Assessment and Treatment of Complex Feeding Disorders: Assessing and Treating the Whole Child

Aug 21, Saturday – Aug 22, Sunday 6:40am – 3:15pm

Cost: $369
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LIVE WEBINAR- Two Sessions

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ERI is partnering with Mary Bridge Children’s Therapy to offer this webinar

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Live Webinar for Therapists.
Complete Both Sessions for 13.5 Contact Hours (1.35 CEUs)
August 21 - 22, 2021
6:40 am PST (US) • 7:40 am MST • 8:40 am CST • 9:40 am EST

Course Description:

Clinicians will be taught the necessary components of a comprehensive evaluation of feeding problems including those encountered by children with oral motor dysfunction, ankyloglossia, oral motor inexperience, oral hypersensitivity, behavioral rigidity and anxiety as seen in children with cardiac issues, prematurity, ASD, syndromes and SPD. Focus will be on a holistic treatment approach for challenging feeding disorders that are characteristically seen with tube dependency, oral inexperience, severe oral hypersensitivity, rigid eating patterns, and difficulty transitioning to table foods. Participants will leave with a comprehensive therapy tool-box including suggestions for reducing mealtime stress, improving oral competence and thus confidence and ensuring family carryover. Video case analysis will enhance problem-solving in hospital.

Course Objectives:

  • Identify children who are appropriate for oral functional therapy. Perform a holistic evaluation for complex feeding problems.
  • Identify the barriers to normal eating patterns and reasonable treatment goals.
  • Develop a holistic treatment approach, including determining treatment
  • priorities and the appropriate intensity of therapy (including issues of timing as to when to use resources differently).


Mary (Polly) Tarbell-Bickley, M. Ed, CCC-SLP engages students with her dynamic presentation style and deep expertise gained over 29 years as a speech-language pathologist specializing in pediatric feeding disorders. She currently works at the University of Virginia’s Children’s Hospital in Charlottesville, Virginia. She is the director of the nationally-known Encouragement Feeding Program, through which she has directly seen over 600 children with complex feeding disorders. She has published a peer reviewed article in Infants and Young Children regarding weaning children from gastrostomy tubes and has co-published a chapter in Communication Sciences and Disorders: An Introduction, 2006. She currently lectures at the University of Virginia Curry School of Education regarding pediatric feeding disorders.

Intended Audience

This course is designed for those who care for children (infant through school age) with complex feeding disorders; Dietitians, OTs, OTAs, PTs, PTAs, SLPs, Psychologists and Special Educators.

LIVE Webinar - ERI is partnering with Mary Bridge Children’s Therapy to offer this webinar

Cost: $369
Credit: 13.5 Continuing Education Hours

Continuing Education Hours for disciplines not listed below: 13.5 contact hours (1.35 CEUs). Intermediate level.

The IL EI Training program has approved this event for 13.5 hrs of EI credential credit in the area of intervention.

Education Resources is an AOTA Approved Provider for Live and Distance Learning-Independent Courses for 13.5 Contact Hours (1.35 CEUs).
NBCOT Professional Development for 13.5 PDUs.

Approved Provider for the Florida Occupational Therapy Association CE Broker for 16 CE Hours.

This course is offered for up to 1.35 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).
This program has been submitted for approval of 13.5 clock hours of continuing education credit by the TX Speech Language-Hearing-Association (TSHA). TSHA approval does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products or clinical procedures.
Dieticians will receive13.5 hours or 1.35 CEUs

The following state boards of physical therapy accept other states’ approval: AK, AR, AZ, DC, DE, GA, HI, ID, IN, KS, MI, MO, MS, NC, OR, PA, RI, SC, UT, VA, VT, WI, WY. The following state boards of physical therapy either do not require course pre-approval or do not require CEUs for re-licensure: AL, CO, CT, IA, MA, ME, MT, NE, ND, NH, SD, WA.
Education Resources Inc., 266 Main Street, Medfield Ma 02052 508-359-6533

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Cancellation will be accepted until 14 days prior to start date of course, minus a $75 administration fee. There will be NO REFUNDS after 14-day deadline. Registration will be accepted after deadline on a space available basis. We encourage you to register online!

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Assessment and Treatment of Complex Feeding Disorders

Location Details

Live Webinar Online-
Puyallup, WA

Contact Details

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