Make the Most of Your Pre-Assessment Paperwork: what to ask, how to interpret it, and how it can set you up for a successful first visit and beyond


 “I was able to make useful additions to my forms, especially sections around feeding history and current feeding practices. I now arrive at client sessions feeling much more informed and prepared. I highly recommend Jo’s approach to anyone who works with families around child feeding issues.”     

Julia Wolman

Registered Nutritionist, MSc, BSc (Hons), RNutr, UK

Learn about the foundation of a solid assessment process in feeding work: the pre-assessment paperwork (intake form). 

Course Description

Deciding what information to request from clients in advance of the first session is not easy. Ask for too much, and parents may feel overwhelmed. Ask for too little, and you may find the bulk of the first session is taken up with collecting information that could have been requested in advance. In this practical webinar, participants will be given a copy of an example intake form to use in their practice. They will also discover the rationale for each section included, learn how to interpret it, and explore how to use the information to focus client assessment and the intervention as a whole.


DATE: Feb 22

TIME: 12 pm EST-1:00 with 10 minutes live Q and A

DURATION: 1 hour

COST: $27

1 CEU pending for RDs

Early Bird rate is 15% off. Copy and paste this code EB888 into the checkout. Expires February 1. 

Equity rate is $10. If you consider yourself to be part of a marginalized community or are struggling financially, please email We’ll send you a coupon code.

Group rate is 15% off for three or more. Please email with registrants names and we’ll send you a coupon code.

Student rate is $10. Select this option at checkout – student email address required.


Jo Cormack 

Jo Cormack is a feeding dynamics specialist, researcher, and registered therapist. She helps families of avoidant eaters with the relational and emotional aspects of food and feeding. Jo is also an award-winning writer on feeding and is in the final stages of a PhD in psychology. Her research area is parental feeding practices in the context of avoidant eating. Jo is the author of Helping Children Develop a Positive Relationship with Food (Jessica Kingsley Publishers). She trains and supervises feeding professionals and is interested in helping clinicians from diverse disciplines draw on psychological and psychotherapeutic theory in their practice. 

CEU information:

1 CEU expected for RDs

Certificates will be issued verifying participation in 1 hour of continuing education to SLPs and OTs. Check with your professional organization’s licensing bodies to determine exactly what may be accepted for you.


Recordings are available to live attendees for one year. If you miss this live session, on-demand access will be available soon.