Upcoming Events and Webinars

SPRING 2023 EVENT SCHEDULE

Spring 2023 events draft 3

REGISTRATION AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR EACH EVENT BELOW

Entire Series Registration

Those who attend all 4 parts (live or recorded), will receive a BITES® Feeding Therapy Training Certificate recognizing your completion of this 12-hour course.  If interested in purchasing the entire 4-part series for a discounted price of $350 (plus processing fees), please register here by 2/28/2023 instead of purchasing individual events.  If you miss this deadline and you are interested in purchasing past events, please contact us at bitesfeedingtherapy@gmail.com so we can assist.  Have you previously attended Part 1 and would like to receive a BITES® Feeding Therapy Training Certificate for completing parts 2, 3, and 4 events this Spring? Please also contact us.

Part 1 | An Introduction to BITES®:  A Behavioral InTEgrated with Speech Approach to Feeding Therapy

Date:  Tuesday, February 28th

Time:  11:00 am – 2:00 pm EST (with 7-day access to recorded event)

Price:  $100 USD

Workshop Description:
Pediatric feeding problems are complex and often require a multi-disciplinary approach to assessment and treatment. The Behavioral InTEgrated with Speech approach, known as BITES®, focuses specifically on how Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) and speech-language pathologists (SLPS) can work together to assess feeding problems and develop interventions for them.

With over 30 years of combined experience in the field of pediatric feeding disorders, Dr. Laura Seiverling, Psychologist and BCBA-D, and Elise Jusko, CCC-SLP, will draw from their own experiences working on a multidisciplinary feeding team together and will provide an overview of how cross-discipline collaboration between SLPs and BCBAs can look when it comes to both assessment and treatment of various pediatric feeding disorders.

This 3-hour CE workshop will teach participants how to describe typical feeding development, identify the role of various disciplines involved in multidisciplinary feeding evaluations, identify common medical and environmental factors that may lead to a feeding problem, and learn the role of both SLPs and BCBAs in assessment and treatment of pediatric feeding disorders. Three BACB learning CEUs available for attending live or watching the recording of this event!  All registrants will have 7-day access to the recording.

Learning Objectives:

1.Participants will be able to describe typical feeding development.

2.Participants will be able to identify the role of various disciplines involved in multidisciplinary feeding evaluations.
3. Participants will be able to identify common medical and environmental factors that may lead to a feeding problem.
4. Participants will learn the role of both SLPs and BCBAs in assessment and treatment of pediatric feeding disorders.
5. Participants will learn how to collect baseline data and determine a starting point for feeding interventions. They will also learn how to collect data on various mealtime behaviors, graph child mealtime behavior, and how to write task-analyzed feeding protocols.
6. Participants will learn how to use behavioral skills training to train caregivers to implement feeding interventions.

Register for Part 1 here

Part 2 | Treating Food and Liquid Refusal and Selectivity in Children

Date:  Tuesday, March 28th

Time:  11:00 am – 2:00 pm EST (with 7-day access to recorded event)

Price:  $100 USD

Part 2 description:  This 3-hour CE workshop will teach participants how SLPs and BCBAs can work together to assess and treat both inappropriate mealtime behavior as well as oral motor skill deficits when working with children with mild to severe food selectivity as well as children who are selective about the types of liquids and drinking vessels they will accept.  The speakers will also provide suggestions for how to improve self-feeding skills in those who exhibit food selectivity. Case studies will be provided to demonstrate the various ways clinicians may need to collaborate depending on a patient profile. Three BACB learning CEUs available for attending live or watching the recording of this event!  All registrants will have 7-day access to the recording.

Learning Objectives

  1. Participants will learn how to take a number of factors into account when developing a food selectivity intervention.
  2. Participants will learn how to develop food selectivity interventions with and without the use of escape extinction.
  3. Participants will recognize when and how to modify behavioral feeding interventions across the course of a food selectivity intervention.
  4. Participants will learn various ways to participate in interprofessional collaboration with others when designing and implementing food and liquid selectivity interventions.

Register for Part 2 here

Part 3 | Treating Feeding Problems in Children with Oral Motor Impairments

Date:  Tuesday, April 25th  

Time:  11:00 am – 2:00 pm EST (with 7-day access to recorded event)

Price:  $100 USD

Part 3 description:  This 3-hour CE workshop will teach participants how SLPs and BCBAs can work together to develop and implement feeding interventions for children who have oral motor impairments.  Interventions to teach and improve chewing will be described as well as interventions to address packing, food overstuffing, rapid eating, and tongue thrusts.  Case studies will be provided to demonstrate the various ways clinicians may need to collaborate depending on a patient profile.  Ms. Jusko (CCC-SLP) will explain the various ways oral motor skills can be assessed and targeted as part of a pediatric feeding intervention that includes behavioral treatment components. Three BACB learning CEUs available for attending live or watching the recording of this event!  All registrants will have 7-day access to the recording.

Part 3 Learning Objectives

  1. Participants will learn how to take a number of factors into account when developing a feeding intervention for a child with oral motor impairments.
  2. Participants will learn the various ways that a client’s oral motor skills can be assessed and targeted as part of a behavioral feeding intervention.
  3. Participants will recognize when and how to modify feeding interventions that target various oral motor skills.
  4. Participants will learn various ways to participate in interprofessional collaboration with others when designing and implementing feeding interventions with children who exhibit a range of oral motor skill deficits.

Register for Part 3 here

Part 4 | Treating Medically Complex Feeding Cases

Date:  Tuesday, May 23rd   

Time:  11:00 am – 2:00 pm EST (with 7-day access to recorded event)

Price:  $100 USD

Part 4 description:  This 3-hour CE workshop will teach participants how SLPs and BCBAs can work together, along with other vital team members such as medical providers, dietitians, and occupational therapists to develop and implement feeding interventions for children who are medically complex.  For this event, the speakers will focus on tube weaning feeding cases, preparing children for instrumental swallow evaluations, and how to recognize and track signs and symptoms of gastrointestinal (GI) discomfort during feeding interventions.  Case studies will demonstrate the various ways clinicians may need to collaborate depending on a patient profile.  Three BACB learning CEUs available for attending live or watching the recording of this event!  All registrants will have 7-day access to the recording.

Part 4 Learning Objectives: 

  1. Participants will identify the role of various disciplines involved in multidisciplinary assessment and treatment of medically complex pediatric feeding cases.
  2. Participants will learn the common medical problems that may lead to the development and persistence of a child’s feeding problem.
  3. Participants will learn how to use data collection to track signs and symptoms of GI discomfort during feeding interventions.
  4. Participants will learn how SLPs and BCBAs can work together to prepare a client for an instrumental swallow evaluation.
  5. Participants will learn various approaches to tube weaning in medically complex feeding cases.
  6. Participants will learn various ways to participate in interprofessional collaboration with others when designing and implementing feeding interventions with children who are medically complex.

Register for Part 4 here