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Marsha Dunn Klein, Med, OTR/L, FAOTA

Get Permission Approach to Anxious Eaters / Anxious Mealtimes

September 13-14, 2019

Course Description: The focus of this course is on helping anxious eaters, worried eaters. When children are anxious eaters, mealtimes become stressful for whole families. These children may be extremely picky eaters, children with diagnosed or undiagnosed anxiety, ASD, or extreme mealtime worry. This practical course will discuss and demonstrate practical strategies in support of children and families who are influenced by mealtime worry. It will focus on trust, sensitive reading of cues and responding to the child’s reaction to mealtime change. Parent success will be key to the strategies presented.

OBJECTIVES: by the end of this workshop participants will be able to:

•Identify and describe anxious eaters and how they influence entire families.

•Define the major principles of the Get Permission Approach© to pediatric feeding.

•List ways to empower the family and the child in the feeding partnership.

•Identify key factors that influence “permission” in feeding.

•Describe how stress and worry influence feeding.

•List the sensory variables that influence mealtimes and how to grade them in rehearsals and treatment.

•Describe strategies to help promote enjoyment, confidence and internal motivation at mealtimes.

•Define rehearsals and their influence on food acceptance.

•Describe how to cluster information gained in evaluations to support creation of treatment strategies that allow child and parent to be successful.

•List five continua that demonstrate systematic de-sensitization in feeding treatment strategies.

•Define the Circle of Sensitivity and Re-Define TRY It as they relate to sensitive treatment strategies in the home or clinic environment.

•Identify strategies to support families in successful transition of therapeutic treatment strategies at home.

•List strategies to support anxious eaters / autism and their families.

•Set goals and document progress using family friendly Get Permission© vocabulary


REGISTRATION FEES: Fee includes seminar, continental breakfast, beverage breaks, handout materials, and certificate of completion.

  • Early Bird Registration fee applies if postmarked at least 30 days before seminar date, 8/16/19:

$450 individual

$400 group of 4 from same facility

  • Standard Registration fee after 8/16/19:

$500 individual

$450 group of 4 or more from the same facility

By Mail: Complete registration form and mail check to Minnetonka Pediatric Therapy Center

11140 Highway 55, Suite C ~ Plymouth, MN ~ 55441

By Phone: Call 763-595-0812 and provide the information requested on the registration form

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Room rate: $119 per night Room Block reference: GPAAF

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Please contact our education committee, Lindsay, Kaye or Kim with questions at info@minnetonkatherapy.com or call us at 763-595-0812!