The Get Permission Approach to Sensory Mealtime Challenges

The Get Permission Approach to Sensory Mealtime Challenges

Course Description:

This two day workshop is sponsored byMealtime Connections, LLC and will be located in San Francisco, California. This approach to mealtimes and feeding treatment is based on a foundation of trust in a feeding relationship. “Get Permission”supports children who have sensory mealtime challenges to move forward toward mealtime goals with trust, enjoyment, and confidence.It follows the child’s lead with creative and sensitive mealtime treatment strategies.


  • Define the Get Permission Trust Approach. ฀
  • List four principles of a successful mealtime. ฀
  • Define trust in infant and parent feeding roles, from infancy through three years ofage. ฀
  • List anatomical and physiological, and gastrointestinal factors which have influence on mealtime permission. ฀
  • Define health, appetite, neurological and growth influences on mealtimes. ฀
  • Define eating as a learned behavior. ฀
  • Define the importance of non-judgmental, therapeutic vocabulary in parent support. ฀
  • Describe the importance of hunger/appetite in internal motivation to eat. ฀
  • Define oral cautiousness vs oral aversion. ฀
  • Describe the “Get Permission Approach”as it relates to sensory challenges for children and families. ฀
  • List the sensory channels in the sensory continuum and at least four treatment strategies for each. ฀
  • Describe the “Get Permission Approach”as it relates to support for tube fed children and their families. ฀
  • List the transitions plateaus of tube feeding transitions. ฀
  • Define exploratory and calorie reduction appetite challenges and give three examples. ฀
  • Describe the “Get Permission Approach” as it relates to support for children who are visually impaired and their families. ฀
  • Describe the “Get Permission Approach” as it relates to support for children who are on the autism spectrum and their families. ฀
  • Create and practice setting goals and specific “Get Permission” treatment activities.

About the presenter:

Marsha Dunn Klein Med, OTR/L is a pediatric occupational therapist who specializes in feeding with infants and young children. She has a BS in occupational therapy from Boston University and a Masters of Education from University of Arizona in Special Education with emphasis on Physical Disabilities. She has coauthored PreFeeding Skills, 2nd Edition, Mealtime Participation Guide, and Homemade Blended Formula Handbook ( all with Suzanne Evans Morris), and Feeding and Nutrition for the Child with Special Needs (with Tracy Delaney.)


$395.00 when registration and payment is received prior to August 1, 2016

Fee increases to $425.00 thereafter.

Discounts available for parents/ students, call for details. Group discounts for professionals available, call for details. If you must cancel your registration, please notify us at least seven days prior to the start of the course and we will issue you a refund minus a $35 administrative fee. No-shows or cancellations received less than seven days prior to the course are ineligible for refund.

Continuing Education:

California SLP License: Continuing Professional Development San Francisco State University is approved by the Speech Language Pathology and Audiology Licensing Board as a Continuing Professional Development Provider. This program is offered for XXXXX (direct contact hours) perday for CA SLP licensing renewal. PDP approval doesnot imply endorsement of course content, specific products, or clinical procedures.


Marsha Dunn Klein is the author of several books pertaining to pediatric feeding, and has developed “The DuoSpoon”. Financial – Author, receives royalty payments from ProEd and Mealtime Notions for published books and “The DuoSpoon”. Non-financial – No relevant non-financial relationship exists.

September 23, 2016
All Day

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Moscone Center
747 Howard St
San Francisco, CA


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