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Theragram #261
February 28, 2017
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★ Time To Eat!
★ Transitions
★ Therapro's on the move
★ Specials & Sale Bin
★ Featured Products
★ Saturday Seminars
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Time To Eat!
Making Mealtime Happy Mat Chewy Tubes Baby Safe Feeder
Kerry Pearl, MS, CCC-SLP, the Coordinator of the Food School Feeding Therapy Program at the Boston Children's Hospital, was Therapro's Saturday Seminar speaker on February 11th . Her topic, Interventions for Toddlers and School-Age Children with Feeding Difficulties was bursting with theoretical information that helps direct us in selecting a treatment approach that is appropriate for a particular child.

She began by stressing the importance of a good Feeding Evaluation, giving many important ideas on observations and considerations during the assessment period (see Filomena's blog). This evaluation will help to identify target areas that can be prioritized with input from caregivers.

A distinctive feature of Kerry's presentation was her discussion of two intervention models: 1) Operant Conditioning and 2) Sensory Desensitization. We highly recommend that you read Filomena's blog describing in detail these interventions and how to select the appropriate one for a child.

Many effective treatment ideas were also shared for a variety of feeding problems. Some materials she highlighted include: Making Mealtime ezpz: Fun Ways to Fill the Happy Mat (a great picture book for children and parents), Chewy Tubes, Exertubing, Wind-Up Toys, Baby Safe Feeder, and Happy Mat Silicone Feeding Mat.

Kerry's thoughtful, organized, chock-full presentation provided us with a practical way to approach feeding problems in young children. She has graciously provided her Power Point slides for your reference here. See clips from her seminar on our Youtube channel.

Karen Conrad Weihrauch, PhD, OTR/L

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On March 4th, we will welcome Tee Stock, MS OTR/L, MBA as our Saturday Seminar speaker at Therapro in Framingham, MA. She will present the latest information on Post-Secondary Transition Planning, including her current research in this area. Tee will address the process of transition planning for students with disabilities, including the role of the occupational therapist in this scheme. If you are unable to attend the seminar, be sure to look for a review following the talk and clips on the Therapro YouTube channel. For more information about this seminar, please go to the NEWS & EVENTS section on the Therapro website.

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Therapro's on the move
We are proud to exhibit at the following conferences this spring:
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Monthly Specials & Clearance / Overstock Bin
Monthly Specials
Monthly Specials

★ Pediatric Feeding Disorders: Evaluation and Treatment - 10% off
★ Here's How I Write: A Child's Self-Assessment and Goal Setting Tool: Improving Handwriting - 10% off
★ Clinical Observations of Motor and Postural Skills: 2nd Edition (COMPS) - 10% off
★ Preschool Visual Motor Integration Assessment (PVMIA) - 10% off
★ Fingermania! - 10% off

Clearance/Overstock Bin
Clearance / Overstock Bin

Browse through our Clearance / Overstock Bin for some great deals on discontinued or overstocked items. We update this frequently, so check back often!

Featured Products
Popular products related to Feeding Difficulties of Toddlers and School-Aged Children
Food Chaining
Food Chaining

Does your baby or child regularly refuse foods or act out at mealtimes? Are you concerned she isn't getting enough nutrition? Do you worry that your child's pickiness migh be caused by a hidden medical issue? For every frustrated parent or professional, help is here!

Pediatric Feeding Disorders: Evaluation and Treatment
Pediatric Feeding Disorders: Evaluation and Treatment

Brings together 14 leading clinicians, the latest research, and interdisciplinary perspectives on pediatric feeding disorders!


Cuts kids' food into fun-shaped bite-sized pieces! Try with pancakes, sandwiches, cheese, fruit, brownies and more! A perfect size for creating finger foods.

Height Right Chair
Height Right Chair

The perfect seating solution for children and teenagers at home, school, therapy or daycare center! This chair has been specifically designed to offer secure positioning support for children and teenagers with mild to moderate physical involvement.

Saturday Seminar Series
All seminars are free, and are held Saturdays from 9-11 AM in our Showroom.

To check out what's coming up for our Saturday Seminar Series, just click on the News and Events Tab on our website. View past seminars and upcoming seminars, see speakers' descriptions of their seminars as well as their learning objectives. We hope that knowing what to expect from the seminar in advance will help you decide if it is one that you may wish to attend (or view on our YouTube channel).

Cancellation of Saturday Seminars due to inclement weather will now be posted on the Therapro website.

Upcoming confirmed events:
Tee Stock
March 4, 2017

Post-Secondary Transition Planning

Speaker: Tee Stock, MS OTR/L, MBA

Kristi Langslet
May 6, 2017

Weighted Blankets and More for Use in Your Sensory Room or Sensory Carts!

Speaker: Kristi Langslet, OTR/L

Meg Durkin
April 8, 2017

An Introduction to Yoga and Mindfulness in the Classroom

Speaker: Meg Durkin, MS, E-RYT, RCYT

Always check our website for the newest updated information.

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