Discovering the Mealtime Story: Assessment of the Feeding Relationship
Feeding relationships are dynamic and multidimensional. What seem like insignificant details may have great clinical relevance. This webinar invites you to take a closer look at how to assess feeding relationships. Content includes practical tips, tools, and considerations such as developmental stages, family structures, the family’s food culture etc.
Tailoring treatment to each child’s individual needs is a foundational tenet of Responsive Feeding Therapy (RFT). A thorough assessment informs clinicians about families’ unique situations and enhances their treatment experience. This webinar invites you to take a closer look at how to assess feeding relationships. While it is typical to include elements such as food intake and feeding skills in our assessment, understanding the relational dynamics around food is a more nuanced process. Feeding relationships are dynamic and multidimensional. What seem like insignificant details may have great clinical relevance.
In this webinar, Grace will review elements of feeding relationships and the practical aspects of assessment. Practical tips, tools, and considerations such as developmental stages, family structures, and family’s food culture etc. will be discussed. This webinar is appropriate for RDs, SLPs, OTs, mental health counselors and early intervention specialists new to RFT, as well as seasoned clinicians finetuning their practice in feeding relationships.
DURATION: 1.5 hours
CEUs: 1.5 hours RD CEU approved (certificate +$5); AOTA and ASHA information below
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Grace Wong MSc, RD, CEDS-S
Grace Wong is a registered dietitian specializing in feeding and eating disorders. She works with all ages, and has extensive experience in pediatrics and mental health nutrition. Grace is experienced in working with a broad range of eating challenges along with complex co-existing conditions including medical conditions, mental health concerns, addictions, developmental concerns, and trauma. Besides her clinical practice, she provides training and supervision for health professionals working with feeding and eating disorders in Canada and overseas.
Learning Objectives: at the completion of this course, the participant will be able to:
- Evaluate their current practice in assessing feeding relationships.
- identify 3 factors to consider when assessing feeding relationships.
- identify 3 practices/strategies can be used in assessing feeding relationships.
Approved for 1.5 RD CEU.
Certificates will be issued verifying participation in 1.5 hours of continuing education to SLPs and OTs. Check with your professional organization’s licensing bodies to determine exactly what may be accepted for you.
This course counts towards ASHA professional development hour requirements, and does not require pre-approval. Please keep your certificate as proof of attendance as it is not submitted to ASHA’s CEU registry. Please check with your state certification board for any additional requirements for state licensure, as they all differ. ASHA professional development information
This course counts towards AOTA professional development hour requirements and does not require pre-approval. Please check your state’s and national certifying body guidelines for specific information to determine if it may apply to your state’s licensure requirements. Please keep your certificate as proof of attendance as it is not submitted to any CEU registries. NBCOT certificate and certification , NBCOT certification activities chart