An OT's Guide to Feeding Challenges

Course Overview


PART A: Video Presentation (Loaded and ready to view)

2 CEUs.

Feeding difficulties not only increase a child’s risk of health problems but also negatively affect the parent-child relationship through increased caregiver stress. Eating together socially and self feeding practices are also wound up in various cultural and social norms. Feeding challenges can be highly complex and there is a clear need for multidisciplinary input. In this presentation, Nicole will tease out the OTs’ role in assessing and managing feeding within the realms of Self-care and Occupational Performance. She will also provide guidance on the limits of your scope of practice and level of skill and experience, and when to refer to other professionals and resources.

This course will review

  • Where does feeding fit in OT and Occupational Performance?
  • Developmental Norms around feeding
  • 10 Myths about Feeding: Unpacking why children have feeding difficulties
  • Assessment Guidelines
  • General Treatment Strategies
  • When to refer
  • Ethics and scope of practice dilemmas
  • Further training and resources

PART B: Recorded Webinar

1 CEU. 1 Hour.

This is a recording of the Zoom Case Study and Q&A session that was hosted in September 2022. Nicole Katzenellenbogen presents a Case Study of twins with diverse feeding challenges and needs, and then fields a variety of interesting questions from the participants.

PART C: Read the Literature

3 CEUs. 15 MCQs.

Includes a voucher for an online article activity of your choice on Article CPD.  


About the Presenter


The OT Link is thrilled to welcome Nicole Katzenellenbogen BSc (OT) to present Coffee Club. Nicole is a Sensory Integration Trained Occupational Therapist and completed the SOS Approach to Feeding training in 2018.

Prior to moving to Australia with her family, Nicole ran a successful Paediatrics Practice in Johannesburg and started up a multidisciplinary feeding clinic in Sandton in 2018. She is passionate about working with babies and young children in a multidisciplinary setting. She believes that early intervention and parent education and support is fundamental to a child’s progress in therapy and their long term development. She values sharing of skills and knowledge and engages in various types of therapist, parent and public training, including training of Clamber Club franchisees and parents, and writing for Dischem’s early childhood development magazine columns.



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