Register for Nov. 30-Dec. 1 RSOI Feeding Seminar

Photo: Butterfly

Registration is open for the 2017 RSOI Feeding Seminar, taking place Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 at the Chemeketa Eola Event Center in Salem. The event will focus on the need for an interdisciplinary approach to assessing and treating oral motor dysfunction in children with cerebral palsy.  

Designed to support education-based feeding teams, the seminar will address questions of safe feeding and provide feeding supports in educational settings. It’s open to new team members, program administrators, parents, students, pediatricians, speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, nurses, dietitians and assistants to professionals named above.  

Presenters include Patricia Miller, nutrition director at the Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore, and Kristin Brockmeyer-Stubbs, the institute’s senior director of occupational therapy. Both women developed the Oral Motor Clinic at KKI in 2012. The clinic is committed to providing therapeutic services that advance oral motor skill development, and teach the skills necessary for safe and efficient eating.

Registration fees are $175 for both days for Douglas Education Service District Employees. For parents of children with disabilities or students attending college full time, the cost is $125 for both days. (One-day registration is not available.)  

General registration costs $245 if completed by Oct. 9. After that date, general registration costs $265 for both days. All registration fees include a buffet lunch and materials for each day.

The Chemeketa Eola Event Center is at 215 Doaks Ferry Road NW, Salem. Directions, information on lodging and details on the seminar and presenters are all available here.  

RSOI stands for Regional and Statewide Services for Students with Orthopedic Impairments, a program of the Douglas ESD.