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How To Avoid Mealtime Battles with a Picky Eater

An Online Course for Picky Eaters and Their Parents

Is mealtime frustration becoming a daily emotional battle for your family? 

Are you tired of preparing multiple meals to satisfy your picky eater's preference? 

Are you fearful that your picky eater is not getting all the essentials to grow and thrive? 

Do you want to bring joy and calm at mealtimes?

If you answered YES to any of these questions, then you are ready to discover how my online feeding course can help transform mealtimes into enjoyable experiences for both you and your child!

I understand these struggles and are here to help you overcome them. My goal is to take you from:

 

 "I don't even know where to start"

 

to a position of confidence and empowerment, where you can proudly declare:

 

"I can do this!"

DON'T LET PICKY EATING DICTATE YOUR FAMILY'S MEALTIME EXPERIENCE ANY LONGER.

I believe that every child has the potential to explore and enjoy a wide range of food. I am committed to help you unlock that potential.

In this comprehensive course, you will gain invaluable information and practical tools to transform mealtimes into enjoyable and stress-free experiences. As an occupational therapist of 10+ years and extensive continuing education in feeding, I will guide you through concrete strategies on how to structure meals effectively, decrease stress during mealtimes, and create an explorative atmosphere for new foods, therefore, helping your child build confidence and curiosity in trying new flavors and textures.

My self-paced course is carefully designed to fit seamlessly into your busy schedule, requiring less than 2 hours of your time. 

By enrolling in our course you will:

 

  1. Learn effective techniques to decrease stress and create a positive mealtime environment

  2. Gain practical strategies to structure meals for success

  3. Discover tools tailored to support your child's unique developmental needs

  4. Foster exploration and curiosity in your child's relationship with food

  5. Find joy and satisfaction in mealtimes as your child expands their food choices

Join me on this transformative journey and unlock the joy of mealtime together! Sign up for this course today and take the first step towards building a healthy and harmonious relationship between your child and food. Together, we can make mealtimes a source of joy, connection, and exploration.

Not sure if my course is the right fit to support your family's needs? Check out the answers to our frequently asked questions below:

  • What I have further questions about the course or my child?
    If you have questions about the course do not hesitate to email me at: info@empowerkidstherapy.com If you are interested in speaking about further services including 1:1 occupational therapy! Feel free to book a consultation call using this link: https://www.empowerkidstherapy.com/free-consultation I am able to offer services in person for those in Orlando, FL and virtual services (depending on the state) for those outside of Orlando, FL.
  • How do you present the material?
    The material is present in short video form. I discuss information based on each slide as I present. You are provided with the slides to follow along, but much of the information comes from me speaking. It is though a web-based education system called Kajabi.
  • How long do I have to watch the videos?
    You will have 60 days from the date of purchase to complete the videos.
  • How much is this course?
    Right now, this course is being offered at an exclusive discounted rate for the first 20 families who enroll! For a total of $97.00 you can have access to 2 hours of detailed and invaluable information that will effortlessly transform your mealtimes into enjoyable experiences. This course will never be offered at this low of a rate!
  • When and how do I get access to the videos?
    You get IMMEDIATE access through the online system called Kajabi which houses all of the information with the course including videos, handouts, and slides.
  • How long are the videos?
    There are 11 total modules with videos each varying between 5-15 minutes. This allows you to complete each section as you have time. Which I know is helpful for you busy parents!
  • What is the refund policy?
    Rest assured that your satisfaction is my top priority. In the unlikely event that you find this course does not meet your expectations, I offer a 14-day satisfaction guarantee. I will refund the full cost of the course- no questions asked!
  • Who is this course for?
    This course is for any parent who has a picky eater between the ages of 1-10, with some strategies applicable for up to teenage years.
  • What happens during an evaluation?
    Initial evaluations are necessary to determine the specific area of need for your child, and to create a specialized therapy program if services are determined as needed. Most evaluations occur within a 1-2 hour time period. During this time we complete a parent consultation and review of intake paperwork to determine the focus area of our observations, standardized testing, and clinical observations of your child. The choice of standardized tests are determined based on your concerns, and the child's need. We focus on observing gross motor skills, sensory processing, visual skills, play skills, executive functioning, fine motor skills, and visual motor skills. This aids our ability to form a whole picture of your child. If requested, a detailed evaluation report, and plan of care will be created for your child 7 business days from the evaluation date. A parent review will be set up to review the evaluation, and determine next steps. If your child already has a recent evaluation (within 6 months) from another facility, we may be able to use that evaluation to
  • What does a session look like?
    Typical sessions will begin with warm up activities that require movement. We wake up the brain for learning. We will continue to challenge your child in a compassionate and gentile way with increasingly complex tasks tailored to their ability. Our therapy is always play-based, and we focus on the child's internal and external motivation...even if it involves playing "Let it Go" while we work. Throughout our time together, the rapport build to a bond, which builds to trust, in which we can continue to increase the complex tasks to try new movements, or activities to increase skill and participation. Soon, those new tasks become automatic, and the child is engaging in ways you have never seen. The best part is, you, the parent or caregiver, are always encouraged to participate with us to learn, grow, and increase the bond with your child. We include time at the end of our sessions to provide you with feedback and the areas to focus on in between our sessions. This time is so important for carryover and growth.
  • What is occupational therapy?
    Occupational therapists help people participate in their desired occupations with the therapeutic use of everyday activities, based on he client's personal interests and needs (AOTA, 2022). For children, their occupational is PLAY! We are able to focus on daily tasks, and age-appropriate skills through games, and activities using a focused and therapeutic lens. Our goal is to help increase neuroplasticity, and improve independence in participating in their daily life, such as dressing, engaging within their school and community, and and playing. We provide sensory rich environments for learning to increase We use the "just right challenge" which meets the child where they are at, and pushes them to learn and grow in a comfortable way with the end goal of increasing their participation and function within their daily occupations.
  • What do I tell my child about their new therapist?
    It can be scary for some children to meet new people, especially within their home. We find it imperative to make every child feel comfortable and therefore we first need to build rapport with your child. We use our therapeutic lens to make all "work" tasks, feel like play. You can identify our therapists as friends, or a teacher who is coming to play, and help with the areas that are tricky. Most children can't wait for their next session!
  • What is sensory processing?
    Sensory processing is the ability to take in sensory information from the world around you and interpret this information effectively in order to participate in daily tasks. The brain processes information through our seven sensory systems. This includes sight, touch, smell, taste, sound, as well as vestibular and proprioceptive. Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) occurs when the nervous system has difficulty processing and interpreting the information gathered from the senses. It in turn affects the ability to function effectively within environments. For a child, this disruption in their sensory processing can adversely affect a child's social skills, academic performance and motor development. Our goal is to focus on these sensory areas of difficulty in a structured, and safe manner to allow for processing and interpreting effectively for use. We evaluate the sensory system to determine its effect on higher level learning and participation.
  • What are some conditions you treat?
    Occupational therapists are knowledgable about many conditions. We like to view the child's strengths, and build upon their areas of need, despite diagnosis. The following is a list of conditions we can aid: Developmental Delays Sensory Processing Disorder Autism Spectrum Disorders Feeding Difficulties (picky eater, non-eater, restrictive eater) Self/Emotional Regulation Difficulties Visual Deficits Ocular Motor Concerns Fine Motor Delay Handwriting Deficits Hand-eye and Finger Coordination Concerns Gross Motor Delays Praxis and Motor Planning Difficulties Unintegrated Primitive Reflexes Lack of age appropriate play skills/toy engagement Anxiety Attention and Concentration Deficits (ADD/ADHD) Learning Difficulties Executive Functioning Deficits Social Skill Difficulties Neurological Disorders Down Syndrome Cerebral Palsy
  • How does payment occur?
    Payment of cash, check, and major credit cards are accepted. All fees are due at service provision, or at the beginning of the month. We can provide you with an itemized receipt, or Superbill, for each visit so you can submit it directly to your insurance company for potential out-of-network provider reimbursement. Receiving this Superbill does not guarantee payment. Please connect with your insurance carrier if you are seeking reimbursement as you are responsible for all charges. Certain Health Savings Accounts (HSA) may allow its use for our services. Please connect with them to determine if they considered our services an approved medical expense. We are a proud provider for recipients of the Step Up for Students Family Empowerment Scholarship (formerly Gardiner Scholarship). Please visit the website www.stepupforstudents.org for more information.
  • What is expected of the caregiver during therapy?
    Since we are seeking to make changes with your child, being a part of therapy is encouraged. It is the best time to learn from how the therapists presents tasks, or using certain phrasing to improve carryover and learning of both your child and you. Positive language, and encouraging words from a parent during challenging tasks is a wonderful motivator for children. We want YOU, the caregiver to feel EMPOWERED to use the knowledge gained during our time together when we are not together. This consistent carryover from therapy into the child's daily life helps to accelerate progress, and shorten the duration of therapy.
  • Where does therapy occur?
    Our therapy occurs in your home, or the child's natural environment such as daycare, playground, co-op, you name it! We use toys within your environment, and might bring in some fun and special games to encourage learning.

We're currently offering an exclusive discounted rate to the first 20 families who enroll in our course.

 

For just $97.00 you'll gain access to two hours of detailed, invaluable information that will effortlessly transform your mealtimes into enjoyable experiences.

 

Don't wait – embrace this special offer opportunity to ensure your child's nutritional needs are met while fostering a positive eating environment. Enroll today and be one of the lucky 20 families to benefit from this exclusive discount!

Excited to help your family!

Samantha

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