The AEIOU Systematic Approach to Pediatric Feeding


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, tongue and lip ties and children with various syndromes.

Location IU Methodist Hospital
Indianapolis, IN
Date 8/16/2019 8:00 AM - 8/17/2019 4:30 PM (Check in 7:30 AM)
Sponsor Education Resources, Inc.
Trainer Nina Ayd Johanson
Contact Barbara Goldfarb (508) 359-6533
Principles 1. Support families
2. Active participation
3. Collaborative relationships
4. Specific goals
5. Comprehensive plans
6. Periodic monitoring
7. Quality services
Credit Hours 0.5 - Assessment
3.0 - Atypical Development
9.5 - Intervention
1.5 - Typical Development
0.5 - Working with Families
Cost $450.00
Status Closed