Dr. Kay Toomey is a pediatric psychologist who has worked for 30 years with children who don’t eat and is recognized around the world as one of the leading experts in understanding and treating infants and children with feeding difficulties.
(PRWEB) August 31, 2016
STAR Institute for Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) granted an award to Dr. Kay Toomey at the July 31, 2016 SOS Approach to Feeding Workshop for her lifelong impact on feeding challenges in children who have SPD. “We are pleased to be honoring Dr. Toomey’s development of the SOS Approach to Feeding program that she has passionately developed throughout her career. Dr. Toomey is so committed to the treatment of children with feeing challenges and is a delight to work with,” explained Dr. Lucy Jane Miller, founder of STAR Institute.
Dr. Kay Toomey is a pediatric psychologist who has worked for 30 years with children who don’t eat and is recognized around the world as one of the leading experts in understanding and treating infants and children with feeding difficulties. She is the developer of the highly effective, family-centered SOS (Sequential Oral Sensory) Approach to Feeding program, which is successfully used by trained providers worldwide to assess and treat children with feeding problems. The program uses principles and practices from multiple disciplines including psychology, pediatrics, occupational therapy, dietetics, and speech-language. The approach combines sensory, motor, oral, behavioral/learning, medical, and nutritional factors and approaches to fully evaluate and manage children with feeding/growth problems. The approach is grounded philosophically in the stages and skills of feeding found in typically developing children.
In addition to directing SOS Feeding Solutions at the STAR Institute Treatment Center, Dr. Toomey speaks nationally and internationally about the SOS Approach to Feeding. She also acts as a consultant to Gerber Products. Dr. Toomey helped establish The Children’s Hospital Pediatric Oral Feeding Clinic in the Denver Rose Medical Center Pediatric Feeding Center. Dr. Toomey co-chaired the Pediatric Therapy Services Department at Rose Medical Center prior to entering private practice.
Learn more about SOS Approach to Feeding at STAR Institute here.
About STAR Institute for Sensory Processing Disorder:
The STAR Institute for Sensory Processing Disorder, a Colorado 501(c)(3), is the world leader in treatment, research, and education for Sensory Processing Disorder, a neurological condition that disrupts the daily lives of more than 4 million Americans. STAR Institute is the premier treatment center for children, adults and families living with Sensory Processing Disorder, feeding disorders, and other sensory conditions associated with ADHD, autism, and other developmental disorders. Dr. Lucy Jane Miller, founder of STAR Institute, is widely recognized as the leader in Sensory Processing Disorder research worldwide. For more information about the Greenwood Village, Colorado clinic, visit http://www.spdSTAR.org or call 303-221-7827.