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Self-Study

Mealtime Success: Transform Food Refusal Into Food Acceptance


Credit Available - See CEs/Contact Hours tab below.

Average Rating:
   11
Category:
Food & Nutrition
Trainer:
Susan L. Roberts, MDiv, OTR/L
Duration:
5 Hours 54 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Original Program Date:
Mar 28, 2014


Description

  • 4 Dietary myths that contribute to nutritional problems
  • Strategies to successfully introduce new and nourishing foods
  • Re-establish healthy roles and responsibilities during mealtimes
  • Interventions that motivate and reward expanded food choices
  • Synchronicities between play behaviors, emotional development and mealtime skills

Eating disorders, obesity, diabetes, and chronic gastrointestinal inflammation frequently form unhealthy partnerships with the sensory and behavioral challenges faced by autistic children at mealtime. Sensory processing problems heighten aversions and obsessions to specific smells, textures, and tastes, resulting in extremely selective eating, nutritional deficiencies, and food addictions that aggravate gastrointestinal disorders common on the autism spectrum. Parents and guardians often exacerbate the problem by reacting to behavioral challenges at the table in ways that actually reinforce poor eating habits.

Discover highly effective, step-by-step strategies for integrating new and nourishing foods, expanding food selection, preventing GI distress, and transitioning the dinner table from battleground to common ground. This course will outline typical development of eating skills, medically recognized nutritional needs of the growing child, and sensory-based approaches to mealtime behavioral issues. Explore a variety of techniques that encourage children to participate during mealtime. Learn to develop successful programs that promote active play, self-care, compassionate caregivers, and the use of imagination.

OUTLINE

OVERVIEW

  • Commonalities in the epidemics of autism, obesity, GI inflammation, and diabetes
  • Need for multifaceted nutritionally-based approach to these conditions
  • Importance of child-centered approach for long-term successful outcomes

HUNGER AND SATIETY

  • Biomedical reasons for refusal to eat
  • Sensory processing factors that affect food choices
  • Research supporting the benefits of enjoying what we eat
  • Use positive behavioral reinforcement to get improved food exploration
  • Case studies

TECHNIQUES TO IMPROVE NUTRITIONAL OUTCOMES

  • Common food “addictions ” that affect nutrition and health
  • Nutrition impact on neurodevelopment and autism
  • Food journals to assess nutritional needs
  • Food journals to assess sensory preferences
  • Create food chains to expand a child’s diet
  • Case studies

STRATEGIES FOR: A CAREGIVER’S RESPONSIBILITIES FOR NUTRITIONAL AND BEHAVIORAL OUTCOMES

  • Why children (and the adults who care for them) make toxic food choices
  • Research on the importance of family meals
  • Re-establish healthy roles and responsibilities
  • Assist caregivers with meal planning
  • Case studies

A CHILD-CENTERED PROGRAM FOR SUCCESSFUL OUTCOMES

  • Problems of trust for “super-tasters” and “super-smellers”
  • Use developmental assessments to determine readiness for mealtime skills
  • Create play-based programs to develop comfort with unfamiliar foods
  • Case studies

OBJECTIVES

 

  1. Communicate commonalities in the development of play, emotional intelligence and mealtime skills.
  2. Determine common myths about picky eaters and the research-based evidence that contradicts these commonly held assumptions.
  3. Analyze and differentiate a child’s current food choices for nutritional value and sensory preferences
  4. Formulate a plan for successfully introducing new and nourishing foods.
  5. Integrate therapeutic interventions that motivate and reward expanded food choices and the development of competent eating skills.

CEs/Contact Hours


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NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after completing the on-line post-test (80% passing score) and completing the evaluation). 

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South Carolina Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists and Psycho-Educational Specialists

This program has been approved for 6.0 continuing education hours by the South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Psycho-Educational Specialists. Approval #4540.


Educators

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Florida Psychologists

PESI, Inc., is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Psychology.Provider Number #50-399.This product qualifies for 6.3 self-study continuing education credits.


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Illinois Social Workers

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Kansas Social Workers

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Minnesota Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Minnesota, Board of Social Work. Provider #: CEP-140. This self-study package has been approved for 6.0 continuing education hours. This certificate has been issued upon successful completion of a post-test.



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Susan L. Roberts, MDiv, OTR/L, , has worked with autistic children, their families, and their communities for more than 20 years, developing “positive” and highly-effective solutions for the home and school. She received her Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy from Boston University, and research interests in the sensory aspects of healing rituals led her to a Master of Divinity from Harvard University. Today, her research focuses on the primary occupation of childhood – play, as well as the use of mind/body approaches to achieve optimal health and wellness.

Ms. Roberts has taught a variety of courses in the occupational therapy departments of Eastern Kentucky University and New York Institute of Technology. She opened and operated a play-based pediatric clinic in Tucson, Arizona, and she was named Arizona Occupational Therapy Association’s Occupational Therapist of the Year in 1993. Ms. Roberts went on to complete the Professional Training Program at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition in New York City. She currently coaches parents and therapists who want to – enjoy mealtimes that nourish both body and soul.

Susan Roberts co-authored My Kid Eats Everything: A Journey from Picky to Adventurous Eating, Kinesiology: Movement in the Context of Activity, and Biomechanics: Problem Solving for Occupational Therapy.

 

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Susan Roberts is the author for Mosby Publishing and Element Consulting Incorporated Publishing. She receives a referral honorarium from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. She is an affiliate for GNOWFGLINS.com. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-Financial: Susan Roberts has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.


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