  • Putting the pieces together

Presenters:

Kim Barthel, OTR

Kim Barthel is an international speaker, teacher and author from Canada. Kim is an advanced neuro-developmental treatment (NDT) instructor, a sensory integration instructor, and an Occupational Therapist with 35+ years’ experience who trains therapists and educators the world over on many topics. Kim's special interests include complex behaviour, neurobiology, attachment theory, trauma and mental health. Her mission is to support the conscious evolution of the human spirit.

Where:

Mary Bridge Good Samaritan Children’s Therapy Unit
402 15th AVE SE
Puyallup, WA 98372
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When:

Friday & Saturday, May  17 - 18, 2019
 9 am – 4:30 pm

Cost:

Regular Rate $435

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Credit:

1.2 CEUs (12 Education Contact Hours)

Contact:

Normajean Friend - Education Program Assistant

253.697.5225 [email protected]

Cancellation/Refunds

Full refund of the course registration fee, less $75 administration fee, will be granted upon receipt of written request post marked 14 days prior to date of class. We reserve the right to cancel any course due to insufficient registration or extenuating circumstances. Please do not make non-refundable travel arrangements until you have called us and received confirmation that the course will be held. We are not responsible for any expenses incurred by participants if the course must be cancelled.



Location Details

402 15th AVE SE-
Puyallup, WA 98372

Contact Details

2536975225
[email protected]


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