Dealing with Childhood Feeding Problems: Part 1 and Part 2 Bundle 4/19/18 + 5/10/18

Presented by: Laura Seiverling, PhD, BCBA, LP

Date: Part 1: Thursday April 19, 2018 Time: 6:00-8:00 pm eastern

Part 2: Thursday, May 10, 2018 Time: 6:00-8:00 pm eastern

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Feeding problems in children with and without special needs are common and depending on the
severity of the feeding problem, may cause serious health risks for a child.  Further, a family of a
child with feeding problems often experiences very stressful mealtimes and frustration over how
to help their child overcome his or her feeding problem.  The focus of this two-part workshop
will be to review pediatric feeding problems and evidence-based behavioral interventions for
treating them.  In addition, evidence-based training packages for teaching caregivers how to
implement interventions with their children will be discussed.


Learning Objectives:

Part 1: April 19, 2018
~ Participants will be able to describe ways to assess food selectivity using both direct and
indirect measures.
~ Participants will be able to describe ways to implement numerous evidence-based
behavioral interventions available for treating food selectivity in children.
~ Participants will be able to describe ways to use behavioral skills training and general-
case training to teach caregivers to implement food selectivity interventions with their

Part 2: May 10, 2018
~ Participants will be able to define and describe complex feeding problems of chewing,
packing, self-feeding, rapid eating, liquid avoidance, rumination, and choking phobias.
~ Participants will be able to identify various factors (i.e. medical and environmental)
associated with the development of these feeding problems.
~ Participants will be able to describe various types of evidence-based behavioral
interventions for treating complex feeding problems in children.


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6:00 pm: Introduction
6:05 pm: Pretest
6:10 pm: Presentation begins
7:45 pm: Q&A submit questions for chat
8:00 pm: Posttest, Evaluation and submit attendance codes



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Dr. Laura Seiverling is a NY state licensed Psychologist and Board Certified Behavior Analyst-Doctoral Level (BCBA-D). She holds a doctorate in Learning Processes and Behavior Analysis from the Graduate Center (City University of New York).  Dr. Seiverling currently works as the Clinical Supervisor and Behavioral Psychologist at St. Mary’s Hospital for Children’s Center for Pediatric Feeding Disorders in Bayside, NY. Dr. Seiverling has over 10 years of experience providing applied behavior analysis (ABA) treatment for feeding and other behaviors in children with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities. She has published over 20 articles and book chapters in the areas of feeding problems, staff and parent training, and behavioral interventions of those with autism spectrum disorder.


Dr. Seiverling is co-author of the ebook Broccoli Boot Camp:  A Guide For Improving Your Child’s Selective Eating which will be mentioned in the presentation.  A number of interventions mentioned in the workshop are also described in detail in the book. Dr. Seiverling receives royalties from the sales of the book.




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