Wish you knew more about helping kids with feeding difficulties?


Whether you help kids in a classroom, in their home, or in a clinic, you are bound to come across kids that are struggling to eat.  You may be the therapist or teacher assigned to help this child or you may be helping them with other challenges they face, either way, having some strategies to support their feeding would be extremely helpful, to say the least!

As professionals, we can feel desperate to help a child that isn't eating well, or to teach good eating habits from the beginning because feeding difficulties are a tremendous stress for the family.

It can consume and control their lives.

But, it can be overwhelming and even scary to give the "wrong" advice because it could significantly delay progress, or even make eating worse.

Imagine what it would be like to have the knowledge and resources to help feeding difficulties improve...


When therapists and teachers learn new strategies and interventions, something wonderful happens: confidence. Suddenly, when you see the child (and family) struggling to eat, transition to table foods, or create a feeding schedule, you know confidently how to direct them.

This makes us feel good (and it should), that we are doing our job well (because we are).

Their are a lot of intensive feeding courses available, which are wonderful. But, it can be hard to find a complete resource that covers the basics of feeding.

Because it's valuable to know and understand early feeding milestones and how to guide families through them.

It's critical to lead parents into setting up structured mealtime routines so that children can have the best opportunity to learn to eat a variety of foods.

And, as a therapist or teacher, it's totally necessary to have some strategies for picky eating in your back pocket.

How can you gain this feeding confidence as a professional?

Through Pediatric Feeding 101, an online course for occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, teachers, developmental therapists, and more. 

In this course, you will gain a foundation in feeding milestones (transitioning off of a bottle, starting table foods, straw drinking, etc.)  You'll also learn how to create a structure and routine around meals with 6 specific guidelines that include scheduling and family mealtimes. Lastly, you will learn proven and evidence based strategies for picky eating.

And, you don't have to travel anywhere or take time off of work. All you have to do is log in and watch, read, and print all the helpful guides and handouts whenever is convenient with you.  

Pediatric Feeding 101 is based on research and years of feeding experience


Alisha Grogan is a pediatric occupational therapist that specializes in feeding.  She has taken continuing education classes in Talk Tools, The SOS Approach to Feeding, and more.  But, has applied those and her own clinical observations and experience to help hundreds of children, in their homes (through early intervention programming), online, and in schools.



Learning Outcomes

1. Identify feeding milestones for children between ages 6-36 months old to utilize when evaluating a child.

2. Implement a positive mealtime routine for children and their families that decrease negative behaviors and picky eating at meals during treatment sessions with families.

3. Identify a 5 step system for helping families overcome picky eating that can be utilized during treatments with families.

4. Employ strategies for helping families follow through on therapeutic strategies at home during treatment sessions with families

Course Curriculum

  • 1

    Let's Get Started!

    • Welcome

    • Pediatric Feeding Course Outline

    • Pediatric Feeding 101 Slides

    • References

  • 2

    1. Feeding Milestones

    • Module 1: Milestones

    • Module 1: PDF

    • Feeding Milestones Checklist

    • Feeding Schedules Template

    • Module 1: Quiz

  • 3

    2. Mealtime Routine

    • Module 2: Mealtime Routine

    • Module 2: PDF

    • Creating a No Pressure Environment Guide

    • Module 2: Quiz

  • 4

    3. Helping Picky Eaters

    • Module 3: Picky Eating

    • Module 3: PDF

    • 5 Step Picky Eater Solution Plan

    • Module 3: Quiz

  • 5

    Bonus Lesson

    • How to Help Families Follow Through with Feeding Strategies at Home

  • 6

    Printables, Extras, and Handouts

    • Feeding History Form

    • Food Diary Printable (to be used with families)

    • Baby and Toddler Food Idea Mega List

    • 9 Steps to Improve Eating Printable

    • How to Keep Kids Seated for Mealtime

    • Additional Resources and Links

    • Exit Survey

Praise for this course:

5 star rating

Extremely helpful

laura albert

As an entry level OT with very minimal training on feeding, this course provided me with a great foundation of knowledge. I am currently three weeks into my ...

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As an entry level OT with very minimal training on feeding, this course provided me with a great foundation of knowledge. I am currently three weeks into my new OT career in early intervention. The first thing most parents as me about when I come into their homes is if I can help them with their "picky eater." I now feel as though I have some advice to share and a good place to start when I do have to address feeding with a family. Thank you so much!

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5 star rating

Well organized and great strategies for immediate use

Mary maryhlawati@yahoo.com

As a speech-language pathologist working with young children and as a mother to two young boys of my own, I found this course extremely helpful both professi...

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As a speech-language pathologist working with young children and as a mother to two young boys of my own, I found this course extremely helpful both professionally and personally. It was very clear, well organized, great explanations and provided many immediate takeaways that I started using that same day! I will definitely be taking more courses and recommending these to family, friends and clients!

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5 star rating

Excellent!

Kelli kelli.inniger.cccslp@gmail.com

As always, I learned so much from Alisha. I feel confident I'll be able to implement some of these strategies with the B to 3 population I work with!

As always, I learned so much from Alisha. I feel confident I'll be able to implement some of these strategies with the B to 3 population I work with!

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5 star rating

Excellent introduction into Paediatric Feeding

Roisin Eves

Lovely structured way to presenting the developmental stages of feeding, mealtime routines and strategies for picky eaters/problem feeders. Will definitely b...

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Lovely structured way to presenting the developmental stages of feeding, mealtime routines and strategies for picky eaters/problem feeders. Will definitely be using these steps when working with children and their families. Clear and user friendly, appealing to visual and auditory learners.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is this course right for me if I already have feeding experience?

This course is introductory, and the review and insight into perhaps some new strategies will be helpful.  You'll also receive invaluable handouts that you're welcome to use with your clients or students families. 

Do we receive continuing education credits or a certificate?

Yes, you do receive a certificate upon completion of all videos and quizzes (must score 80% or higher to pass).  This course is officially AOTA CEU certified for 2 contact hours or .2 CEU's.

How long do I have to complete the course?

Indefinitely, guaranteed for 1 year! However, all the PDF'S and printables are yours to download and keep at any time!

What age children does this course cover?

We start at about 6 months of age with babies eating their first foods and through most toddler feeding milestones. Picky eating strategies are beneficial for all kids through 6-8 years old.

I have a special needs request, who do I contact?

You can reach out to us at hello@yourkidstable.com for any needs, so that we may support you.

30 Day Money Back Guarantee

If you aren't completely satisfied with the course, we will issue a refund within 30 days of purchasing. 


About the instructor

Occupational Therapist

Alisha Grogan MOT, OTR/L

Author and owner of Your Kid’s Table LLC, a site designed to help parents help their kids with sensory processing and all things feeding, two specialties of Alisha’s as a pediatric OT. She’s also the creator of the online class Mealtime Works and RISE with Sensory. Alisha has three boys at home, one of who has sensory needs and a history of feeding difficulties. She lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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