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SOS Approach to Feeding is a transdisciplinary program for assessing and treating children with feeding difficulties and weight/growth problems of all ages, with a special focus on children from 12 months to 5 years old. It integrates posture, sensory, motor, behavioral/learning, medical and nutritional factors to comprehensively evaluate and manage children with feeding/growth problems.

12/6/2018 to 12/9/2018
When: Starts Thursday, December 6, 2018
7:30 AM
Where: Embassy Suites by Hilton West Palm Beach – Central
1601 Belvedere Road
West Palm Beach, Florida  33406
United States
Presenter: Kay A. Toomey, PhD, Deborah Lagerborg, CCC-SLP, and Lindsay Beckerman, MOT, OTR/L
Contact: Caraly Walker
(303) 865-7637


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The SOS (Sequential Oral Sensory) Approach to Feeding is a transdisciplinary program for assessing and treating feeding difficulties and weight/growth problems in children of all ages, with a special focus on children from 12 months to 5 years old. It integrates posture, sensory, motor, behavioral/learning, medical and nutritional factors to comprehensively evaluate and manage children with feeding/growth problems. This is a prerequisite for Online Advanced SOS courses.

Download a copy of the full course agenda here


Continental breakfast, snacks, and beverages will be provided each day.


Cost

Early-Bird Discounted Tuition       $739
Through November 8

Regular Tuition                                 $789
After November 8

 

If opting to pay by check, payment must be received by November 21, 2018 in order for your registration to be confirmed. If payment is not finalized by November 21, 2018, your registration may be cancelled. 

Please make checks payable to STAR Institute and mail to: 

STAR Institute for SPD
5420 S. Quebec Street
Suite 103
Greenwood Village, CO 80111

 

Invite a colleague to come along with you! Download a flyer to email here
Group discounts are available for groups of 5 or more (see below for details)


Auditing

STAR Institute offers the option to audit this course at half cost of tuition for those who have previously completed a Basic 3-Day or 4-Day SOS Approach to Feeding Conference and would like to attend again as a “refresher." A certificate of attendance verifying course completion is required prior to arrival.  Select the SOS Basic 4-Day Course AUDIT option during registration to receive this special rate.

Group Discounts

Register 5 or more participants in a group and automatically receive a discount of 20% off tuition fees!
Use the promotional code SOSFL20 upon checkout to automatically receive the discount on 5 or more registrations.

If participants of the group must pay separately, please:

  1. Register all participants together OR separately and select the “Check/Money Order” option
  2. Send the names of all participants in your group to Caraly Walker at caraly.walker@spdstar.org by December 3, 2018
  3. Once at least 5 registrations are received, the invoices will be adjusted with the discount
  4. Each participant may pay online by credit card or send a check

Groups must be determined and paid in full before the start of the conference.


Cancellation Policy
Cancellations must be received in writing no later than November 8, 2018 to receive a refund minus $50 processing fee. No refunds will be issued for cancellations received after November 8, 2018. Registrations may be substituted or deferred to a future conference. Staff must be notified of substitutions at least 24 hours before the start of the event. Registrations cancelled due to a family emergency or other unexpected event or illness will be deferred to a future SOS Approach to Feeding Conference sponsored by STAR Institute.


In the event the program must be cancelled due to illness, fire, strikes, war, acts of God, terrorism or other causes that would prevent the event from taking place, STAR Institute will attempt to reschedule the event. If the event is unable to be rescheduled, STAR Institute will refund all tuition fees paid. Costs incurred for nonrefundable travel arrangements or other related individual expenses will not be refunded by STAR Institute.


Faculty

Kay A. Toomey, PhD, is a Pediatric Psychologist who has worked with children who don’t eat for almost 30 years. She has developed the SOS Approach to Feeding as a family centered program for assessing and treating children with feeding problems. Dr. Toomey acted as the Clinical Director for Toomey & Associates, Inc.’s Feeding Clinic for six years and SOS Feeding Solutions at STAR Institute for eight years. She is currently the President of Toomey & Associates, Inc., and acts as a Clinical Consultant to the Feeding Clinic at STAR Institute.

Deborah Lagerborg, CCC-SLP, specializes in feeding disorders and dysphagia in infants and children. She works as a Pediatric Feeding Specialist and Speech Pathologist for Developmental Disabilities Resource Center.

Lindsay Beckerman, MOT, OTR/L, specializes in feeding difficulties in atypical learners, including children and teens with Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADHD, and multisensory processing difficulties. She works as a pediatric feeding specialist with the SOS Feeding Solutions team at STAR Institute.




Who Should Attend

Speech Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, Special Educators, Early Intervention Specialists, Nurses, Physicians, Dietitians, Psychologists, Mental Health Professionals, Educators and other Child Care Providers.



Advanced SOS Topics

The Online Advanced SOS topics have been designed to further the skills of professionals who have already attended an SOS Approach to Feeding Basic 3-day or 4-day Course. Advanced SOS courses are only available online and are accessible 24/7. Choose the topics relevant to your practice and view them at your convenience day or night. Available at spduniversity.spdstar.org. The Basic Course is a prerequisite for purchasing online Advanced SOS courses.



Continuing Education

ASHA

This course is offered for 2.85 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level, Professional content area). This course will focus on treatment using the SOS Approach to Feeding and will not discuss other similar or related treatments.

Participants requiring ASHA CEUs will be required to complete an ASHA CEU Participant Form at the end of the conference and return it to a STAR Institute staff member or volunteer. ASHA CEUs cannot be awarded retroactively.

Available for partial credit: No

AOTA

STAR Institute for SPD is an AOTA Approved Provider of Continuing Education. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

 

AOTA continuing education credit awarded: 28.5 hours (2.85 CEUs)

  

Other Associations

Please contact your association to inquire as to whether this course will meet the requirements for continuing education credits. We are happy to provide any additional information for submission if requested.


Accommodations/Conference Venue

Embassy Suites by Hilton West Palm Beach – Central
1601 Belvedere Road
West Palm Beach, FL 33406

(561) 689-6400

 

Rates:
Standard Room (King or Queen Suite): $159/night plus tax

 

Hotel Features:

  • Located less than 2 miles from Palm Beach International Airport
  • Complimentary shuttle to/from airport, CityPlace Shopping Center, and area attractions
  • Complimentary self parking
  • Outdoor pool, complimentary fitness center and other amenities
  • Complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast
  • Daily evening reception from 5:30-7:30 PM

  

We have been notified that our original room block is now full.
A limited number of rooms have been reserved at the following hotels:

Holiday Inn Palm Beach Airport Hotel and Conference Center
Single or Double: $199/night plus tax
Located approximately .5 miles from the
Embassy Suites by Hilton West Palm Beach – Central
Reserve Online Here
Deadline: November 7, 2018

Embassy Suites Palm Beach Gardens
Single or Double: $149/night plus tax
Located approximately 12 miles from the
Embassy Suites by Hilton West Palm Beach – Central
Reserve Online Here
Deadline: November 14, 2018


Terms and Conditions

ALL PARTICIPANTS ARE EXPECTED TO STAY THE ENTIRE DURATION OF EACH DAY TO RECEIVE CREDIT FOR ATTENDANCE. LATE ARRIVALS OR EARLY DEPARTURES ON ANY DAYS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. CEUS AND CERTIFICATES OF ATTENDANCE WILL NOT BE GIVEN TO PARTICIPANTS THAT ARE LATE OR LEAVE EARLY.

Please ensure to make arrangements for travel and transportation that will allow you to stay until 5:00pm each day and until 3:15pm on the last day.

NO EXCEPTIONS WILL BE MADE.

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