# 304 AEIOU: An Integrated Approach to Pediatric Feeding
Course Summary:The AEIOU approach – acceptance, exposure, independence, observation and understanding – offers a successful method for integrated treatment of infants and young children with challenging feeding disorders using sensory, oral motor, biomedical and environmental strategies. This course teaches a step-by-step approach for helping children learn to explore food, enjoy eating, and participate independently in social mealtimes. Five factors in this holistic approach emphasize active participation, independence and shared control. Participants will leave with knowledge and practical information to achieve functional outcomes for complex etiologies, improve quality of mealtime, manage tube dependency and transition to eating solid foods, treat sensory aversions, improve oral-motor skills, achieve home carryover, and more. This course is presented in a dynamic learning environment, using case studies and videos to engage and instruct participants.
Instructor: Nina Ayd Johanson, M.S., CCC-SLP
Course Cities and Dates:
None scheduled at this time