February 13th 6:30pm - 7:45pm
$30 per person / $35 per couple
Finding the Fun in Feeding : Strategies For Your Picky Eater
Join Danielle MacCourtney, pediatric Occupational Therapist and Nicole Dobranski, pediatric Speech Language Pathologist in a seminar on finding the fun in feeding. Together, they will discuss differences between picky eating and problem feeding behaviors, strategies to improve mealtime and ideas for playing with food while exploring taste, texture and variety in food groups. Danielle and Nicole will discuss the required skills, behaviors and social factors for making mealtime fun. From an OT standpoint, Danielle will touch on the sensory and postural components of feeding while Nicole will dig deep into the mechanical skills necessary for feeding. There will be a question and answer segment at the end of the seminar to help problem solve challenging situations and to discuss concerns relating to mealtime success.
About the Instructors:
Danielle MacCourtney is a 10+ year practicing pediatric occupational therapist. She currently runs Tiny Transformations, a home based pediatric occupational therapy practice. Over the course of her career, she has worked in a variety of clinical settings, including Early Intervention, hospitals, schools and sensory gyms. She comes to us with a strong background in motor development and sensory integration. Danielle is certified as an assistive technology practitioner, theraTog fitter, and certified in the application of kinesiotape. Danielle is trained in the ALERT program and is S.O.S trained. She is mother of an 18 month old and lives in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.
Nicole Dobranski is a 5+ year practicing pediatric speech language pathologist. She currently runs her private practice, SpeechRise, in both Manhattan and Brooklyn. Over the course of her career, she has worked in both the hospital and school settings. Nicole specializes in motor speech therapy, expressive and receptive language therapy as well as feeding therapy. She is level two P.R.O.M.P.T trained and S.O.S trained. She lives on the upper east side of Manhattan.