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Take Courses When You Want

For years the only way to become a SOFFI™ certified clinician was in person. However, we are now happy to offer the teachings of Dr. Ross online at your convenience. You can purchase a video course package or individual courses below.

SOFFI™ Training Package

Sign up for SOFFI training provided online.  Enjoy the cost savings of not having to travel! The same information is provided that you would get in a two day SOFFI Course or by buying the series of 12 of our online courses (marked by the asterisk mark)

Already a Member? Looking for a video?

This page has both purchasing and viewing options for every course, once you have purchased a course/package come back to this page to view them. Please note that no level of membership provides free video training, just discounts.

Course Overview

Overview of Feeding Development and Treatment Strategies:  What all Professionals Should Know

This webinar is designed for the professional who wants to have a strong foundation of how feeding develops, and what interferes with typical development.  It provides a general overview of the same information provided during the in-depth SOFFItraining.  Physicians, nurse practitioners, dietitians, and lactation consultants may benefit from this webinar.  Therapists who are new to

Basic-of-SOFFI

Individual Courses

1.

Supporting Parents and Infants During Early Feedings in the NICU*

Parents are integrally involved, and influenced, by their baby’s ability to eat and their own ability to feed their infant.  When feedings are uncomfortable, or babies are developing aversions, family functioning is often affected. This webinar reviews the evidence regarding role stress, and pediatric feeding disorders, on family functioning and supportive interventions.

NCIU

2.

Homeostasis as the Foundation for Feeding*

The first challenge for a baby after birth is to establish internal regulations.  All further development comes from a core of stability. 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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Development of Internal Regulation and Feeding

This webinar covers some general information regarding the development of the physiologic, motor and sensory systems and the influence on feeding skill acquisition.

development of internal regulation and feeding

4.

Development of The Oral Motor System

A thorough review of how the oral-motor system develops, as it relates to infant feeding.

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Development of Feeding Across the First Year

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

Development of feeding across the first year

6.

EVIDENCE BASE FOR SOFFI™*

This webinar provides a review of the evidence supporting SOFFI™.

Basis

7.

Influence of Medical Comorbidities

A review of how medical comorbidities influence feeding.  Brief information related to respiratory, cardiac, gastro-intestinal and neurologic conditions are covered.

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8.

Effects of the NICU*

A short review of the literature focused on long-term outcomes for breast feeding, bottle feeding, and growth.

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9.

Understanding the Language of the Newborn*

Practical information on understanding how the newborn communicates a readiness to attempt a new task (e.g., feeding) and how to know when to stop.

Understanding the language of the newborn

10.

The Bross Approach*

Published in 2011, this approach conceptualizes eating as a progressively complicated task, that begins with internal regulation and minimal challenges.  Sucking, swallowing and breathing patterns are described.

BROSS

11.

Communication Skills for Breaking in to the NICU Culture

Ever struggle to gain respect in the NICU? Ever wonder how to “break in” to the tight society of the NICU?  This webinar gives practical tips on how to work with staff, and how to gain their respect.

Coming-soon

12.

Using Data to Guide Interventions: How are You Monitoring Success?

Are you monitoring the success, or lack of progress, of your interventions?  What does progress look like? Volume is one of many outcomes we can look at to verify we are appropriately addressing the problems that the baby is experiencing.  This webinar provides specific and practical ideas for monitoring success, and for knowing how to interpret your data.

Coming-soon

Final Soffi™ Courses

To access these courses you must request access and have completed the SOFFI™ pre-requisite courses that are noted by (*) and are included in the course package. Email info@feedingfundamentals.com for the product password.

1.

Interventions to Support Internal Regulation

There are many interventions that can improve a baby’s ability to rise to the challenge of oral feeding.  Therapists can help families prepare their infant, even in the first days after birth, by sharing these evidence-based interventions.

interventions to support internal regulation

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Interventions to Support Homeostasis During Oral Feedings

In-depth information to support oral feedings is provided in this webinar. These interventions are supported by a strong evidence base, which is also provided.

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3.

Working With Tube Feedings

Some babies need supplemental tube feedings at home.  This webinar provides practical intervention strategies to help babies transition from these tube feedings to more oral feedings, as appropriate.

Coming-soon