Feed the Peds:
The Foundations of Pediatric
Feeding and Swallowing
A comprehensive 12-week course to becoming a Pediatric Feeding Therapist with a focus on early development.
Whether you’re a Speech-Language Pathologist or Occupational Therapist, Feed the Peds has all the in-depth trainings, assessment activities, and guest expert advice you need to grow your skill set (and patient roster) as a feeding therapist to help more children and their families!
After all, isn’t that why you chose this path in the first place?
You WANT to make a difference in the lives of children who are developing differently than most.
And your stellar track-record as a clinician PROVES that you’re more than capable of that goal.
You KNEW that you were put on this planet to do amazing things and whether you’re working in schools, hospitals, home-based private practice or anywhere else, you’re changing lives DAILY.
But when faced with a patient who has feeding issues, you freeze.
“What if something goes wrong and they choke?”
“What if I accidentally trigger a feeding aversion?”
“What if this is just beyond the education I have?”
Factor in the fear of working with children under 3 years old and most people are ready to book their patients a one-way ticket to Referral City.
Good-bye, patient! Good-bye, family! And good-bye, new opportunity!
Ugh. I hate to see it, but I totally get it.
Everything I’d learned about feeding and swallowing had prepped me to work with adult patients, but pediatrics were a whooole ‘nother story!
And even when I did go to training seminars and multi-day workshops for pediatric feeding and swallowing therapists, hardly anyone was talking about patients under pre-school age.
Just finding the information needed to help your youngest and most vulnerable patients can be hard enough before you even get to the idea of putting together a treatment plan.
But what if taking on pediatric feeding and swallowing cases didn’t have to be such an impossible task?
Wouldn’t it be great if…
- You knew exactly what to look for during assessments with these patients?
- You felt confident to create realistic goals and make progress toward them?
- You understood your limits and knew how to build a two-way referral team?
- You grew your client list and helped even more children and families thrive?
- You stopped leaving money on the table and hit a new income bracket too?
Well, now you can!
(And you can even learn how while relaxing in your favorite sweatpants.)
All you need is Feed the Peds:
The Foundations of Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing!
A comprehensive 12-week course to becoming a Pediatric Feeding Therapist.
We’ll be focusing on the foundational development of children from birth through 3 years of age, but this training will apply to older patients too!
For years, the only way to gain comprehensive supplemental education and specialize in early pediatric feeding cases was to travel around the country taking training after training…
To be fair to the amazing therapists running these sessions, they were packed with valuable information and worth the cost of entry -- but attending these workshops came at a greater price.
Plane tickets, rental cars, hotel rooms, meals on the road, and more ALL add up.
(And that’s not factoring in the extra expenses of being away from your family like child and pet care OR that you’re losing money by taking time off of working with patients.)
But with Feed the Peds, I’m on a mission to change all that.
Hi, I’m Hallie Bulkin, MA, CCC-SLP, COM.
Years ago, I was an SLP traveling from school to school and silently freaking out every time I heard the words, “This student has trouble swallowing…”
Grad school hadn’t prepared me for the unique challenges and requirements of working with a pediatric population, so every year, I saved up and spent hundreds (sometimes thousands) going to conferences and multi-day workshops.
I wanted to serve my patients at the highest level and stop resorting to referring them out every time I felt overwhelmed…
And all told, it cost me tens of thousands of dollars spent over a decade to feel confident in calling myself a Pediatric Feeding Therapist.
And the biggest thing I learned?
There just aren’t enough Pediatric Feeding Therapists to help the children in need today.
Since then, I’ve felt a calling to help ALL SLPs and OTs, with a desire to work with pediatric feeding and swallowing cases.
And with a first-of-its-kind approach to mindset, skillset, and digital hands-on learning -- Feed the Peds is turning our industry on its head.
But when I set out to create the ultimate Pediatric Feeding & Swallowing Therapy course, I didn’t do it alone…
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my amazing co-creators:
Ramya Kumar MS.CCC-SLP, BCS-S, CNT, CBS, NTMTC
is a certified Speech Language Pathologist specializing in infant and pediatric feeding difficulties. She currently works in a Level III NICU and a local pediatrician's office in Arizona.
Ramya is passionate about creating long term developmental and mealtime successes for her patients and families. She is frequently involved in ongoing education and research in the field of Pediatric Feeding Difficulties and has presented at several local and national forums. With a commitment to whole body approaches and neurodevelopmentally supportive care, Ramya has taken coursework in trauma informed care, breast feeding medicine, orofacial myofunctional disorders, cranial sacral therapy and the Tummy Time Method to better serve her patients. Ramya's philosophy to patient care is deeply rooted in the belief that every patient - no matter how small, has a voice; and that families should be empowered to be active participants in their care plan.
Ramya is a Board Certified Specialist in Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (BCS-S), a Certified Neonatal Therapist (CNT) and a Neonatal Developmental Care Specialist. She is also certified in Neonatal Touch and Massage, and is a candidate for the upcoming IBCLC exam.
When she isn't at a conference or reading another article, Ramya learns and performs Indian classical dance and enjoys do
Caitlin Sprouse MS, OTR/L
has over 8 years of experience as a pediatric occupational therapist and has been working with children with autism and other developmental disabilities for over 16 years. In addition to being an OT, she has a strong background and foundation in the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), specifically Verbal Behavior Therapy. Caitlin holds her Certification in Sensory Integration from the University of Southern California's Continuing Education Program, has completed the Beckman Oral Motor training, as well as Tongue Tie and Oral Motor Dysfunction with Ellen Carlin. She is currently the Director of Outpatient Services at Trellis Services in Sparks, MD. Caitlin is the mother of a 2-year-old and 4-year-old daughter and enjoys spending as much time as possible outside exploring, playing, and learning with her family.
For 12 weeks, you’ll have
unprecedented access to:
Led by me and other guest experts, these content rich trainings created especially for SLPs and OTs will cover new evidence-based practices.
LIVE Case Study Reviews
Designed to give you an opportunity to apply what you’ve learned while creating assessment and treatment plans with a hands-on approach.
Weekly Q&A Posts
Your opportunity to ask questions, receive feedback, and reinforce what you’ve learned that week in a safe-space led by me and the other co-creators inside Facebook.
Our Online Community
Your digital destination for connecting with dozens of other aspiring Pediatric Feeding Therapists and seasoned experts on Facebook.
PLUS a BONUS BUNDLE packed with:
- Pediatric Intake Form to gather medical history and current concerns
- Done-for-You Checklists to guide all your feeding assessments
- Fill-in-the-Blank Report Templates to make paperwork a breeze
- A Goal Bank to simplify patient goal setting
- AND SO MUCH MORE!
That’s a total value of $6750!
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Oh, and did I mention you’ll have ongoing access to the recorded and written materials after our 12-weeks together are over?
Here’s a sneak-peek at what we’ll be covering…
Normal Prenatal Development
& Birth to 6-Months
Take a look at what happens in the womb during the earliest developmental stage and how gross, fine and oral motor skills continue to develop in the newborn stage with an emphasis on how to approach breast versus bottle feeding.
6-Months to 1-Year
Understand normal gross, fine, and oral development of infants with special attention to postural prerequisites, the introduction of solids, and baby-led weaning.
1-Year to 2-Years and Beyond
Determine normal gross, fine, and oral motor development of toddlers with a focus on feeding skill developments like utensil usage and adult-like rotary/diagonal chew.
Learn how to assess patients with pediatric feeding disorders using the Feed The Peds assessment forms created by our team of pediatric feeding experts.
Treatment Pt. 1
Discover where to start during your session with exercises, compensations, and modifications including thickening considerations and ways to prevent aversion.
Treatment Pt. 2
Continue to learn about treatment with a special focus on sensory processing & autism spectrum disorders.
Tethered Oral Tissues (TOTS)
Learn to assess and treat TOTS with a comprehensive plan to address full-body impact, when to refer for a frenectomy, and protocols for your pre- and post- operative patients.
Treating Myofunctional Disorders
Recognize abnormalities of the lip, tongue, and jaw along with the oral habits that can suggest such abnormalities and create responsive treatment plans.
Medical Complications Pt. 1
Identify and address pediatric feeding needs with advanced issues such as prematurity, life in the NICU and Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS).
Medical Complications Pt. 2
Recognize and treat feeding complications with craniofacial disorders and various other syndromes.
Medical Complications Pt. 3
Learn about neurological, cardiac and/or gastrointestinal issues we need to be aware of when assessing and treating pediatric feeding patients.
Medical Complications Pt. 4
Understand airway considerations in our pediatric feeding cases, instrumental assessments and the IDDSI framework.
In other words, it’s everything you need to gain the mindset, confidence, and skills to begin taking on pediatric feeding and swallowing patients!
The decision is yours.
You can join Feed the Peds and start making a MUCH bigger impact and income by helping the most vulnerable (and least served) patients…
Or you can keep doing the same ol’ thing and lose out on the opportunity to grow within your role as a therapist and reputation in the community…
Either way, remember: you’re protected by my Money-Back Guarantee!
If you feel that Feed the Peds isn’t providing the education you were promised, provide proof of completing all the trainings and assigned work within 30-days and I’ll refund your purchase!
“Hallie presented practical and thorough instruction on feeding and orofacial myology that gave me the skills to implement and practice the next week with my clients! She included so much useful and practical information, videos and handouts in her presentation. Her passion and knowledge for the topic of feeding and orofacial myology is unmatched. If you want to become an expert in pediatric feeding, you need to sign up for her course.”
Alyssa Ackett, MA, CCC-SLP
“This course included an abundant amount of information that Hallie presented in a clear and concise manner, and will be very useful for my clients with extensive or minor feeding difficulties. Her course promoted great dialogue among the professionals, both speech and occupational therapy. I highly recommend Hallie!”
Cortney Mosle, MS, OTR/L
“Hallie is such a great therapist with a wealth of knowledge. She provides great photo and video examples of her interesting clients. I have been a feeding therapist for many years and it’s wonderful to get a new perspective and ideas from her when attending her trainings. She has opened my eyes to the world of TOTs and the impact it can have on feeding and speech development. Her teaching style is very laid back and passionate.”
Tina Gicale, MA, CCC-SLP
This 12-week course is designed for ANY SLP or OT interested in working with pediatric feeding and swallowing patients with a focus on the foundations of early development.
(And to be very honest, it is NOT designed for anyone else.)
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“I was fortunate to attend one of Hallie's trainings recently. Hallie was wonderful and dynamic. Her passion for the topic was evident from the get-go. She presented with great enthusiasm and included many visuals and case studies that really helped the participants gain an even greater understanding of the topic being discussed. I left feeling much more comfortable with and knowledgeable about assessment and treatment of tethered oral tissues. I will 100% be partaking in a future training with her.”
Alyssa Creditor, MS, CCC-SLP
“Hallie provides informative and interactive trainings in a relaxed and welcoming environment. She brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to her trainings, and incorporates videos and examples of real-life clients. She provides step-by-step processes for evaluation and treatment, as well as relevant handouts for reference. I highly recommend her trainings to anyone who is looking to gain confidence in treating feeding or orofacial myofunctional disorders.”
Lauren Polvoy, MA, CCC-SLP
Before you go, there’s just one more thing…
I know exactly how intimidating it can be to consider stepping up in your specialty and working with pediatric populations -- but I also know how rewarding it can be.
From sparing children from the fate of feeding tubes to providing the possibility for countless happy and healthy family dinners, I have the absolute privilege of knowing that I’m making a difference every day.
Right now there simply aren’t enough Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing Therapists to fill the growing need of children in this country and world.
It would mean the world to them (and me) for you to join us on this journey to providing the best possible outcomes for their development.
If there are any questions that weren’t answered on this page or if you’re simply on the fence about whether this is the right fit for you, please don’t hesitate to reach out at [email protected] for extra guidance.
You won’t regret taking the chance to help children in your community.
That’s my promise to you.
Hallie Bulkin, MA, SLP-CCC, COM