When Children Won’t Eat: Picky Eaters versus Problem Feeders

When Children Won’t Eat: Picky Eaters vs Problem Feeders

SOS WORKSHOP 2020 in Singapore:

Assessment and Treatment using the SOS Approach to Feeding

Click this link to download the workshop brochure:  Magic Beans SOS workshop brochure.


Kay A. Toomey, PhD and Erin S. Ross, PhD, CCC-SLP


To confirm registration for the workshop, please register at http://tinyurl.com/sosregform

For queries, email us at info@magicbeans.sg or contact us at +65 87773171.

DATE : 15 – 18 February 2020

TIME : 8am – 5pm

VENUE : Singapore, address to be confirmed


  • FEES:
  • SGD 1780 – Early Bird fee MASH member (by 31 July 2019, date inclusive)
  • SGD 1980 – Early Bird fee non MASH member (by 31 July 2019, date inclusive)
  • SGD 2280 – Regular fee (from 1 August 2019 onwards, date inclusive)
  • Please register to view the cancellation policy and the modes of payment available.

Please register to view the cancellation policy and the modes of payment available.


The Sequential Oral Sensory (S.O.S) Approach to Feeding workshop is a trans-disciplinary program for assessing and treating children with feeding difficulties and weight/growth problems from birth to 18 years. It integrates posture, sensory, motor, behavioral/learning, medical, and nutritional factors to comprehensively evaluate and manage children with feeding/growth problems.

The 4-day Basic Conference is designed for babies, toddlers and small children.  Other ages and special populations are covered in the Advanced Workshops. 


Participants attending will be able to: 

  1. Identify oral, sensory, motor, cognitive and emotional developmental milestones key to feeding.
  2. Recognize and describe the major reasons why children won’t eat, as based on learning theory principles.
  3. Identify physical, behavioral, motor, oral-motor, and sensory factors as a part of a Feeding Assessment.
  4. Apply behavioral and social learning principles, and systematic desensitization to feeding problems.
  5. Create and implement a S.O.S feeding program for babies, toddlers and young children, in group and individual treatment formats.


Speech Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, Special Educators, Early Intervention Specialists, Nurses, Psychologists, Physicians, Dietitians, Mental Health Workers, other Child Care Providers and Educators.

Training conferences are created for professionals.  If parents wish to attend the training workshop, they must be accompanied by the child’s therapist.

Speakers’ Profile:

Dr. Kay A. Toomey is a Pediatric Psychologist who has worked with children who don’t eat for almost 30 years.  She has developed the SOS Approach to Feeding as a family centered program for assessing and treating children with feeding problems.  Dr. Toomey speaks nationally and internationally about her approach.  She also acts as a consultant to Gerber Products.  Dr. Toomey helped to form The Children’s Hospital – Denver’s Pediatric Oral Feeding Clinic, as well as the Rose Medical Center’s Pediatric Feeding Center.  Dr. Toomey co-chaired the Pediatric Therapy Services Department at Rose Medical Center prior to entering private practice.  Dr. Toomey acted as the Clinical Director for Toomey & Associates, Inc.’s Feeding Clinic for six years and SOS Feeding Solutions at STAR Institute for eight years. Dr. Toomey is currently the President of Toomey & Associates, Inc., and acts as a Clinical Consultant to the Feeding Clinic at STAR Institute. 

Dr. Erin Sundseth Ross is a Speech Pathologist with a Doctoral degree in Clinical Sciences – Health Services Research.  She completed a two-year post-doctoral training in the Section of Nutrition and is a Clinical Instructor in the School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, at the University of Colorado Denver.  Dr. Ross has over 25 years of experience working in the NICU within several HealthONE hospitals, and with children when she was at the SOS Feeding Solutions clinic in Denver, Colorado. Dr. Ross is the creator of the SOFFI MethodSM, a feeding program for use in the NICU.  She has specialized in the development of feeding skills, and the etiology and treatment of feeding and growth problems in infants and very young children from initial hospitalization through the first 5 years of life. 

Further Queries:

Email us at info@magicbeans.sg or contact us at +65 87773171.


The Malaysian Association of Speech Language and Hearing

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