SOFFI® Online Certificate Course
Sign up for SOFFI® training provided online. Enjoy the cost savings of not having to travel! The same information is provided in the Virtual SOFFI® Course, You will have access to the material for a period of 6 months from purchase. Total contact hour time: 15 hours
SOFFI® is an integrated approach to supporting oral feeding in preterm and in medically complex infants, both in the NICU and in the Early Intervention setting. The primary approach offered online provides the practitioner with evidence-based information regarding feeding development as well as assessment and intervention strategies. A free one-hour question and answer period is offered monthly for a period of time. After you complete the 12 webinars that are part of the course and pass the quizzes, you will receive a Certified SOFFI® Professional certificate. You should take the quiz after each module to make sure you have mastered the material.
• Identify necessary components of infant development that indicate a readiness to begin and sustain oral feeding
• Discuss development of oral-motor skills
• Describe the interaction between medical and developmental level as they relate to feeding readiness and progression
• Identify infants who are not progressing in feeding skill development based on data
• List one way to involve the family in early, pre-feeding activities to support their infant’s later feeding skills
• Identify two of five distinct sucking patterns in infant feeding development using the BROSS approach terminology
• Identify the influence of two medical conditions on oral feeding success in infants
• Describe why external regulated pacing is the last intervention listed along the SOFFI® Algorithm
• List 3 things that affect flow rate in bottles
The SOFFI® Online Certificate Course is broken down into twelve modules. Each module has its own video, quiz and handout files
|Module||Length of video||Name of video|
|1||53:09||Supporting Parents and Infants During Early Feedings in the
Intensive Care Unit and at Home
|2||55:01||Homeostasis as the Foundation for Feeding|
|3||46:30||Development of Internal Regulation and Feeding|
|4||1:23:13||Development of the Oral Motor System|
|5||46:35||Development of Feeding Across the First Year|
|6||2:11:16||Medical Issues that Influence Oral Feeding Skills|
|7||39:30||Understanding the Language of the Newborn|
|8||29:13||The BROSS Approach|
|9||18:42||Evidence Base for SOFFI®|
|10||1:48:32||Interventions to Support Internal Regulation using SOFFI®|
|11||3:47:20||Interventions to Support Homeostasis During Oral Feedings using SOFFI®|
|12||30:47||Supplemental Tube Feeding Considerations|
|Total Time||15:12 hours|
Price for package = $395.
PRICE INCLUDES THE COST OF ALL QUIZZES FOR CERTIFICATION
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Course Information and Completion Requirements
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
Instructional method: Video and quiz offered on your member’s dashboard through www.feedingfundamentals.com, using the platform LearnDash. Monthly question and answer sessions are offered for a period of three months beginning at the time of purchase, and the participant will be sent details for joining these Q&As after registering.
Content Disclosure: This content will focus on the method SOFFI®: Supporting Oral Feeding in Fragile Infants and there will be limited or no information provided about similar products or services.
Access information: This video training was updated in July of 2022 and will be updated every three years. Course available for ASHA CEUs beginning October 1, 2022.
To ensure Learners successfully achieve the Learning Outcomes above and to satisfy the completion requirements and continuing education credits, all attendees are expected to watch the webinar course in its entirety. Attendees are required to complete an attestation that they viewed the entire webinar course. This course is not offered for partial credit. Click for full policy for attendance
Requirements for this course must be completed within 6 months of purchase. The requirements for completion are as follows:
- View the video in its entirety and attest that the person registered is the person who is watching the course and requesting the certificate of completion
- Pass a 10-question multiple choice quiz with a score of 100% (may be taken repeatedly and the quiz is available as a handout to identify the questions) for each module. NOTE: There are twelve modules, each with its own 10-question quiz. The time to take the quizzes is included in the contact hours
- Complete the course evaluation
If requesting ASHA CEUs, you must inform us at the time of registration.
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. She has worked in child development clinics, feeding clinics, and home settings, and currently continues her work in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Dr. Ross has also authored book chapters on feeding development and pediatric feeding disorders.
Speaker Financial Disclosures:
Erin Ross is the owner of Feeding Fundamentals, LLC and owns the intellectual property (inclusive of SOFFI®) and receives a salary. She also receives a salary as a faculty member of the Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions and as a Developmental Specialist for the HealthONE Hospital Systems. Dr. Ross is also a paid consultant for Gerber Baby Foods (Nestec) and Intertek. She is paid as a speaker for Toomey and Associates, Inc. and receives royalties for content.
Speaker Non-financial Disclosure:
Dr Ross is currently the Chair of Advocacy Pillar for Feeding Matters. She is also an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Dr. Ross is a Member of the Consensus Committee– Developmental Care Standards for Infants in Intensive Care, and has written related book chapters for Elsevier and Thieme Publishers.
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