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We have GREAT NEWS!  We have updated all of the SOFFI® content and released the newest vibrant videos for the 12 modules on October 1st. We will soon have three ways to become a SOFFI® certified professional! We are resuming in-person trainings in 2023, expanded to provide more time with case studies and group work. More on that soon! You can purchase the video course package now (SOFFI® Online Certificate Course) or if you would rather take the course conducted via ZOOM, you may instead attend a Virtual SOFFI® Course.

 

We are also releasing several single-topic videos that were recorded using a live film crew! See below for more information on video courses covering special medical topics, teamwork, and normal development of eating and drinking skills. We are also releasing video recordings with strategies for parents/therapists to support texture transitions across the first two years. Stay tuned for all of these to be released in the fourth quarter of 2022.

 

Please note: access to video courses is for a specific time period, as noted on the course.

Virtual Soffi Course

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SOFFI® Online Certificate Course

Sign up for SOFFI® training provided online as recorded videos. Enjoy the cost savings of not having to travel! The same information is provided that you would get in an online ZOOM SOFFI® Virtual Full Course. You will have access to the material for a period of 6 months from purchase. Total time: 15 content hours, OFFERED FOR 1.5 ASHA CEUs; 1.5 AOTA CEUs

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. It provides the practitioner with evidence-based information regarding feeding development as well as assessment and intervention strategies. A free question and answer period is offered monthly for attendees, by email invitation.

To download your Certified SOFFI® Professional certificate, you must view all videos, pass all the quizzes (10-questions per module, 12 modules), and submit your course evaluation.

** To ensure Learners successfully achieve the Learning Outcomes and to satisfy the completion requirements for continuing education credits, all attendees are expected to view  the course in its entirety. To receive continuing education credit, the registered learner must be the same person who views the videos and who takes the quizzes.

If requesting continuing education credits, you MUST inform us at the time of registration, or you will not be reported to the organization as having completed the course requirements (at this time, this requirement is for ASHA members who are requesting continuing education). 

 

PRICE for package = $395 USD (includes access for 6 months)

PRICE INCLUDES THE COST OF ALL QUIZZES FOR CERTIFICATION

 

 

 

This course is offered for 1.5 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level, Professional Content area). This course will focus on the treatment SOFFI® Method and will not discuss other similar or related treatments. Not available for partial credit.

 

Newest Offerings

Feeding Fundamentals

Strategies to Support the Transition to Textured Family Foods

Parents are key role models and have a significant influence over how their children learn to eat. But many are unaware of this ability to affect their child’s eating habits. This presentation will provide the professional with evidence-based strategies to share with parents who want their child to learn to eat a wide variety of age-appropriate and nutrient dense foods.  The role of learning and exposure is highlighted.

 

Presented by:  Erin Sundseth Ross, PhD., CCC-SLP

 

** To ensure Learners successfully achieve the Learning Outcomes and to satisfy the completion requirements for continuing education credits, all attendees are expected to view  the course in its entirety.  To receive continuing education credit, the registered learner must be the same person who attends and who takes the quizzes. To receive continuing education credits, you must pass the quiz for this content.

Development-of-Taste-2

This course is offered for 0.3 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level, Professional Content area). Not available for partial credit.

$90 for 3 month access

Oral Feeding Support

This course is offered for 0.25 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level, Professional Content area) under Feeding FUNdamentals, LLC. ASHA CE Provider approval and use of the Brand Block does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products or clinical procedures.

Gastroesophageal Reflux: When to worry and what to do

Gastroesophageal Reflux (GER) is a very common and normal occurrence in infancy. However, a portion of the infants with GER actually have Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD).  This course provides the practitioner with a deep understanding of the difference between GER and GERD while offering extensive evidence-based information regarding signs and symptoms of GERD.  Practical strategies are offered for working with infants and their families when GERD is present, along with cautions for using certain interventions.

 

Presented by:  Erin Sundseth Ross, PhD., CCC-SLP

 

** To ensure Learners successfully achieve the Learning Outcomes and to satisfy the completion requirements for continuing education credits, all attendees are expected to view  the course in its entirety.  To receive continuing education credit, the registered learner must be the same person who attends and who takes the quizzes. To receive continuing education credits, you must pass the quiz for this content.

$90 for 3 month access

Strategies to Support the Transition to First Foods

Parents are key role models and have a significant influence over how their children learn to eat. But many are unaware of this ability to affect their child’s eating habits. These habits begin forming early.  This presentation will provide the professional with evidence-based strategies to share with parents who want their child to learn to eat a wide variety of age-appropriate and nutrient dense foods.

 

Presented by:  Erin Sundseth Ross, PhD., CCC-SLP

 

** To ensure Learners successfully achieve the Learning Outcomes and to satisfy the completion requirements for continuing education credits, all attendees are expected to view  the course in its entirety.  To receive continuing education credit, the registered learner must be the same person who attends and who takes the quizzes. To receive continuing education credits, you must pass the quiz for this content.

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This course is offered for 0.3 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level, Professional Content area). Not available for partial credit.

$90 for 3 month access

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This course is offered for 0.15 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level, Professional Content area) under Feeding FUNdamentals, LLC. ASHA CE Provider approval and use of the Brand Block does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products or clinical procedures.

The Development of Taste and Texture Preferences

Fetuses are exposed to the basic flavors in utero. These experiences begin a long journey of learning about the taste and textures of foods, which influence the foods the child eventually eats on a regular basis. This presentation will review what we know about the development of flavor and taste, as well as the acceptance of textures across infancy and early childhood.

 

Presented by:  Erin Sundseth Ross, PhD., CCC-SLP

 

** To ensure Learners successfully achieve the Learning Outcomes and to satisfy the completion requirements for continuing education credits, all attendees are expected to view  the course in its entirety.  To receive continuing education credit, the registered learner must be the same person who attends and who takes the quizzes. To receive continuing education credits, you must pass the quiz for this content.

$37.50 for 3 month access

Developing Skills for Healthy Eating

Across the first one-to-two years, the source of nutrition for infants transitions from a strictly liquid diet to a textured table food diet. Developmental skills support these transitions, and the domains of development involved include oral motor, gross and fine motor, and even cognition. As the infant matures, their way of thinking about the world in general and food specifically changes. Parents are the first influencers, but over time the child is also influenced by other people and the environment. This presentation will address the acquisition of these skills across domains within the first five years of life. It will also describe how these developmental skills support the ability to transition to an age-appropriate diet.

 

Presented by:  Erin Sundseth Ross, PhD., CCC-SLP

 

** To ensure Learners successfully achieve the Learning Outcomes and to satisfy the completion requirements for continuing education credits, all attendees are expected to view  the course in its entirety.  To receive continuing education credit, the registered learner must be the same person who attends and who takes the quizzes. To receive continuing education credits, you must pass the quiz for this content.

Table eating

This course is offered for 0.3 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level, Professional Content area). Not available for partial credit.

$75 for 3 month access

Communication Skills Within NICU

This course is offered for 0.2 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level, Professional Content area) under Feeding FUNdamentals, LLC.

Communication Skills for Teamwork within the NICU Culture

Every workplace has a culture, and the Newborn Intensive Care Unit is no different. Staffing is multidisciplinary which brings perspectives that often differ.  To be successful, we need the ability to be responsive to the attitudes and feelings of our colleagues.  Effective communication improves patient outcomes as well as staff satisfaction. And yet communication is often hampered in this acute setting by limited time as well as the diverse backgrounds of the disciplines.  This webinar helps the participant understand work cultures and what contributes to healthy work environments.  Specific strategies for creating healthy work environments and improve effectiveness of feeding plans will also be shared.  Experiences are shared to help the participant apply these concepts to their daily work life.  Commonly asked questions are addressed, such as 1) how do I get people to follow feeding plans; 2) How do I get people to respect what I do as a therapist; 3) How do I as a staff nurse effectively communicate with my team members so that they listen to me?

 

Presented by:  Erin Sundseth Ross, PhD., CCC-SLP

 

** To ensure Learners successfully achieve the Learning Outcomes and to satisfy the completion requirements for continuing education credits, all attendees are expected to view  the course in its entirety.  To receive continuing education credit, the registered learner must be the same person who attends and who takes the quizzes. To receive continuing education credits, you must pass the quiz for this content.

$50 for 3 month access

Using A Structured Approach To Critical Thinking: RINGGCAST

This presentation guides the participant through a structured way to think about the progress of an infant in therapy, and to identify when infants are not progressing. When an infant is not progressing, feeding specialists need to think through the reasons for the lack of progress. This presentation uses an approach called “RINGGCAST” to help the feeding specialist step through the most likely reasons why an infant may struggle to progress, and uses a series of case studies to reinforce the use of the approach. Video and materials are available for 3 months after date of purchase. Total time: 3 content hours

 

Presented by:  Erin Sundseth Ross, PhD., CCC-SLP

 

** To ensure Learners successfully achieve the Learning Outcomes and to satisfy the completion requirements for continuing education credits, all attendees are expected to view  the course in its entirety.  To receive continuing education credit, the registered learner must be the same person who attends and who takes the quizzes. To receive continuing education credits, you must pass the quiz for this content and submit a course evaluation.

ringgcast-video

This course is offered for 0.3 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level, Professional content area). This course will focus on RINGGCAST and the SOFFI® Method and will not discuss other similar or related treatments. This course is not offered for partial credit.

$90 for 3 month access