Massachusetts Association for Occupational Therapy

The AEIOU Systematic Approach to Pediatric Feeding

  • 21 Oct 2016
  • 22 Oct 2016
  • Canton, MA

The AEIOU Systematic Approach to Pediatric Feeding

Date: October 21-22, 2016

Location: Canton, MA

Speaker: Nina Johanson

This course teaches a step-by-step approach for helping children learn to explore food, enjoy eating, and participate independently in social mealtimes. The AEIOU approach acceptance, exposure, independence, observation and understanding offers a new and highly successful method for integrated treatment of infants and young children with challenging feeding disorders using sensory, oral motor, biomedical and environmental strategies. Five factors in this holistic approach emphasize active participation, independence and shared control. This course will arm participants with knowledge and practical information to achieve functional outcomes for complex etiologies, improve quality of mealtime, manage tube dependency and transition to eating solid foods, treat sensory aversions, improve oral-motor skills, achieve home carryover, and more. This course is presented in a dynamic learning environment, using case studies and videos to engage and instruct participants. Extensive resources are provided. Many special populations are discussed including: prematurity, GERD, allergies, autism, failure to thrive, tracheostomy, picky eaters, and children with various syndromes.  http://www.educationresourcesinc.com/course-details/the-aeiou-systematic-approach-to-pediatric-feeding 

MAOT - Massachusetts Association for Occupational Therapy, Inc.
57 Madison Road, Waltham, MA  02453 - Phone: 781.647.5556 - Email: info@maot.org

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