Homeostasis as the Foundation for Feeding

$25.00 for 6 months

This webinar discusses the concept of Homeostasis as the foundation for feeding, and provides the clinician with an understanding of the importance of stability.

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Summary of course

This webinar focuses on the influence of early birth and medical comorbidities on Homeostasis, and the influence of Homeostasis on learning and feeding outcomes.  Homeostasis is the foundation for all development and influences the ability and desire to eat.  The first challenge for a baby after birth is to establish internal regulation.  Brain development requires both a certain level of core stability and repeated experiences.  This webinar discusses the theories of dynamic systems and learning.  These concepts provide the professional caregiver with an understanding of the importance of stability and the influence of experiences on both short- and long-term feeding outcomes.

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


  • List the four subsystems of the Synactive Organization of Behavioral Development
  • Define “Homeostasis” as it relates to development


  • Dynamic Systems Theories: 0:00 – 11:44
  • Classical Conditioning and Eating: 11:44-17:30
  • Learned Avoidance and Eating Outcomes: 17:30-28:15

Total Run time:  28:15 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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