Can’t Touch This: Overview and Treatment of Sensory Feeding Disorders

October 28, 2016 10:00am - 12:00pm

*This is a Closed Event for Therapy 2000 Employees Only*

This event is open to OT/ST

This course is pending 2 CEUs from TSHA and approved for 2 CEUs from TOTA.


Paige Howell M.S. CCC-SLP and Meredith Wagnon, OTR, MOT

Course Location:

Therapy 2000

2535 Lone Star Dr.

Dallas, TX

Course Description:

This class will allow participants to understand the relationship between sensory and feeding for children of all ages. Upon completion, participants will have basic skills for evaluation and development of treatment strategies for children with sensory-based feeding disorders, including strategies for families to support and promote mealtime success.


Learner Objectives:

  1. Participants will identify “red flags” related to sensory feeding difficulties and/or oral aversions during evaluation.
  2. Participants will participate in hands on activities and discussions to identify sensory patterns and components of food impacting feeding skills.
  3. Participants will read a case study and develop a treatment plan to address deficit areas related to sensory impairment


About Our Speaker:

Paige Howell M.S. CCC-SLP
Paige Howell M.S. CCC-SLP: Paige is a Hanen-Certified Speech-Language Pathologist who specializes in early childhood with an emphasis in feeding and high risk infant care.  She earned her Master’s degree in Communication Disorders from The University of Texas at Dallas- Callier Center in May 2008.  Paige spent five years working in the public school setting as the Early Childhood lead, working almost exclusively with children with ASD and language delays ages 3-6.  She joined the Therapy 2000 team in August 2013 and currently serves as a Team Manager and Feeding Program Manager for the Fort Worth Division.  Paige enjoys working closely with Therapy 2000 clinicians as well as the patients and their families to help ensure Therapy 2000’s high standard of quality care.


Meredith Wagnon, OTR, MOT

Meredith Wagnon, OTR, MOT is an occupational therapist with 11 years of experience working in the pediatric population including early intervention, home health care, and the public school system.  She also has background working in the adult rehabilitation setting.  Meredith has extensive experience working with autism spectrum and behavior disorders as well as clients with sensory integration dysfunction. She currently serves as a team manager and a feeding mentor, assisting fellow therapists in the development and implementation of feeding therapy for infants and children. Meredith has a Masters of Occupational Therapy, degree received from Maryville University of Saint Louis.


*This is a Closed Event for Therapy 2000 Employees Only*


“Based on our CEU application method, TSHA requires all speech professionals miss no more than 10 minutes of class to receive full credit. Partial credit is not available for speech therapistsIf you are late to class at start or after break by more than 10 minutes, no credit can be granted, although you are still warmly welcome to attend.”

Thank You for your understanding of this externally mandated requirement.

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