Education Resources Inc. Offers New Training for Mealtime Success

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Education Resources Inc. has expanded its training program to include a new course that explores the growing problem of food refusals and nutritional deficiencies from a new perspective.

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Approved continuing education provider Education Resources Inc. is pleased to offer a new course that explores the growing problem of food refusals and nutritional deficiencies from a uniquely new perspective that addresses self-regulation, socio-cultural, and emotional perspectives while incorporating conventional nutrition, oral-motor skills, sensory processing and behavioral techniques. Medical conditions affected by food refusals include obesity, diabetes, autism spectrum disorders, failure to thrive, ADHD, and learning disabilities.

Leading expert and course instructor Susan Roberts, MDiv, OTR/L invites participants to bring in case-studies from their own practices, and applies her integrative framework which uses play, the primary occupation of childhood, as a focal point for assessing client needs and preparing intervention plans. The seminar format provides ample time to discuss a variety of cases. There is a focus on typical development of eating/feeding behaviors in patients aged 0-3 and 3-5 but will address children of all ages. Participants take away useful tools they can apply immediately in everyday practice. These include: structured observations of play and mealtime behaviors to determine developmental readiness; food journals for determining individual nutritional, sensory and food sensitivity issues; writing functional, measureable play and mealtime goals for school-based interventions that align with Common Core academic standards; and strategies for implementing related performance objectives.

This course is designed for occupational therapists, occupational therapist assistants, speech-language pathologists, speech assistants, physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, registered dieticians, psychologists, social workers, counselors, educators, and nurses.

Education Resources Inc. is pleased to partner with Danbury Hospital to bring this course to Danbury, Connecticut on June 3-4th of 2016, and with P.G. Chambers School to bring this course to Cedar Knolls, New Jersey on November 4-5th of 2016.

Therapists and healthcare professionals are invited to find out more information and register directly through Education Resources Inc.'s website ( or by phone (800-487-6530).

Education Resources Inc. is a leading provider of evidence-based continuing education for physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech language pathologists, assistants, educators and other related services providers. For over 25 years, Education Resources Inc. and its esteemed faculty have educated therapists around the world on the latest topics applicable to school based therapists and other professionals providing services in the schools, in addition to clinicians practicing across the entire continuum of care. Education Resources, Inc. is co-owned by two therapists and is based in Massachusetts.

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