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Paediatric Feeding Foundations Program - online!
8th July - 30th September 2022 AEST
Registrations Closed for 2022
Can you relate...?
You're new to paediatric feeding, there are so many courses out there and you don't know quite where to start...
Or, you’ve been providing some paediatric feeding therapy, but you’re looking for more clarity and confidence…
You wish you had a clear step-by-step plan that you could draw on for approaching each of your feeding clients...
You're short on time and don't have capacity to travel to attend an event or sit in a multi-day workshop (especially in COVID times!)…
You felt more confident in the foundations of paediatric feeding and how to apply that learning in practice?
You were able to fill the gap in your knowledge to work with paediatric feeding clients, rather than referring them all on?
You could walk away with an actionable ‘road-map’ which helped you to navigate feeding assessment and treatment with each client?
You felt confident enough to walk back into your practice and begin applying all you’ve learned in feeding therapy?
You were able to attend online from the comfort of your home or office for just over 2 hours per week, or work at your own pace at time that suited you?
We’re here for you!
We developed the Paediatric Feeding Foundations Program just for you!
In the Paediatric Feeding Foundations Program we'll take you through the following pathway, step-by-step:
KNOW THE FOUNDATIONS
Week 1: Body Systems
A fresh look at the body systems underpinning and impacting feeding, including gastrointestinal, cardiorespiratory, musculoskeletal, neurological/neurodevelopmental, allergy/immunology and craniofacial systems and conditions.
Week 2: Developmental Foundations
Every feeding therapist needs to know the developmental foundations of feeding inside and out! We cover oral sensory motor, gross motor, fine motor, and social emotional development related to feeding, as well as developmental texture progressions.
Week 3: Paediatric Feeding Disorders
Learn all about this newer diagnostic term and framework to guide your diagnosis and treatment decisions. We'll also focus on considering different presentations of feeding difficulties, including feed aversions and tube dependency.
ASSESS FOR DISCOVERY
Week 4: Case Histories
We all know completing a case history is important for each child, but do you know all the specific questions you need to include, and why? We'll provide examples, case studies and practical activities, along with a template so you can hone your case history skills and identify specific red flags for referral pathways. One of the most crucial parts of a feeding assessment!
Week 5: Oral Motor Exams
All the ins and outs of an oral motor exam will be broken down into a step-by-step format to assess structure and function. We want you to have clarity! We'll show you what it looks like in practice with photo and video examples, along with a template that you can implement in your own work.
Week 6: Feeding Observations
Get detailed in what you need to observe and assess when watching a mealtime in order to complete a feeding assessment. You'll also get a copy of our feeding assessment form that you can adapt for your own use!
INTEGRATE FOR CLARITY
Week 7: Forming the Picture
Many feeding courses focus on assessment and treatment, but what about the crucial part in between? We go deeper in how to draw your assessment results into a cohesive 'story' about the child, so you know what path to take next. Learn how to collate, hypothesize and diagnose, as well as write accurate assessment reports. More templates included so you're not flying blind!
PLAN THE PATH
Week 8: Plan the Path Forward
Learn how to use collaborative care to plan individualised treatment, make referrals to other health professionals, and set and prioritise family-centred goals. We've listened to what you need, so we're also providing a sample goal bank!
TREAT FOR TRANSFORMATION
Week 9: Responsive Feeding Therapy
Increase your understanding of the Responsive Feeding Therapy approach and how to apply this therapy model with your clients, including the steps you need to consider and practical strategies for your therapy.
Week 10: Developmental Progressions
A practical look at supporting older babies, toddlers and children through the developmental progression of spoon feeding, cup and straw drinking, self-feeding and texture progression. Applications for neurotypical children as well as children with developmental delays and disabilities.
Week 11: Oral Sensory Motor Therapies
We unscramble this for you so you can begin to provide or extend your oral sensory motor therapies, where appropriate, based on child's and family's needs and priorities. We'll also share our recommended resources to go deeper in this area!
Week 12: Dysphagia Management
For children with oro-pharyngeal dysphagia, you learn about prioritising safety, managing swallowing difficulties, and use of thickened fluid. We'll also cover when to refer for videofluoroscopy swallow studies or consider whether tube feeding may be required. For those participants where managing swallowing is not part of their scope of practice, this module will help you understand what's involved and when to refer.
Week 10: Networks, Resources, Processes & Support
Confused or unsure about what clinic processes, tools, resources and support you’ll need to set up a feeding therapy clinic? We'll share our recommended resources and what you need to put in place, so you can get going with what you love to do!
- REGISTRATIONS: Open until 27th June 2022.
- DATES: Program runs for 13 weeks from Friday 8th July – Friday 30th September 2022 AEST. Access to the course materials will be available for 12 months until July 2023. We will also run a bonus and optional check-in group session in early November after the course is complete.
- LIVE ONLINE SESSIONS: If you’re available, join in on our live weekly Zoom session from 10.30am-12.30pm every Friday AEST (Melbourne, Australia time). For other time zones, that’s 8.30am Friday in Darwin/Singapore, 5.30pm Thursday in Los Angeles, 8.30pm Thursday in New York, and 1.30am Friday in London (you may want to catch the recording instead!).
- RECORDINGS UPLOADED: All sessions will be recorded and uploaded to the course hub, so you can choose whether you attend live or watch the recording (or both!). The content will be the same in both live and recorded sessions, so you won’t miss out either way.
- BONUS MONTHLY LIVE GROUP MENTORING SESSIONS: Once a month, we’ll offer a 1-hour evening group Q&A mentoring session on Zoom, to give you the chance to bring extra questions or clinical scenarios to discuss. It also gives those who can’t attend our live teaching sessions the opportunity to discuss their questions live.
- PROGRAM HUB: 12 months access to our online course hub where you can access all the recordings (~30 hours worth) and additional resources, tools and templates. We’ll also include a shared calendar, so you can get the sessions automatically added into your digital calendar in your own time-zone, no mucking about with time-zone converters!
- COURSE SUITABLE FOR: Speech pathologists, occupational therapists, dietitians and other allied health or medical professionals, who want to learn from a speech pathologist working exclusively in paediatric feeding. Participants must be a qualified health professional working in a field related to feeding (workshop not for parents, carers or support workers). The course caters to therapists at the beginner to intermediate level in paediatric feeding (children aged 6 months - 12 years age). You do not need to have a paediatric feeding caseload to start!
#1- 13 weekly modules (~2hrs each)
Each weekly module will be run live on Zoom, recorded and then uploaded to the course hub. Modules will include a combination of theory and evidence-based practice, videos, photos and case studies, practical activities with tools and templates, and plenty of opportunity for discussion and questions. Attend live or watch the recordings at your own pace (~26 hours total)
#2- Monthly group mentoring sessions + bonus post-course check-in session (4 hours total)
Monthly interactive Zoom sessions with our course presenter, Carly, where you have the opportunity to come back with your questions or chat about where you might have got stuck or need to problem solve. These will be offered in the evenings (Melbourne time) to give the opportunity for those who couldn’t attend our morning module sessions to have some live discussion. These will also be recorded and uploaded to our course hub.
#3- 12 months access to the course hub
We love our course hub! Each week the new module will be uploaded after the live session is recorded, along with any tools and templates you need for that week’s learning. You’ll be able to watch these sessions at your own pace over 12 months, so you can rewind and replay as much as you want!
#4- Clinical tools, templates and resources
We will be loading you up with useful clinical forms, tools, templates and resources that you can take back to your practice to implement with your own clients.
At the end of the course, the SPs/OTs/DTs in the group will have the additional opportunity to join the Feeding Therapy Lab (if not already members) - our ongoing, online learning and support program for feeding therapists who have completed one of our courses!
Therapists love training with Babble & Munch...
Felicity, Speech Pathologist
One of the best presenters I have listened to in years.
A great balance of research and practical. You can definitely tell Carly's experience and passion for paediatric feeding.
Kiara, Speech Pathologist
Carly's experience is priceless and invaluable, something you cannot just search like a research article. The online nature of the course allows you to complete at your own pace which I loved for my busy schedule and the workbook provided with all the slides was very helpful to write down all of Carly's wisdom and tips!
[Regarding our Infant Feeding Foundations Workshop]
Carly Veness is a Certified Practising Speech Pathologist in Melbourne, Australia, working in both clinical & research roles over the past 18 years. Carly is the Founder & Principal Speech Pathologist at Babble & Munch Speech Pathology, a private practice focused on infant & child feeding. Carly also holds a public appointment at the Royal Women’s Hospital in the Neonatal Intensive & Special Care Unit & has a Graduate Diploma of Infant & Parent Mental Health.
Carly has particular interest & experience in working with babies & children with gastrointestinal conditions & allergy, congenital heart disease, prematurity, growth faltering, developmental delay, tongue ties, breastfeeding difficulties, & tube feeding. Carly is active in teaching, training & mentoring other speech pathologists & feeding therapists & regularly runs feeding workshops for other health professionals around Australia & overseas (online!).
You + this online program + the course hub
= Everything you need to get started!
Attend live or watch in your own time, at your own pace. You can complete the course in 2 hours per week, or you can spread it out over the year.
This is a ‘founding’ launch of this brand-new program, which means we’re building it for you from scratch with the latest evidence and resources! It also means, special discounts!JOIN WAITLIST
More Love for Our Training Programs...
SLP - Feeding Therapy Lab participant
I've been meaning to email, Carly, for a while just to say a big THANK YOU for setting up the The Feeding Therapy Lab, I haven't been able to join in on the live sessions but the recordings and resources have been so helpful. The A-Z emails have been really interesting and a great morning read. Thank you!
SLP - Infant Feeding Foundations Workshop participant
Thank you so much for creating this course in an online format - It was extremely thorough and easy to navigate. I looked forward to sitting down and working through this! I have already started using a lot of what I have learned in my clinic, thank you!