SOFFI® Virtual Full Course Event

$465.00

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 is now being offered as a virtual “live” event; it is the same as the 2-day in-person course but is offered across two, three or four days. The amount of content and “face-to-face” time is the same as is provided in the 2-day format (15.5 hours). This course provides the practitioner with extensive evidence-based information regarding feeding development as well as assessment and intervention strategies. At the end of the course, after passing all of the module quizzes the participant will be certified as a SOFFI® Professional.

FOUR DAY EVENT
Tuesday, December 1, 2020
All times in Mountain Time – East Coast times = 6 to 9:30 pm

16:00 – 17:30       Introduction, Welcome & Family Roles and Expectations for Successful Nurturing and Feeding

17:30 – 19:00       Homeostasis as the Foundation for Feeding

19:00 – 19:30       Feeding as a Developmental Process – Physiologic, Sensory and State Development

Wednesday, December 2, 2020
All times in Mountain Time – East Coast times = 6 to 9:45 pm

16:00 – 17:45       Feeding as a Developmental Process – Oral-motor Development

17:45 – 19:45       Medical Issues that Impact Feeding Skills:  Respiratory, Cardiac, Neurologic/CNS, Gastro-intestinal disorders

Thursday, December 3, 2020
All times in Mountain Time – East Coast times = 6 to 9:30 pm

 16:00 — 16:30       Understanding the Language of the Newborn

16:30 – 17:00       Developmental Steps to Eating:  The BROSS Approach

17:00 – 17:15       Evidence Base for SOFFI®

17:15 – 18:45       Interventions to support internal regulation using SOFFI®

18:45 – 19:30       Supplemental Tube Feedings

Friday, December 4, 2020
All times in Mountain Time – East Coast times = noon to 5:00 pm

 10:00 – 12:30       Interventions to Support Homeostasis During Feedings Using SOFFI® (1)

12:30 – 12:45       Break

12:45 – 3:00          Interventions to Support Homeostasis During Feedings Using SOFFI® (2) and Wrap-up

Total Time:  15.5 hours

** 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 for each module (receiving a passing score of 100%-may be taken repeatedly, once every 24 hours, until a passing score is achieved) and complete a course evaluation to receive their certificate of completion.

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

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.

Speaker Financial Disclosures: Dr. Erin Ross is a paid consultant for Nestec Ltd and Intertek, and is a paid speaker for Toomey and Associates.  She owns intellectual property as the principal owner of Feeding Fundamentals, LLC., and created and receives a salary as compensation for SOFFI®.

Speaker Non-financial Disclosure:  Dr. Ross is also the Chair of the Advocacy Pillar of Feeding Matters, which is a voluntary position.

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