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When: Thursday, December 6, 2018
6:30 pm
Where: Bethesda Hospital East
2815 S. Seacrest Blvd
Boynton Beach, Florida  33435
United States
Contact: Caraly Walker
(303) 865-7637

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The focus of this Workshop will be helping Parents and Caregivers understand how complicated feeding/eating is, why children may struggle to eat, and how to help children to eat better. This Workshop will teach Parents and Caregivers about the foundational skills needed for eating. Then practical strategies will be given so Parents and Caregivers can help their children learn to have a lifelong healthy relationship with food. This Workshop will be addressing common feeding issues often seen in young children, to struggles that “picky eaters” may have, and the challenges of the “problem feeder.”


$10 per person (or per 2-person family)
Registration fee includes materials and refreshments.

If opting to pay by check, payment must be received by November 29, 2018 in order for your registration to be confirmed.

Please make checks payable to STAR Institute and mail to: 

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

Who Should Attend

Parents and Caregivers with typically developing children as well as those with Feeding Difficulties. This includes parents, step-parents, grandparents, daycare providers, preschool staff, grade school staff, and other interested and involved adults.



Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the major reasons why children won’t eat
  • Outline the necessary developmental skills for feeding
  • Implement at least 3 strategies to improve a child’s eating and mealtime participation


Kay A. Toomey, Ph.D.
Pediatric Psychologist; President of Toomey & Associates, Inc.; Clinical Supervisor, The Feeding Clinic at STAR Institute for Sensory Processing Disorder

Dr. Toomey 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 speaks nationally and internationally about her approach. She also acts as a consultant to Gerber Products. Dr. Toomey helped to form The Children’sHospital – Denver’s Pediatric Oral Feeding Clinic, as well as the Rose Medical Center’s Pediatric Feeding Center. Dr. Toomey co-chaired the Pediatric Therapy Services Department at Rose Medical Center prior to entering private practice. Dr. Toomey is currently the President of Toomey & Associates, Inc., as well as the Clinical Director of SOS Feeding Solutions at STAR Institute for Sensory Processing Disorder with Dr. Lucy Jane Miller.

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations must be received in writing no later than December 3, 2018 to receive a refund. No refunds will be issued for cancellations received after December 3, 2018. Staff must be notified of substitutions at least 24 hours before the start of the event.

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.

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