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Presented by: Jessica Lewis, MS, OTR/L
originally recorded January 15, 2015

Webinars are video presentations and include the recorded PowerPoint and lecture and a .pdf copy of the PowerPoint notes.

Description: This webinar builds on the foundations laid in ‘Why the Picky Eater’s Picky: Assessing Sensory and Motor Barriers to Eating.’ This presentation provides viewers with treatment strategies that address oral motor and feeding problems, guiding them in how to develop appropriate treatment plans, provide treatment strategies for use in the home and community, and when to recommend alternative or additional support services.

Learning Objectives:
By the end of this webinar viewers will be able to:

  1. Recognize ways to develop a treatment plan approach based on evaluation findings.
  2. List treatment techniques for a wide range of clients with limited diets.
  3. Identify strategies to support selective eaters in the home and in the community.
  4. Recognize when to recommend additional support services.

Course Level: Intermediate. There are no prerequisites for this course.

Suitable For: Occupational therapists, OT assistants, physical therapists, PT assistants and students, speech and language therapists, teachers, teacher’s aides, and other educators.

Domain: Performance Skills
Process: Intervention

Contact Hours: This course is worth 1.5 contact hours or .15 AOTA CEUs.

Completion Requirements: To receive contact hours for this course you must listen to the recorded webinar in its entirety and complete the accompanying assessment.

About the Speaker: Jessica is a Licensed and Certified Occupational Therapist. She received her Master of Science degree in occupational therapy from the University of New Hampshire. She has experience in pediatrics, particularly in acute mental health and outpatient settings. Jessica is currently the Oral Motor Coordinator at OTA and she continues to develop this area of special interest through evaluation and treatment of children with feeding and oral motor difficulties. She has attended the SOS Approach to Feeding and MORE courses which have expanded this area of knowledge. Jessica has also completed the Sensory Integration Assessment and Intervention certification course (SIPT) and is a certified provider of Therapeutic Listening.

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Continuing Education:


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