From our friends at friendshipcircle.org/blog written by Melanie Potock
“I never imagined my child would have trouble eating.” Those words are often one of the first comments parents have for me when they ask about feeding therapy. As a pediatric speech pathologist who specializes in feeding, I have the joy of being a “food coach” for kids and their families as we progress through the developmental process of learning to eat a variety of foods.
Whether working with children with special needs such as Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), Down syndrome or Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) or with a child coined the “picky eater” of the family, the ultimate goal of feeding therapy is to establish regular, nutritious family meals that are joyful for the entire family.
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The Arkansas Governor's Developmental Disabilities Council hosts the Family Leadership Project. Typically this program is held in Little Rock. The Arkansas Governor's DDC contacted several agencies in NW Arkansas and stated they would like to have the Family Leadership Project in Northwest Arkansas if there are enough participants.
This is a FREE program for parents, guardians and individuals with developmental disabilities.
The Family Leadership Project's primary objectives are to:
I encourage you to review the attached document Leadership Project.pdf and contact the DDC if you would be interested in having this event in NWA. You may mail, email or call the DDC. Call 800-462-0599 or go to www.ddcouncil.org
Staff of the Northwest Arkansas Community Parent Resource Center (including original content as well as curated links to various authors around the web.)