Just For Therapists

Teach Me to Eat provides innovative and educational resources to improve therapistโ€™s clinical and problem solving skills by increasing independence and self confidence while working with children with various feeding disorders.

Oral Motor & Feeding Tools โ€‹

Sensory Approach to Feeding and
Oral Motor Flash Cards

Fun, colorful flash cards for feeding therapists/occupational therapists to add to their bag of tricks. These cards will help you and the child work through the sensory steps to feeding as well as oral motor exercises.

Feeding Therapy Clipboard

A quick reference guide for feeding therapists. Includes red flags for feeding disorders, oral reflexes, formulas, feeding skills by age, and more! Having this information at your fingertips will save you time.

Mentorship Program

What is it?

The mentorship program offered at our clinic, The Pediatric Feeding Institute of South Florida is designed to facilitate the achievement of specific skills and goals related to the evaluation and treatment of pediatric dysphagia and feeding disorders. The purpose of the Mentorship Program is to provide the therapist ample opportunity to experience success as both a clinician and team member while participating in outpatient and intensive feeding programs. Throughout the Mentorship Program, the mentee will have access to a variety of pediatric dysphagia and feeding disorders cases with the goal of improving his/her clinical skills, self-confidence and advancing his/her professional experiences. Programs will be individualized to fit the needs of the therapist based on experience.

The program is 1 week (Monday-Friday) from 8am-3:30/4:00 pm. We will perform an in-depth interview to discuss how much experience you have in this area and your goals for the program. We will then tailor the program based on your experience and fit your needs as a clinician. The cost of the program is $600.00 for students and $800.00 for licensed therapists. Dates are based upon availability.

Please fill out application and email to: teachmetoeatfl@gmail.com


Solving the Puzzle of Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing Disorders

Andrea Alifano-Scida, MS, CCC-SLP and Taylor Thomas, MA, CCC-SLP share their extensive knowledge in the area of pediatric feeding disorders. During the course, participants will be able to observe live evaluation and treatment sessions to ensure improved clinical skills, reasoning and judgement.
By the end of the course, participants will be able to:
  1. Evaluate pediatric feeding and swallowing disorders
  2. Develop appropriate treatment plans based on age, development, cognition, sensory processing, and oral motor skills.
  3. Recognize and describe the key reasons a child is refusing to eat, having difficulty eating and/or is not achieving feeding milestones.
  4. Refer to appropriate medical specialists based on medical history and evaluation findings
  5. Implement effective sensory, oral motor, and behavioral treatment strategies.
  6. Adapt treatment approaches when necessary.
  7. Understand when and how to use specific oral motor tools, bottles, cups, and spoons.

Cost: $109.00
Course Type: Video/Audio
Duration: 8 Hours

Professional / Therapist Mealtime Instruction

What is it?

Stuck using the same treatment strategies with minimal success? Canโ€™t advance your patient to the next level? Teach Me to Eat now provides individual instruction for therapists/professionals via video call. Each session is customized to meet the needs of the therapist.

  • Sessions are 60 minutes in duration and the cost is $80/hour.ย 
  • Payment is due the time of scheduling and sessions are non refundable.
  • To schedule, please fill out the contact form and someone will contact you to schedule.