WEBINAR | Let Your Child Be Your Guide: Strategies for Happy Mealtimes [December 8 2020] [9:00AM-10:30AM EASTERN TIME]

WEBINAR | Let Your Child Be Your Guide: Strategies for Happy Mealtimes [December 8 2020] [9:00AM-10:30AM EASTERN TIME]


Date: December 8, 2020

Location: Webinar (09:00AM-10:30AM EDT)

Presenter: Monica Purdy, MA, CCC-SLP

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Course Description

TalkTools Instructor, Monica Purdy, will be taking a look at the essential connection between sensory processing and feeding. When therapists and families approach mealtime through the lens of the child and their unique sensory system, the pressure is off -- realistic expectations can be set, and anxiety can be reduced for the whole family. Monica will be providing her proven strategies for making feeding therapy a positive experience with the pediatric client taking the lead.

We want to hear from participants about their mealtime challenges – and solutions!

Learning Outcomes

  1. Participants will be able to understand impacts of sensory processing on feeding.
  2. Participants will be able to implement 3 sensory-based, child-centric strategies to improve feeding
  3. Participants will be able to create a checklist for families to mealtime success at home

Content Disclosure: This presentation will focus on treatment methods related to the use of TalkTools® OPT resources. Other similar treatment approaches will receive limited or no coverage during this lecture.

This program is offered for 0.15 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level; Professional Area)(see TalkTools ASHA CEU Policy and Process for more information)

TalkTools®️ is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. Provider #: 4782. This self-study course qualifies for 1.5 self-study contact hours or 0.15 CEUs in the Category of Occupational Therapy Process. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Course Level: Intermediate.

Webinar Details


Schedule (09:00AM - 10:30AM Eastern)

  • 15 minutes    Participants Share Their Mealtime “War” Stories
  • 15 minutes    Sensory Processing: Typical vs. Atypical
  • 15 minutes    Sensory Processing and Feeding
  • 15 minutes    Feeding through the eyes of the child
  • 20 minutes    Top Strategies for Happy Mealtimes
  • 10 minutes    Wrap-up/Participant Share


Monica Purdy, MA, CCC-SLP Instructor Bio and Financial Disclosure 

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