“Feeding Therapy: It’s Not Just About Swallowing” with Case Studies and Problem Solving By Melanie Potock, MA, CCC-SLP.
26-Apr-2018 8:30 AM - 27-Apr-2018 4:30 PM - -“Feeding Therapy: It’s Not Just About Swallowing” with Case Studies and Problem Solving By Melanie Potock, MA, CCC-SLP.

Melanie is a certified pediatric speech language pathologist and feeding specialist. Melanie is also an international speaker and the author and co-author of many publications.

This 2 day workshop is open to Occupational Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists, Registered Dietitians and Pediatricians.

Learning Objectives
Upon completing the 2-day seminar, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss how protective behaviors develop when GI discomfort, sensory processing challenges, delayed gross and/or fine motor skills impact a child’s willingness to eat.
  • Apply the basic principles of Applied Behavior Analysis to the treatment of pediatric feeding clients .
  • List 3 strategies for improving tongue mobility and developing mature swallowing patterns in children.
  • Describe how to teach the following skills to toddlers and older: biting, chewing, swallowing independently, straw and open cup drinking
  • Implement a hierarchical method of problem solving in order to meet functional outcomes
  • Understand how to problem solve new challenges with future clients by systematically breaking the task into smaller steps and teaching one step at a time.


Date/ Time: April 26 & 27, 2018; 8:30-4:30

Location: Holiday Inn Conference Guelph, Hotel and Convention Centre
601 Scottsdale Drive, Guelph, ON. N1G 3E7

Registration Fee: $495 (includes all course materials and a copy of Melanie’s book “Raising A Healthy, Happy Eater”, as well as coffee breaks)

Registration Deadline: February 16, 2018 (early registration is encouraged, space is limited)


To register please contact: Donna Legge-Nevett (519) 820-4113 or donna@ontariohealth.org


Receipt and Certificate of Attendance will be provided to all attendees

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