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Food IS Sensory!

Duration:60 minutes

Abstract:

Food is sensory and the sensory aspects of food help children know if food is safe or enjoyable for them to eat or try. We will take a careful look at each of the sensory properties of food and look at how we can carefully grade the sensory challenges in our food presentations to help children progress through developmental mealtime transitions and make mealtimes be more enjoyable for children and parents.

Learner Outcomes

At the end of the webinar, participants will be able to:
1. Define the near and distant aspects of vision, smell, taste, touch and sound that influence eating
2. Describe the how sensory variables can be utilized in grading our ASK of children
3. Describe the importance of rehearsals in new food introduction
4. Describe the continuum concept in feeding treatment
5. Define the importance of supporting child and parent success in mealtimes

Registration cost: $30

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Speakers

Marsha Dunn Klein

Marsha Dunn Klein OTR/L,MEd, FAOTA is a pediatric occupational therapist who has spent a career specializing in pediatric feeding challenges. She received her bachelor's degree in occupational therapy from Sargent College of Boston University in 1971. She received a masters degree in education with emphasis on special education in 1975 from the University of Arizona. Marsha has co-authored PreFeeding Skills editions one and two and Mealtime Participation Guide and Homemade Blended Formula Handbook with Suzanne Evans Morris and Feeding and Nutrition for the Child with Special Needs with Tracy Delaney. She lives in Tucson, Arizona and travels to present locally, nationally and internationally on pediatric feeding issues.
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