Development of Feeding Across the First Year

$10.00 for 6 months

A brief review of the developmental domains influencing feeding, and how the task of eating becomes more challenging as the infant ages.

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Summary of course

Feeding skills rely upon skills across the domains of gross and fine motor skills, oral-motor skills, sensory skills, and emotional/cognitive/self-regulatory skills.  This webinar provides a brief review of these developmental domains. The task of eating becomes more challenging as the infant ages. Caregivers should understand that the NICU period provides a foundation for these later transitions.

Presented by: Dr. Erin Ross: Internationally recognized Infant Feeding Specialist, Speech Pathologist, and creator of SOFFI®, Supporting Oral Feeding in Fragile Infants in the NICU and presenter for Toomey & Associates, Inc. 

Intended Audience
Speech Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, Registered Dietitians, Special Education Teachers, Psychologists, Physical Therapists, Early Intervention Specialists, Nurses, Physicians, and Mental Health Workers.  Note: Training conferences are available for professionals only.

Course Level
This course is an intermediate level course: Information is geared to practitioners with a general working knowledge of current practice trends and literature related to the subject matter. Focus is on increasing understanding and competent application of the subject matter.  Prerequisite – None


  • Identify at least three major anatomical changes that influence feeding between 3 and 6 months of age
  • Identify at least 4 differences in sensory inputs from pureed to table foods


  • NICU as a Foundation: 0:00 – 1:25
  • Gross and Fine Motor Skill Development: 1:26 – 2:20
  • Transitions in Oral-motor Skills: 2:21 – 11:25
  • Sensory Transitions: 11:26 – 20:40
  • Emotional/Cognitive/Self-Regulatory Skill Transitions: 20:41 – 24:16

Total Run time:  24:16 minutes

 ** To ensure Learners successfully achieve the Learning Outcomes above and to satisfy the completion requirements and continuing education credits, all attendees are expected to view the online workshop in the entirety. Additionally, all attendees are required to complete an 8-question quiz and receive 100% to be considered passing. Please take the quiz immediately after completing the webinar to make sure you mastered the content. The quiz may be taken as many times as necessary.  Attendees must also complete a course evaluation to receive their certificate of completion.


Toomey & Associates, Inc. and SOFFI®, complies with ADA provisions. If you require special accommodations or need assistance, please contact Gina Gass at least two weeks in advance of the conference at [email protected]

Content Disclosure
The course content is focused on the SOFFI® Method and there will be limited or no information provided about similar products or services.


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