Thursday February 9th, 2023
at 12:00pm - 1pm
Via Zoom Link sent to Members
"Feeding from an OT Perspective"
Feeding from an OT perspective: Eating is a skill that is first reflexive and then moves to a learned skill with many repetitions. If a child learns to eat in a place of distress, they will associate eating with discomfort. Conversely, if a child learns to eat in a space that feels good, they associate eating with comfort. In this 1-hour discussion, we will look at simple and complex feeding challenges as they are addressed by a relationship focused feeding intervention.
About the Speaker:
Cathy O’leary is an occupational therapist and owner of playful strides therapy. She has been in practice for 28 years, with the last 8 at a brick and mortar clinic. Cathy and her team see families from all over the GTA for feeding and eating support. She has expert level training in the SOS approach to eating and is also provided the Get Permission approach workshop. She began the Feeding Interest Group study. Cathy’s feeding intervention always involves the families and is holistic in nature. She is glad to connect and share her insights in this area.