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Food Chaining Therapy “New Without No” – Overcoming Aversion, Sensory Challenges and Fear #e313


Presenters: Cheri Fraker, CCC-SLP, CLC & Laura Walbert, CCC-SLP, CLC

Learn strategies to help children eat safely, lower anxiety, expand the diet, improve nutritional status, and eat with joy.


"This course was easy to listen to, and presenters provided great ideas to implement right away. I liked the specific case studies where the presenters gave detailed steps and ideas that they used in therapy. This made it easy to think of new ideas to try in my practice."

– H.F., prior course participant

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Need feeding therapy ideas? What to DO in treatment? How to offer new foods without NO? This treatment course demonstrates the how-to’s of PreChaining and Food Chaining over time. Learn fun and creative strategies for successfully implementing PreChaining and/or Food Chaining therapy for the child with severe to extreme feeding aversion.

Fear and anxiety derail feeding. This case study driven course instructs participants how to establish and maintain trust in a calm, child-led, sensory-safe learning environment. Learn diagnostic skills to analyze symptoms of complex feeding challenges. Detailed case studies are used to demonstrate from week to week how to help the child and their family make rapid and lasting gains, eat safely, lower anxiety, expand the diet, improve nutritional status, and eat with joy. Children ages 0-10 years will be the focus of this presentation.

Course is offered for 0.4 ASHA CEUs – 4 Contact Hours.

also see course #e161
“Treatment Of Picky Eaters Using Food Chaining”

Course Overview – Run Time: 4:00:02

  1. Food Chaining: The Steps
  2. Case Study – Waylon
  3. Chaining Checklist: Covering the Bases/Case Study – Steven
  4. Case Study – Jaxon
  5. Anxiety Management/Case Study - Adam

"Chaining for children with sensory issues was beneficial. The information was relevant and useful. I can start working with students this week."

– H.M., prior course participant

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This presentation will focus on the technique of Pre-Chaining and Food Chaining© developed by the course presenters. Other treatment approaches will receive limited coverage during this lecture. Presenter financial and non-financial disclosures may be found in the Presenter & Disclosures area.

Video PowerPoint presentation with author narration & downloadable handout. Stop and re-start the course at any point. Learners retain access to course content after completion for ongoing reference and review.

Reviews

"Discussing ratings was helpful. I liked the online format and videos." C.W. (May. 2024)

"Adams case study is similar to the patients on my caseload at my outpatient feeding clinic. It was helpful to know in detail about your tx plan to expand what I am doing in practice for new ideas. All of the case examples and the case history at the beginning are going to change the way I practice in a good way." A.F. (May. 2024)

"I liked the concrete therapy ideas and detailed case studies." M.H. (Apr. 2024)

"I enjoyed the specific case studies and video of therapy." J.V. (Apr. 2024)

"Discussing the basics of food chaining was beneficial." K.G. (Apr. 2024)

"The specific evaluation and treatment examples were helpful. I enjoyed that I could complete it at my own pace and that the speaker was very knowledgeable." M.S. (Mar. 2024)

"Feeding in general- picky eaters was a beneficial topic." D.C. (Mar. 2024)

"Discussing food chaining and how it can apply to children with complex feeding disorders was beneficial. I liked the case studies and videos." B.P. (Mar. 2024)

"Chaining for children with sensory issues was beneficial. The information was relevant and useful. I can start working with students this week." H.M. (Feb. 2024)

"I liked the discussion on food chaining therapy and evaluating thoroughly." S.W. (Feb. 2024)

"Following the child's cues and making sure foundational feeding skills are worked on. I enjoyed the presentation and videos!" S.A. (Feb. 2024)

"It was beneficial gathering intake data and tools for the development of TX. I liked the examples of implementation of the tool." S.G. (Feb. 2024)

"I appreciated suggestions for using crumbs as a way to introduce tastes and textures. The case studies were very helpful." W.F. (Feb. 2024)

"I liked the therapy tools & clear explanations of how to implement food chaining." T.B. (Feb. 2024)

"Ideas for food chaining and real-life case studies." D.A. (Feb. 2024)

"I liked the case studies and practical ideas for treatment." K.H. (Jan. 2024)

"The nutritional aspect of feeding issues was a helpful topic. The information was provided in a clear and understandable way." K.S. (Jan. 2024)

"The comprehensive feeding history, differential diagnosis, and red flags were beneficial to discuss. I liked the strategies to decrease anxiety." N.H. (Jan. 2024)

"Discussing the chain order was beneficial." E.P. (Jan. 2024)

"Remembering to take it slow and build up trust and that it's not a race was beneficial. There were several case studies which were great to see different clients." K.M. (Jan. 2024)

"Beneficial case studies for application of food chaining and evaluation materials. I liked that this course was a self-paced online option that had applied information in the form of case studies." J.J. (Jan. 2024)

"The tools provided and examples used were helpful. The case studies were very applicable." N.B. (Jan. 2024)

"The case studies, examples of chaining, and products used to introduce foods were beneficial. I liked the fact I could go at my own pace." K.R. (Jan. 2024)

"Meal-time can be a very frustrating experience for both children and parents. I was surprised to learn how many factors can play a role in whether or not a food or liquid can be tolerated. This course was well organized, and I thought the presenters did a great job explaining the material." M.B. (Jan. 2024)

"I learned what I should be assessing before I start treating. This course was easy to listen to and watch while learning about helping children with eating resistance." N.L. (Dec. 2023)

"Ways to chain liquids, use of Duospoon and other tools to facilitate improved chewing and oral motor skills, ways to make food exploration enjoyable and fun. I love the divided plate with food for "looking" to provide exposure to new foods. Thorough course and provided multiple ways to address feeding skills. The case studies are very helpful." P.T. (Dec. 2023)

"The discussion of the case history, what to look for in the first year of life regarding feeding, as well as keeping a keen eye out for specific difficulties that show a 'can't' that is important to know about the child's feeding profile. I loved all the case examples that served as a basis to go through the food chaining steps." E.T. (Dec. 2023)

"The videos and the examples shown during the sessions were very helpful. The case studies showed a good variety of reactions the kids had to different foods and steps/techniques the SLPs took to help the kids." L.H. (Dec. 2023)

"This course was easy to follow. I enjoyed the food chaining techniques." L.L. (Dec. 2023)

"Food chaining and home training were beneficial topics." K.M. (Dec. 2023)

"I liked how the presenters can use one preferred food item and expand that one food item to additional types of food that use the preferred food item. The presenters were very detailed. I liked that they used actual clients to explain the food chaining process." E.V. (Nov. 2023)

"The anxiety portion was a beneficial topic. I liked that I could finish the course on my schedule." P.M. (Nov. 2023)

"This course was easy to listen to, and presenters provided great ideas to implement right away. I liked the specific case studies where the presenters gave detailed steps and ideas that they used in therapy. This made it easy to think of new ideas to try in my practice." H.F. (Nov. 2023)

"The individualized eating profile and food chaining examples were beneficial." C.L. (Nov. 2023)

Course Objectives

  1. Create treatment sessions.
  2. Describe the six steps of Food Chaining©.
  3. Identify roadblocks to eating and treat them using the Food Chaining© treatment worksheet.
  4. Identify signs of distress and describe three activities to use in sessions to decrease anxiety when food is presented.
  5. List the sensory progression of food exploration in Food Chaining© and create dynamic, fun food activities to achieve that progression. 
  6. List 5-10 new similar food ideas and create a food chain. 

Presenter & Disclosures

Cheri Fraker, CCC-SLP, CLC, is an ASHA certified pediatric speech pathologist who earned her Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Speech Pathology from Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, Illinois, 1986. Cheri's work in feeding is recognized internationally. She has published articles on Food Chaining in international medical periodicals, The Nest and Nutrition and the MD.

Cheri has worked in pediatrics for 28 years. She developed the techniques of Pre-Chaining and Food Chaining. Cheri has lectured on pediatric feeding disorders at ASHA, the UCLA/UMH Nutrition Leadership Conference, The American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine, The North American Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition and the 2004 World Congress of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition in Paris, France.

She is the co-author of the books "Evaluation and Treatment of Pediatric Feeding Disorders: From NICU to Childhood” and "Food Chaining: The Six Step Solution to Stop Picky Eating, Solve Feeding Problems and Expand Your Child's Diet." Cheri specializes in evaluation and treatment of pediatric feeding disorders and is the lead therapist for the pediatric feeding team clinic at The Center for Selective Eating and Pediatric Feeding Disorders and the SIU-Koke Mill Pediatric Swallowing Clinic in Springfield, Illinois.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial — Cheri Fraker is a presenter of online CE courses offered by Northern Speech Services; receives royalty payments.

Financial — Cheri Fraker is the co-author of "Evaluation and Treatment of Pediatric Feeding Disorders: From NICU to Childhood" and "Food Chaining: The Six Step Solution to Stop Picky Eating, Solve Feeding Problems and Expand Your Child's Diet"; receives royalty payments.

Nonfinancial — Cheri Fraker has no relevant nonfinancial disclosures.

Laura Walbert, CCC-SLP, CLC, is an ASHA certified pediatric speech pathologist who earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Communication Disorders and Sciences from Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, Illinois, 1996. Laura’s work in feeding is recognized internationally in medical journal periodicals and conference presentations on pediatric feeding disorders. Laura has also presented on evaluation and treatment of athlete’s with vocal cord dysfunction. She is the co-author of the books “Evaluation and Treatment of Pediatric Feeding Disorders: From NICU to Childhood” and “Food Chaining: The Six Step Solution to Stop Picky Eating, Solve Feeding Problems and Expand Your Child's Diet."

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial — Laura Walbert is a presenter of online CE courses offered by Northern Speech Services; receives royalty payments.

Financial — Laura Walbert is the co-author of "Evaluation and Treatment of Pediatric Feeding Disorders: From NICU to Childhood" and "Food Chaining: The Six Step Solution to Stop Picky Eating, Solve Feeding Problems and Expand Your Child's Diet"; receives royalty payments.

Nonfinancial — Laura Walbert has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose.

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