TalkTools presenter Vanessa Anderson-Smith, MA, CCC-SLP will be hosting a live webinar this upcoming Wednesday, "Tips and Strategies for Meal Planning and Prep," worth 0.2 ASHA-approved CEUs. Can you guess who Vanessa's special guest who is "stopping by" the webinar will be?
- She's a feeding expert.
- She's a speech-language pathologist.
- She lectures internationally.
- She is the author of essential feeding & mealtime books that any therapist and parent should own. Among her books are the world-renowned Raising a Healthy, Happy Eater and her new book, Adventures in Veggieland.
- You might know her as "Coach Mel" or My Munch Bug.
Join Vanessa and Melanie's webinar, "Tips and Strategies for Meal Planning and Prep" for practical strategies for the therapist-parent/caregiver team to structure meal plans for all kiddos, including those with special needs.
Instruction will include identifying typical vs. atypical feeding patterns and the importance of the parent-therapist partnership in a developing meal plan. Involvement of the family in meal preparation, proper nutrition and integrating individual and cultural perspectives will be discussed.
An overview of sensory activity integration to further facilitate a positive mealtime experience will be presented.
- Recognize typical vs. atypical feeding patterns
- Integrate appropriate sensory activities in a feeding session
- Outline a family meal plan
As this is a LIVE webinar, Vanessa and Melanie are more than excited to answer your questions for them during the Q&A round at the end of the webinar!
Join dream team Vanessa and Coach Mel on Wednesday, July 25 from 12-2 p.m EASTERN TIME.
Can't make it to the live broadcast? Purchase a seat now and you will gain access to the recording of the live broadcast after the live air date.
Vanessa Anderson-Smith, MA, CCC-SLP is a TalkTools presenter and owns Anderson-Smith Speech Therapy in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Her trainings include sensory integration, childhood apraxia of speech, reflex integration, orofacial myology, PROMPT Bridging training, and the SOS Approach to feeding. She is continuing her coursework to become a Certified Orofacial Myologist through the International Association of Orofacial Myology. She holds a BA from Augustana University and an MA from the University of South Dakota.
Melanie Potock, MA, CCC-SLP is a mom who used to have a picky eater. Fast-forward to today, you'll find Melanie blending her expertise on feeding therapy with practical strategies that help the kiddo and even the entire family eat healthier.