SOFFI® Online Certificate Course

$395.00 for 6 months

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Sign up for SOFFI® training provided online. Enjoy the cost savings of not having to travel! The 12 professionally recorded videos cover the same information that is provided in the Virtual SOFFI® Course via Zoom. You will have access to the material for a period of 6 months from date of 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 session 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 must 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 12 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 14:29:48
Quizzes 43:00
Total Time 15:12 hours


Price for package = $395.


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Course Information and Completion Requirements

Intended Audience: Speech Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapy Practitioners, Lactation Consultants, Registered Dietitians, Lactation Consultants, 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, 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. 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:

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Complete the course evaluation

If requesting ASHA CEUs, you must inform us at the time of registration.

Presenter Information

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.


ADA Accommodations: Feeding Fundamentals, LLC complies with ADA provisions. Every effort will be made to accommodate requests. If you require special accommodations or need assistance, please contact Gina Gass at [email protected]. Requests must be made at least two weeks in advance of necessary accommodations.

Cancellations: The video and handouts are available immediately after purchase and therefore there are no refunds for this course after purchase has been completed. Click here for full policy on cancellations.

Complaints: Feeding Fundamentals, LLC takes complaints seriously and we will work to resolve them. Please send us an email at [email protected] with any concerns, within 2 weeks of completion of the course. Click here for full policy on complaints.


This course is offered for 1.5 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level, Professional content area). ASHA CE Provider approval and use of the Brand Block does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products or clinical procedures. This course is not offered for partial credit.





This course will focus on the treatment SOFFI® Method and will not discuss other similar or related treatments.

59 reviews for SOFFI® Online Certificate Course

  1. Marika Avramit

    I am so glad that I took this course. I learned so much, especially about how to assess and provide the correct intervention at the right time. I was able to complete it at my own pace in my own time and found it very applicable to my work.

  2. Rebecca Neill (verified owner)

  3. Monike Garabieta

    Excellent course – Dr. Ross is incredibily knowledgeable and presents information in a way that increases understanding.

  4. Jolie Anderson

  5. Erin Cremin

    Wonderful course! I learned so much. The course is laid out very strategically so each topic can build on itself.

  6. Paula

  7. Noelia James (verified owner)

    Outstanding course! I had never heard of SOFFI before and upon taking this course everything that is taught is top notch evidence based research! I’ve learned how to assess, treat, monitor, and provide families with support they needed immediately into my practice. Thank you SOFFI and Feeding FUNdamentals!

  8. Katelyn Leonard

    Excellent course, and well done virtual format!

  9. Madison Quinton

    This course was evidence-based, clear, and engaging. The information is immediately applicable and has especially helped me in how I provide caregiver education. Highly recommend!

  10. Michelle Lauchlan (verified owner)

    INCREDIBLE. Wonderful research, protocol, and information to support evidence based practice for practitioners and their families. I highly recommend this course to support all early feeding therapists.

  11. Stefani Knijnik

    AMAZING! This is the perfect course. Great information, great protocol, perfect to support infants with feeding difficulties. Erin is the best in the area, but the SOFFI is on another level! Outstanding!!

  12. JeanBailey (verified owner)

    I gained so much from this course. Practical, immediately applicable information that I can use in my work. It was a bonus to be able to complete the course at my own pace.

  13. murphysarah331 (verified owner)

    This course is AMAZING! Important for every SLP supporting infants with feeding. I feel so fortunate to have been able to complete this course at my own pace online. Evidence based and immediately applicable to my practice. Thank you feeding fundamentals!

  14. jalewandowski (verified owner)

    This course was wonderful! Dr Erin Ross is a great speaker whose passion for the subject comes through as she shares an extensive amount of peer reviewed research and interventions along with her personal tips and experiences. The information that I gained from this course will be incredibly beneficial to my practice as a home based early intervention OT and I am excited to share it with my colleagues and families. The recorded webinar format was ideal for me to complete this course over a long period of time and the balance of slides, the presenter and the presenter with smaller slides beside her helped keep the formatting easy to watch. I highly recommend this course to anyone involved with feeding for infants.

  15. Eloise Stutt

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  17. Melissa Carrier-Damon

    Highly recommend!

  18. Kaylin Panning (verified owner)

    Loved the course! Very informative and easy to follow.

  19. Chandler Findley

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  21. Grace Meidl (verified owner)

    Great information. Appreciate the different options for taking the course as well. Feel much more prepared after this training!

  22. Melissa Levy

    In my opinion, this course is a must for any clinician working with infants and/or with pediatric dysphagia. While this is a time commitment, it is jam packed with so much evidence based information that truly informed my practice as a neonatal SLP even after years of practice in the NICU!

  23. Marie-Claude Turcotte (verified owner)

    This course was perfect for my needs. I got much more accurate and evidence-based information on how to assess and provide correct interventions at the right time. It also helped my colleagues and I to use the same language because we were a few of our team to follow the same course during the same period of time. I liked that I was able to complete it at my own pace. Dr. Ross is knowledgeable and, for a French speaker, she is easy to understand. She presents information in a way that increases understanding. I highly recommend this course for every OT supporting infants with feeding.

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  26. Nicole Hoover (verified owner)

    Highly recommend!! This course is extremely well done to provide a well rounded and whole picture evidence based foundation as well as highly clinically applicable information for immediate practical application with patients and their families. I can’t say enough good things about this course!

  27. Allison Green

    Excellent course!

  28. Rachel Hartman (verified owner)

  29. Lindsay Beckerman

    This course is my go-to recommendation for anyone working with babies or NICU graduates – Understanding the complexity of their little nervous systems is SO critical in your assessment and intervention. I am so grateful for Dr. Ross’ ability to take the research and communicate it clearly and use it to guide intervention.

  30. Megan Stewart

    Great content. Highly recommend for anyone looking to grow their skillset as a feeding therapist.

  31. Sarah Verhagen (verified owner)

  32. Denise De Laat

    Excellent training. Very comprehensive and evidence based.

  33. Tammy Wallace

    Loved this course!

  34. Robyn Thompson (verified owner)

    Excellent course. This course helped connect many of the dots in my learning and practice in feeding infants. I do not work in a NICU, but do work with infants and young children with feeding challenges. I appreciate how evidence-based this course is. I feel like all recommendations were backed with research, which helps provide me with confidence in providing best practice and to justify recommendations to other therapists, lactation specialists, nurses, and parents.

  35. NICHOLAS CONDE (verified owner)

    I’m very pleased I was recommended to take this course by a colleague. Being new in neonatal feeding I feel it’s given be a comprehensive foundation to work from. Lots of useful research articles and pearls of wisdom!

  36. Jane Ball

    This course has increased my skills as a feeding specialist, developed my confidence in working with fragile babies and improved my working practice and. It was fantastic to be able to complete this online at times to suit me. The sharing of theory and evidence base for strategies discussed on the course has enabled changes to practice throughout the Multidisciplinary team. I have recommended this course to all my dysphagia colleagues working with this client group.

  37. Helen Richardson

    Excellent course that pulls a wide evidence base into an easily accessible and understandable format. I came away with a clear idea of how I could apply my learning and the practical strategies and tools covered on the course quickly into my practice.

  38. elisa.heikkinen

    I highly recommend this course, it was outstanding! I gained scientific-based but still practical, immediately applicable information that I can use in my daily work at NICU and other inpatient clinics. It was so easy to complete the course online over a long period of time.

  39. KendraMyers (verified owner)

    The information provided in the SOFFI certificate course is amazing! I was able to apply the concepts to my practice in the NICU setting right away. This course is a must for anyone working with preemies and young babies with feeding difficulties.

  40. Mary Brown

    Wonderful information and content. The knowledge in the course is invaluable and will become part of your framework as a NICU therapist.

  41. Nicole Marshall

    Super useful, would recommend to all NICU nurses

  42. Caroline Cizek (verified owner)

    Very informative and thorough for the NICU setting and working with medically fragile infants. This will all be incredibly beneficial beginning the track for feeding therapy!

  43. Anne

    Excellent course for anyone working in the NICU!

  44. naomi.simpson (verified owner)

    This course is fantastic, very highly recommend for anyone working with babies and infants in an acute or community setting. This has given me knowledge to underpin skills and made me feel so much more confident in my practice

  45. Leslie Pletta-Smith (verified owner)

    Excellent class for the SLP who is getting ready to work in a NICU. I really like how the course focuses on giving parents the confidence to care for their tiny babies and takes the focus off of “get the volume in” that many physicians have been taught. We are getting ready to open a level 2 nursery and I am thankful for this course to help me feel ready to work with these babies and support the families.

  46. erin kaui (verified owner)

    Very comprehensive course and well done using virtual format!

  47. Amy Curran (verified owner)

  48. emilie.joyal (verified owner)

    Excellent course for anyone working in the NICU.

  49. Sue McCann

    Sue McCann

    This really helped to put my working knowledge of older children into context and to improve my understanding of where difficulties have arisen. So useful and helpful

  50. NURUL HASLINA MOHD ZIN (verified owner)

    Excellent course. Good information with evidence-based practice. Highly recommend!

  51. abby

    Great information and practical information. A must-take course when working in infant feeding.

  52. Deanne Paisley

  53. alisonagosti2 (verified owner)

    This course was incredibly well done! I enjoyed very much!

  54. kate lovato (verified owner)

    I thoroughly enjoyed this course and have recommended it to all of my colleagues in the infant feeding world!

  55. Stephanie Tryon (verified owner)

  56. Ally Tieuli (verified owner)

    I enjoyed taking this course tremendously! Highly recommend to anyone interested in infant feeding!

  57. Wei Sarah Lim (verified owner)

    Highly informative and useful for anyone working with infants and older babies!

  58. Sophia Chan (verified owner)

    Outstanding course, so glad that I am able to attend the virtual course from the other side of the world. I learned so much from Dr. Erin Ross’ expertise. The course was packed with literature and evidence-based practice. I am ready to apply what I know!

  59. Natalie Altenhofen (verified owner)

    This course was so wonderful! The format, the presentation, the ease of access, the wealth of evidence-based information = all 5-star quality! This will be extremely helpful for me in my role as a feeding/swallowing therapist!

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