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SOLD OUT! Live, Interactive Virtual Workshop: SOS Approach to Feeding

October 15, 2020 @ 7:30 am - October 18, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

$795.00 – $1,015.00


When Children Won’t Eat: Picky Eaters vs. Problems Feeders. Assessment and Treatment Using the SOS Approach to Feeding (SEQUENTIAL ORAL SENSORY)

Due to the evolving Covid-19 Pandemic, this course is now being offered in an online format, live streamed in a professional studio! Join Dr. Kay Toomey and her team for four full days of interactive learning, including hands-on demonstrations, daily quizzes, and more from the comfort of your home or office.

Please note:   Due to the requirements for the participation of this online, live training conference, potential registrants located in an area more than 6 hours ahead or 2 hours prior to the Central Standard Time should participate in alternative dates/locations for SOS Approach to Feeding training.


The 4-Day Basic Training Conference provides a comprehensive understanding of the theory of the SOS Approach.  It will also teach an in-depth understanding of how children learn to eat and to not eat.  General and specific feeding treatment strategies, along with details regarding the assessment of feeding disorders will be covered as well.  Please see the included schedule/agenda for the topics covered as a part of this training.

Conference Schedule

OCT 2020 SAOT & SOS Agenda – Audience

4 Days = 7:30 am to 5:00 pm for Day 1 (CENTRAL TIME) , and 8:00 am to 5:00 pm on Days 2 – 4 (CENTRAL TIME)

** PLEASE NOTE: Participants are expected to attend the Conference for the entire length of each day (7:30am – 5pm Day 1 and then 8am to 5pm Days 2-4 CENTRAL STANDARD TIME), in order to receive their Certificate of Attendance. Participants will miss crucial information needed to be able to correctly use the SOS Approach to Feeding program if they come late or leave the Conference early and/or if they step away from their computer for any extended length of time.

Included in your registration fee: Certificate of completion.


  1. Identify oral, sensory, motor, cognitive and emotional developmental milestones key to feeding.
  2. Recognize and describe the major reasons why children won’t eat, as based on learning theory principles.
  3. Identify physical, behavioral, motor, oral-motor, and sensory factors as a part of a Feeding Assessment.
  4. Apply behavioral and social learning principles, and systematic desensitization strategies to feeding problems.
  5. Create and implement a S.O.S feeding program for toddlers and young children, in group and individual treatment formats.



Kay A. Toomey, PhD  (Pediatric Psychologist; President of Toomey & Associates, Inc.; Clinical Director of SOS Feeding Solutions at STAR Institute for Sensory Processing Disorder) is a Pediatric Psychologist who has worked with children who don’t eat for almost 30 years.  She has developed the SOS Approach to Feeding as a family centered program for assessing and treating children with feeding problems.  Dr. Toomey speaks nationally and internationally about her approach.  She also acts as a consultant to Gerber Products.  Dr. Toomey helped to form The Children’s Hospital – Denver’s Pediatric Oral Feeding Clinic, as well as the Rose Medical Center’s Pediatric Feeding Center.  Dr. Toomey co-chaired the Pediatric Therapy Services Department at Rose Medical Center prior to entering private practice.  Dr. Toomey is currently the President of Toomey & Associates, Inc., as well as the Clinical Director of SOS Feeding Solutions at STAR Institute for Sensory Processing Disorder with Dr. Lucy Jane Miller.

Lindsay Beckerman, MOT, OTR/L received her Master of Occupational Therapy degree from Ohio State University. She currently works in a private practice with children, teens, and adults with feeding challenges in their home and community as well as Developmental FX, a non-profit clinic supporting children with a wide variety of developmental needs. Prior to this, she worked as a Pediatric Feeding Specialist at SOS Feeding Solutions @ STAR with Dr. Kay Toomey and Dr. Lucy Jane Miller.  Lindsay has also worked as a member of a multidisciplinary team with Autism Spectrum Disorders, SPD, emotional/behavioral disorders and feeding problems at a residential facility.  Lindsay has completed the STAR Institute’s Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3 Intensive Mentorship Programs and is a certified DIR Floortime Provider. She specializes in feeding difficulties in atypical learners, including children and teens with Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADHD, and multisensory processing difficulties.  Lindsay also serves as a board member for Charlotte’s Day, a non-profit group that helps to provide posturally supportive chairs to children in feeding therapy.

Deborah Lagerborg, CCC-SLP received her Master’s degree in Speech Language Pathology from the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley.  During her graduate studies, she focused on feeding disorders and dysphagia in infants and children. Deborah currently works as a Pediatric Feeding Specialist and Speech Pathologist for Developmental Disabilities Resource Center.  Prior to this position, Deborah worked as a Pediatric Feeding Specialist at SOS Feeding Solutions @STAR with Dr. Kay Toomey and Dr. Lucy Jane Miller.  Deborah began her career in a pediatric outpatient hospital setting, working primarily with infants and children with feeding disorders.  She also spent time working in the NICU as part of a multidisciplinary team, supporting premature infant development and early feeding experiences.  Deborah’s passion is to work with the families, empowering parents to support their own child’s development and success.

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*Note: Registration Fees in CAD are commensurate with USD exchange rate.


October 15, 2020 @ 7:30 am
October 18, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
$795.00 – $1,015.00
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