Upcoming Events and Webinars



BITES®: The Behavioral InTEgrated with Speech Approach to Feeding Therapy

Presented by: Dr. Laura Seiverling, PhD, BCBA-D and Elise Jusko, M.S. CCC-SLP

Dates: Friday, December 8th & Saturday, December 9th, 2023

Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm EST both days

Location: Virtual via Zoom Platform

Saver Rate (by November 10th): $375

Standard Rate (by December 6th): $400

Registration deadline: December 6th, 2023

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bites-the-behavioral-integrated-with-speech-approach-to-feeding-therapy-tickets-735773507367?aff=oddtdtcreator

Learning CEUs:  This course will be offered for 1.2 ASHA CEUs and 12 BACB CEUs. 

Participants must attend both days (12-hour duration) to be eligible to receive BACB and ASHA CEUs.  All registrants will have 7-day access to the recording; however, those seeking ASHA CEUs must attend the event live to be eligible for CEU credits. 

*All participants who attend the entire course will receive a Bites Feeding Therapy certificate, recognizing the completion of the 12-hour course.


Course description: This course provides an overview of cross-disciplinary collaboration between Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) and Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs) for the assessment and treatment of pediatric feeding problems. The presenters will review case studies involving food selectivity, chewing difficulties, overstuffing, packing, liquid refusal, self-feeding, and tube dependency.

Course Learning Objectives:

Participants will be able to:

  1. Describe typical feeding development.
  2. Identify the role of various disciplines involved in multidisciplinary feeding evaluations.
  3. Identify common medical and environmental factors that may lead to a feeding problem.
  4. Identify the role of both SLPs and BCBAs in the assessment and intervention of a range of pediatric feeding problems including food selectivity, chewing difficulties, food overstuffing, packing, liquid refusal, self-feeding challenges, and tube dependency.
  5. Describe how to incorporate behavioral components into various types of feeding interventions.
  6. Describe how to implement data collection procedures and analyze data to develop feeding protocols.
  7. Discuss the various ways that a client’s oral motor skills can be assessed and targeted as part of a feeding intervention.
  8. Identify the various factors that need to be considered when designing a pediatric feeding intervention.


 Course Completion Requirements:

  • Participant attendance will be verified from the digital platform used to host the event and Google docs attendance code verification.
  • You must remain on a computer or tablet for the entire 12-hour duration in order to be eligible to receive CE credits.
  • A certificate of completion will be issued within 2 weeks of course completion.
  • This course is not provided for partial credit.

Target Audience:

This workshop is intended for:

  • Speech-Language Pathologists
  • Behavior Analysts
  • Psychologists
  • Other Special Educators

About the Speaker(s):

Dr. Laura Seiverling is a licensed psychologist and Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). She has over 15 years of experience working with multidisciplinary teams in the field of pediatric feeding disorders. She worked for five years at St. Mary’s Hospital for Children’s Center for Pediatric Feeding Disorders in Bayside, New York, serving as both the psychologist and clinical supervisor of the program. She now serves as an Assistant Professor at Ball State University.  Dr. Seiverling has published more than thirty articles and book chapters in the areas of feeding problems, autism spectrum disorder, staff and parent training, and behavioral interventions.

Elise Jusko, M.S. CCC/SLP is a Speech-Language Pathologist that has been practicing for 28 years. She has been specializing in feeding for 21 years. She was one of the first SLPs at The Feeding Program at The Children’s Hospital of Richmond.  Elise is the co-founder of the first intensive interdisciplinary feeding program in New York.  She currently owns a private practice and provides consultation services.                                                                                                                                                   

Speakers’ Financial Disclosures:                                                                                                                                                  

Financial Disclosure: Laura Seiverling, PhD, BCBA-D, is an employee and co-founder of Bites Feeding Therapy, LLC.  She receives honoraria and payments for BITES® workshops, webinars and consultation services.  She is also the co-author of Broccoli Boot Camp: Basic Training for Parents of Selective Eaters, which may be mentioned during the presentation.  She receives royalties from sales of the book.

Non-Financial Disclosure: She has no relevant relationship with products described in the BITES® presentations.

Financial Disclosure: Ms. Elise Jusko, MS, CCC-SLP is an employee and co-founder of Bites Feeding Therapy, LLC.  She receives honoraria and payments for BITES® workshops, webinars and consultation services.

Non-Financial Disclosure: She has no relevant relationship with products described in the BITES® presentations.                                                                                                                                                   

Refund Policy: Attendees may request a refund up until the start day of the event.

Disability Statement: If you have a disability and may require specific accommodations in order to fully participate, please email bitesfeedingtherapy@gmail.com at least 10 calendar days prior to the event so appropriate arrangements can be made.  

Complaint Policy: If you are dissatisfied with any aspect of your continuing education experience, grievance(s) can be submitted in writing to bitesfeedingtherapy@gmail.com.

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