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Program Description:

This workshop will focus on the topic of feeding problems in young children. Areas of discussion include physiology of swallowing, normal development of feeding skills in young children, etiology, assessment and treatment of feeding disorders, behaviors associated with eating Difficulties, and treatment of feeding refusal behavior. Increasing caloric intake and new foods into the diet, positioning for stability, parent involvement and feeding techniques will be discussed. Instructional methods include lecture, case studies, handouts, powerpoint presentation, videos and discussion.

Target Audience:

  • ​Speech Pathologists
  • Special Educators

Time-Ordered Agenda:

8:00-8:30      Registration 

8:30-9:00      Physiology of Swallowing

9:00-9:30      Etiology of Feeding Disorders 

9:30-10:00    Normal Development of Feeding Skills

10:00-10:15  BREAK

10:15-11:00  Feeding equipment – nipples, cups, spoons, plates 

11:15-11-30  Principles of Treatment

11:30-11:45  Skill Building Case Study

11:45-12:00  Compliance on Non-food Related Behavior

12:00-1:00    LUNCH BREAK (you can bring your own and eat in the conference room)

1:00-1:30      Increasing Calories - “White” Stuff

1:30-2:00      Selecting the Next New Food 

​2:00-2:30      Positioning for Stability

2:30-2:45      BREAK

​2:45-3:30      Feeding Techniques

2:30-4:00      Carry Over to Daily mealtimes

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this conference participants will be better able to: 

  • Recognize the structures and muscular movements involved in pediatric swallowing.
  • Recognize normal and abnormal feeding skills in    infants and toddlers.
  • Perform clinical assessments and identify underlying problems associated with swallowing and feeding  problems in infants and toddlers.
  • Implement appropriate treatment for behavioral, neurological and developmental feeding  disorders.
  • Identify mealtime management  strategies for families to address issues that effect the development of  feeding  skills and associated behaviors.


Eugenia Rogers MA CCC-SLP, BRC-S
Clinical supervisor,
Speech-Language Pathology,
Step by Step Infant Development Center

Ms. Rogers is a Board Certified Specialist in Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders, BCS-S. She is NIDCAP certified as well. She has taught  at St. John’s University and Touro Colleges in the United States. Her  experience  also includes several  full day seminars  on Normal feeding Skills and Swallowing Disorders: Birth to Three, Developing Breast and Bottle Feeding in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Communication Skill Development in Early Intervention, and  Treatment of Feeding Disorders in Medically Complex Infants and Toddlers.  She has also provided  supervision to  speech-language therapy students at area colleges.

Ms. Rogers   has provided direct speech, oral motor, language and developmental feeding therapies to premature infants in the Neonatal Intensive Care Units of  Kings County and Downstate University Hospitals and to infants and toddlers from birth to  age three in their homes.

Speakers Financial & Non-Financial Disclosures: 

Financial Disclosure: Eugenia Rodgers received an honorarium for this event from The Hagedorn Little Village School.

Non-financial Disclosure: Eugenia Rodgers is a current member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

Fee Schedule:

Registration by March 8, 2019 -  $175.00  

Group Registration by March 8, 2019 (5 or more) - $165.00 

Student (with Student ID) by March 8, 2019 - $140.00

Registration after March 8, 2019 - $190.00

.6 CEUs offered

Level:  Intermediate Level, Professional Area

For Further Information, please contact Kimberly Neary or
Jessica Resnick

at 516-520-6076 or email

Monday, March 18, 2019

Treatment of Feeding in Young Children: A Motor Learning Approach

Presenter:  Genie Rogers MA CCC-SLP, BRC-S