Picky Eaters: Strategies for Addressing Food Selectivity in Children – Feb 17, 5-7PM
Many children develop food selectivity or what is also called “picky eating.” It is not uncommon for children to restrict their diets to one brand of chicken nuggets, to refuse to eat colored foods, or to consume only pureed foods.
This workshop will focus on strategies that have been demonstrated to be successful in helping children with food selectivity to expand the breadth of nutritious foods they eat Participants will also learn what assessments should be completed before starting feeding therapy. Time will be available for questions and answers immediately following the presentation.
- Where: Joel School, Board of Education Meeting Room (parents) and Cafeteria (children)
- When: February 17 from 5-7pm
Please register through our website or our Facebook page. Children are welcome and will participate in activities in the cafeteria while parents attend the workshop. Pizza and sandwiches will be provided for dinner!
The focus of our research and our services is on children with Autism and other developmental disabilities; however, the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis may be universally applied to teach across all domains of human behavior, including typically developing children.
Melissa Olive, Ph.D., BCBA-D, “Missy”, is a Co-Founder and Executive Director of Applied Behavioral Strategies. She resides in Woodbridge with her partner, two children and two energetic Labrador retrievers. She has published 30 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters focusing on topics related to behavior analysis including assessment and treatment of challenging behaviors, communication intervention, and feeding disorders.
Laura Bunda, M.S Ed, BCBA, is a Clinical Case Supervisor at Applied Behavioral Strategies. Laura provides behavior consultation to school districts and provides case supervision for families of students with special needs along the shoreline. Laura holds a teaching certificate from the Connecticut State Department of Education for Special and Elementary Education. Prior to practicing as a behavior analyst, she taught in the East Haddam Elementary School. Laura and her family reside in Madison.
Missy and Laura both have strong interest in family issues related to children with disabilities. Since 1993, Missy has cared for and advocated on behalf of her brother, Mac, an adult with autism and intellectual disability. Since 2006, Laura has cared for and advocated for her grandson with special needs.