Feeding Therapy: It’s Not Just About Swallowing

CIAO Seminars

Course Description:

This interactive workshop not only addresses the foundations for eating – the core knowledge of pediatric feeding therapy – but addresses carry-over to the home and school environments as a crucial component to long term success.

  • Learn how to create a supportive atmosphere for eating through optimal positioning, respecting the child’s sensory system and developing stable oral motor patterns during the oral phase of the swallow.
  • Recognize and address the behaviors that children develop to protect themselves from interacting with food.
  • Develop a plan with the family to support their child as he/she learns to love food.
  • Learn strategies for keeping mealtimes joyful for the entire family, even if a child is not yet ready to eat new foods.

  • Note: Therapists are encouraged to invite parents or other caregivers to attend the last hour of this workshop. Please bring specific questions regarding their child’s behavior at home and at school as it relates to food and/or mealtimes. Demonstrate home carryover techniques with real cases!


    December 3, 2011


    Jacksonville, FL


    Hilton Garden Inn Jacksonville Airport
    13503 Ranch Road
    Jacksonville, Florida 32218
    CIAO Room Rate: $79/night

    Who should Attend:

    SLP/SLPA, OT/COTA, Family Members
    Price: $160 Early Group (3+ registrations together), $170 Early Individual
    CEU’s: 0.8 (8 contact hours)


    Register on CIAO Seminars website.