Session four –

I Believe I Can Fly: Skills and Confidence in Responsive Feeding Therapy

How to request
Certificate of Attendance &
RD CEU Certificate

Course Description:

In order to be competent in feeding, children need to feel safe, enjoy positive relationships around food, enjoy mealtimes, and be allowed to develop skills at their own rate. This means that children need to be able to respond to their body’s cues confidently and develop their own preferences as their skills mature. Parental competence is important as well, as they learn to support children as they grow and change. This course will cover the importance of presumed competence, the benefits of building on strengths instead of targeting weaknesses and ways that therapists can help families provide scaffolding/support for kids in a timely way.

DURATION: 1.5 hours

Heidi Liefer Moreland MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S

Heidi is a speech therapist and feeding specialist with Thrive by Spectrum Pediatrics.  Heidi is a self-proclaimed “research geek”, but also has 30 years of practical experience in working with children.  For the last 25 years she has specialized in working with children who have feeding challenges in a variety of settings.  Relying on her training in communication, childhood development and feeding and swallowing development, Heidi helps children develop a trusting relationship with food that allows their skills to flourish.  She loves helping children and families work together to develop happy and healthy mealtime communication and habits that will last and grow as they do.   Heidi supports families virtually and in-person and is a frequent speaker on pediatric feeding treatment nationally and internationally.   

Jennifer Berry, MS, OT/L

Jennifer Berry is an occupational therapist and feeding specialist with Thrive by Spectrum Pediatrics. Jennifer has more than 2 decades of experience helping children overcome challenges they face when it comes to eating. Using her extensive knowledge of learning, sensory processing, attachment, and motor skill development, Jennifer facilitates children’s abilities to trust, understand and relate to food now and long into the future. Coaching parents into confidence around feeding their kids and family mealtimes brings her great joy and impactful results to the families she serves. Jennifer supports families virtually and in-person through family mealtime coaching, remote responsive feeding therapy, and the Thrive by Spectrum Pediatrics Feeding Tube Weaning Program.

CEU information:

Certificates of attendance and RD CEU certificates are issued for the entire 9-hour Foundational Series.  Information can be found here.