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The AEIOU Systematic Approach to Pediatric Feeding

10/25/2013 - 10/26/2013 8:00am - 6:00pm

The AEIOU Systematic Approach to Pediatric Feeding


Friday 8am - 6pm & Saturday 8am - 4pm,  October 25 – 26, 2013

Course Description:

This course teaches a step by step approach to getting children to explore food and enjoy eating. The AEIOU approach - acceptance, exposure, independence, observation and understanding - offers a new and highly successful method for integrated treatment of children with challenging feeding issues and uses sensory, oral motor, biomedical and environmental strategies. The five factors in this holistic approach emphasize active participation, independence and shared control. This course will arm participants with the knowledge and practical information to achieve functional outcomes for complex etiologies, improve quality of mealtime, manage tube/supplement dependency, treat sensory aversions, and more. This course is presented in a dynamic learning environment, using case studies and videos to engage and instruct participants.

Participants will be able to apply course learning immediately to:

• Formulate strategies to promote positive parent-child interaction and family centered care.
• Integrate five management factors for biomedical and environmental influences that limit successful feeding.
• Identify contraindications for oral feeding and describe a five-step treatment plan for non-oral feeders.
• Assess signs of distress and/or disengagement during feeding.
• Develop and implement treatment plans that incorporate strategies for the mealtime environment, self-feeding and oral-motor, sensory and motor deficits.

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What others are saying:

“This course really helped me, as a clinician, understand my children more and how to work with their parents.” -Speech-Language Pathologist

“Loved this course. I will be able to apply the info I learned to my work environment.” -Occupational Therapist

“The ‘missing piece’ to my treatment approach.” -Occupational Therapist

“The best course I have attended as a speech pathologist. Excellent presentation and a wealth of useful information.” -Speech-Language Pathologist

“I’m leaving SO excited to try these strategies on the children I serve. It is a different outlook on food and on behavior.” -Occupational Therapist


Nina Johanson

Nina Ayd Johanson is a highly regarded clinician and renowned teacher. She is a senior speech language pathologist for an acclaimed children’s hospital with extensive experience in home-based early intervention and parent training. For over 17 years, Nina has specialized in the evaluation and treatment of infants and young children with oral motor/feeding disorders, complex medical issues, autism spectrum disorders, and other developmental disabilities. Nina is the 2009 recipient of the ASHA A.C.E (Award for Continuing Education). A certified educator of infant massage and a certified holistic health practitioner, Nina also works in private practice, lectures nationally, and conducts workshops for parents and professionals on feeding infants, toddlers, and young children with feeding disorders. Nina holds two master’s degrees, an MS, SLP from Loyola College in Baltimore, MD, and one in Applied Healing Arts from the Tai Sophia Institute, where she studied transformational leadership, healing and wellness.

Nina Johanson receives a honorarium from Education Resources. She has no relevant nonfinancial relationsips to disclose.


$425 fee. Deadline for registration is two weeks prior to course. Cancellation will be accepted until that deadline, minus an administration fee of $75. NO REFUNDS AFTER DEADLINE.

Please make check payable and return to:

Education Resources, Inc.

266 Main St., Suite 12 • Medfield, MA 02052

(508) 359-6533 or 800-487-6530 (outside MA)

FAX (508) 359-2959 •

Limited enrollment

Presented By:

Children’s Therapy Unit, 402 15th Ave. S.E. Puyallup, WA 98372, Contact, Normajean McClure - Education Coordinator, 253-697-5225

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Education Resources reserves the right to cancel any course due to insufficient registration or extenuating circumstances. Please do not make non-refundable travel arrangements until you have called us and received confirmation that the course will be held. We are not responsible for any expenses incurred by participants if the course must be cancelled.



Dates and Locations

10/25/2013 - 10/26/2013 8:00am - 6:00pm
Children's Therapy Unit
402 15th Ave. S.E.
Puyallup, WA 98372

Contact Info

Normajeaen McClure