Responsive Feeding Therapy in Early Intervention:
Integrating RFT into daily EI therapy interactions
The values of responsive feeding therapy (RFT) are aligned closely with the guiding principles of early intervention. This course will deepen your understanding of RFT and strategies. You will explore ways to integrate these strategies into daily therapy interactions to better meet the needs of the children and families you serve in early intervention settings.
SPEAKERS: Ashley Glasser, MS, OTR/L and Brianna Brown, MS, CCC-SLP
DATE: January 28, 2022
TIME: 12-2 pm EST with 20-30 minutes live Q and A
DURATION: 2 hours
Early bird rate is 10% off with code EB768 available through January 20th
Student rate is $25 select this option at checkout – student email address required
Equity rate is $10. If you consider yourself to be part of a marginalized community or are struggling financially due to the pandemic, please email email@example.com. We’ll send you a coupon code.
Practitioners who work with the 0-3-year old population are presented with a unique opportunity to support families whose children are going through a period of rapid development. During this period, children’s daily routines and their primary caregivers are their best teachers. Interrupting these naturally occurring processes and learning opportunities through the insertion of therapist-driven strategies and tools is detrimental to the child’s development and the caregiver-child relationship. Early intervention services are required to be dynamic, individualized, and functional with family-driven priorities at the heart of every interaction. Aligning with the key principles of Early Intervention, the RFT values of autonomy, relationship, intrinsic motivation, individualized care, and competence allow a dynamic relationship where the caregiver is supported in being the agent of change. The speakers will expand upon the basic principles of RFT and demonstrate how they fit with the values of Early Intervention. They will use case studies to discuss ways in which to integrate RFT principles into daily therapy interactions that are commonly seen on the Early Intervention caseload.
At the completion of this course, the participant will be able to:
- Articulate the core principles of early intervention
- Articulate the core principles of responsive feeding therapy
- Implement responsive feeding strategies during an early intervention session
Ashley Glasser is an occupational therapist, clinical coordinator, and early intervention supervisor at Spectrum Pediatrics with almost a decade of experience supporting families as an OT and further experience as a former special education teacher. Ashley has extensive knowledge on the use of the research-based coaching model in early intervention. She finds great joy in building caregivers’ capacity to help their children grow and thrive.
Brianna Brown is a speech-language pathologist and feeding specialist with Thrive by Spectrum Pediatrics and has almost a decade of experience supporting families in a variety of settings. She has extensive experience working with families to overcome feeding challenges in the early intervention arena by supporting them in their natural environments and through the use of coaching strategies.
Certificates will be issued verifying participation in 2 hours of continuing education applicable 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 attendees for one year. If you miss this live session, on-demand access will be available soon.