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Shifting the Dynamic of Mealtime Experiences through Health Behavior Models (Part I)

Based on theories of health behavior change, influences on our food choices are initiated early in development. Environmental characteristics either assist or significantly disrupt the formation of a positive relationship with food. The way in which mealtime is approached impacts one’s mental health status across development into adulthood. Our food choices are affected by mealtime stressors and family dynamics. By enhancing the mealtime environment and furthering our understanding of health behavior change, we can utilize preventative measures to heal the connections made with food.

 

Learning Objectives
  1. Participants will explain how early feeding experiences affect development.
  2. Participants will link theoretical constructs to child-caregiver feeding practices.
  3. Participants will analyze the body’s response to environmental stressors to explain hunger/satiety cues.
  4. Participants will describe the connection between ACEs and health outcomes.
  5. Participants will select 3 key strategies for enhancing mealtimes.

Date: 10/20/2022, Thursday (Part I)

Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Location: Online

Contact: Stephanie Deshommes Stephanie.Deshommes@nytps.org

New York Therapy Placement Services, Inc. active providers and parents receiving services through NYTPS Inc. are eligible to attend at a discounted rate. For this discount code, please email Stephanie Deshommes.

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Speaker: Polina Shkadron, MA, CCC-SLP, MSNE, CFTP, ADHD-RSP

Polina Shkadron is the founder of Play to Learn, an established private practice based in Forest Hills, Queens. She holds a Master of Art degree in speech-language pathology from CUNY Queens College where she held the position of Adjunct Lecturer for 7 years. She also has a Master of Science degree in Nutrition Education for American University, which has transformed the feeding therapy portion of her practice. As a certified family trauma professional, through the IATP, Polina is passionate about helping families and clinicians understand the intricate connections among toxic stressors, executive function skills, adverse childhood experiences, and the child-food dynamic. Over the course of her career, Polina has earned four ACE awards from the American Speech- Language Hearing Association for her dedication to learning. She has used her knowledge to research how detrimental relationships are created with food while attending to the enhancement of the mealtime environment for children and families through nutrition counseling, parental empowerment, and self-efficacy. Her expertise in the areas of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and pediatric feeding disorder (PFD) are a culmination of her clinical background.

 



 

Enhancing the Mealtime Environment: Managing Stressors and Developing a Positive Relationship with Food (Part II)

Based on theories of health behavior change, influences on our food choices are initiated early in development. Environmental characteristics either assist or significantly disrupt the formation of a positive relationship with food. The way in which mealtime is approached impacts one’s mental health status across development into adulthood. Our food choices are affected by mealtime stressors and family dynamics. By enhancing the mealtime environment and furthering our understanding of health behavior change, we can utilize preventative measures to heal the connections made with food.

 

Learning Objectives
  1. Participants will explain how early feeding experiences affect development.
  2. Participants will link theoretical constructs to child-caregiver feeding practices.
  3. Participants will analyze the body’s response to environmental stressors to explain hunger/satiety cues.
  4. Participants will describe the connection between ACEs and health outcomes.
  5. Participants will select 3 key strategies for enhancing mealtimes.

Date: 10/27/2022, Thursday (Part II)

Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Location: Online

Contact: Stephanie Deshommes Stephanie.Deshommes@nytps.org

New York Therapy Placement Services, Inc. active providers and parents receiving services through NYTPS Inc. are eligible to attend at a discounted rate. For this discount code, please email Stephanie Deshommes.

Register Here

Join our Team


 

Speaker: Polina Shkadron, MA, CCC-SLP, MSNE, CFTP, ADHD-RSP

Polina Shkadron is the founder of Play to Learn, an established private practice based in Forest Hills, Queens. She holds a Master of Art degree in speech-language pathology from CUNY Queens College where she held the position of Adjunct Lecturer for 7 years. She also has a Master of Science degree in Nutrition Education for American University, which has transformed the feeding therapy portion of her practice. As a certified family trauma professional, through the IATP, Polina is passionate about helping families and clinicians understand the intricate connections among toxic stressors, executive function skills, adverse childhood experiences, and the child-food dynamic. Over the course of her career, Polina has earned four ACE awards from the American Speech- Language Hearing Association for her dedication to learning. She has used her knowledge to research how detrimental relationships are created with food while attending to the enhancement of the mealtime environment for children and families through nutrition counseling, parental empowerment, and self-efficacy. Her expertise in the areas of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and pediatric feeding disorder (PFD) are a culmination of her clinical background.

 

 

 


 

Disclosure Information

Financial: The speaker for this event receives a speaker fee for this engagement. Non-Financial: There are no non-financial disclosures. Target audience: BCBAs, BCaBAs, Teachers, Providers and Parents. Content level: Introductory. Course Completion for ASHA CEU's: This course is offered for .2 ASHA CEU’s Introductory level, Professional area. Participants will receive a certificate of completion. Successful completion for full ASHA CEU credit requires attendance for the entire course, meeting the contact hours, and completing the course evaluation. Special Accommodations/Accessibility: New York Therapy Placement Services welcomes participants with disabilities. Please contact Stephanie Deshommes at 718-264-1640 or Stephanie.Deshommes@nytps.org to discuss disability accommodations needed to participate fully in this event. Refund/Cancellation Policy: Tuition will be refunded less a $5.00 processing fee, if written notification is received by New York Therapy Placement Services up to two weeks prior to the workshop. Two weeks to 48 hours prior to the workshop date 50%; 48 hours prior to workshop, no refund would be available. Complaint Policy: We respect your input, for concerns or complaints during the registration process, during the event, or after the course please contact us at Stephanie.Deshommes@nytps.org or call the office at 718-264-1640.

 

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