Feeding and Families: A Conversation about Feeding & Eating in Early Childhood


Children learn to eat through participation in developmentally appropriate family mealtime routines with caregivers they trust. Children develop functional eating skills if they gain experience, competence, and confidence. When this process is interrupted by the impact of medical challenges, developmental differences, or psychosocial dysfunction, children miss out on crucial learning opportunities and for caregivers, stress, confusion, and frustration rise. Early Intervention teams are in a unique position to be able to support families holistically. The importance of trust in relationships between parents and children, between team members and family members, and between members of the IFSP team will be discussed. Evidence-based practice will also be emphasized.

Location Webinar

Date 3/22/2023 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (Check in 6:30 PM)
Sponsor Chicago Feeding Group
Trainer Brittany Ray MS CCC-SLP and Lindsay Hoffer MS CCC-SLP
Contact Brittany Ray MS, CCC-SLP brittany@chicagofeedinggroup.org
Principles 1. Support families
2. Active participation
4. Specific IFSP goals
7. Ongoing communication & collaboration
8. Quality services
Credit Hours 0.25 - Assessment
0.25 - Atypical Development
0.75 - Intervention
0.75 - Working with Families
Cost Free for Achieve Pediatric Therapy Employees
Status Closed