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Presented by: Dr. Laura Seiverling, PhD, BCBA-D and Elise Jusko, M.S. CCC-SLP

Date & Time: Tuesday, November 8, 2022 – 9:00am-4:00pm EST

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Course Description: 
This course will provide an overview of cross-disciplinary collaboration for the assessment and treatment of various pediatric feeding disorders.  The presenters will review typical feeding development, the mechanics of eating, and common medical and environmental factors that may lead to a pediatric feeding problem.  Case examples will be provided for each of the feeding problems discussed.

Course Completion Requirements:
  • Participant attendance will be verified from the digital platform used to host the event.
  • You must remain on a computer or tablet for the entire class in order to receive CE credits.
  • Participants will be required to submit a course evaluation form within 7 days of course completion, in order to be eligible to receive CE credits.
  • A certificate of completion will be issued within 2 weeks of receipt of the course evaluation.
  • This course is not provided for partial credit.
Target Audience: Intermediate
This workshop is intended for:
  • Speech-Language Pathologists
  • Behavior Analysts
  • Psychologists
  • Other Special Educators
Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:
  1. Describe typical feeding development.
  2. Identify the role of various disciplines involved in multidisciplinary feeding evaluations.
  3. Identify common medical and environmental factors that may lead to a feeding problem.
  4. Identify the role of both SLPs and BCBAs in the assessment and intervention of pediatric feeding disorders.
  5. Describe how to implement data collection procedures and analyze data to develop feeding protocols.
  6. Describe how to use behavioral skills training to teach others to implement feeding interventions.
  7. Describe factors that need to be considered when developing feeding interventions, including oral motor skills,
    medical status, pre-treatment diet variety, and the severity of inappropriate mealtime behavior.
  8. Describe how to develop food selectivity interventions.
  9. List specific skills needed to be taught for chewing interventions.
  10. Identify the interventions used to address food packing, related to avoidance/refusal behavior and inadequate oral motor skills.
  11. Identify various types of prompting procedures for self-feeding interventions.

                               About the Training 


About the Speaker(s):
Dr. Laura Seiverling, PhD, BCBA-D, is a licensed Psychologist and Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). She has over 15 years of experience working with multidisciplinary teams in the field of pediatric feeding disorders. She worked for five years at St. Mary’s Hospital for Children’s Center for Pediatric Feeding Disorders in Bayside, New York, serving as both the psychologist and clinical supervisor of the program. She now serves as an Assistant Professor at Ball State University.  Dr. Seiverling has published more than thirty articles and book chapters in the areas of feeding problems, autism spectrum disorder, staff and parent training, and behavioral interventions.
Financial Disclosure: Dr. Seiverling will receive speaker fees for this presentation.  She is also the co-author of Broccoli Boot Camp: Basic Training for Parents of Selective Eaters, which may be mentioned during the presentation.  She receives royalties from sales of the book.
Nonfinancial DisclosureDr. Seiverling has no relevant relationship with products or services described in the BITES® presentations.
Elise Jusko, M.S. CCC/SLP, Elise Jusko, M.S. CCC/SLP, is a Speech-Language Pathologist that has been practicing for 28 years, specializing in feeding for 21 years. Elise Jusko was one of the first SLPs at The Feeding Program at The Children’s Hospital of Richmond. Along with the help of a Gastroenterologist, Elise created The Interdisciplinary Feeding Program at St. Mary’s Hospital for Children. She currently has a private practice and provides consultation services.
Financial disclosure: Elise Jusko will receive speaker fees for this presentation. 
Non-Financial Disclosure: Elise Jusko has no relevant relationship with products or services described in the BITES® presentations.
If you have a disability and may require specific accommodations in order to fully participate, please email, at least 10 calendar days prior to the event so appropriate arrangements can be made.

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