Whether you’re a Speech-Language Pathologist or Occupational Therapist dreaming of becoming a Pediatric Feeding Therapist...
Feed The Peds® has all the in-depth trainings, assessment activities, and mentorship you need to grow your skill set (and patient roster), become a confident, competent Pediatric Feeding Therapist and help the children who need you most!
After all, isn’t that why you chose this path in the first place?
You WANT to make a positive impact in the lives of children who are developing differently than most, right?
And your stellar track-record as a clinician PROVES that you’re more than capable of that goal, doesn't it?
You KNOW that you are 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 you were faced with a patient who has feeding issues, you'd 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.
And good-bye new opportunity!
Ugh. I hate to see it, but I totally get it.
No one taught you pediatric feeding.
Nearly everything you learned about feeding and swallowing in graduate school has prepped you to work with adult patients, but pediatrics are a whooole ‘nother story!
I felt the same way.
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.
You’ve probably experienced the same thing, right?
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 and feel confident in your skills, assessment, and treatment.
Imagine if taking on pediatric feeding and swallowing cases was easy?
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 became the go-to expert that others referred patients to?
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 at home 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 old, but this training will apply to older patients too! Sounds great, right?
As you probably already know, 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…
...and then you had to try to piece all that information together yourself.
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; sometimes costing more than the workshop.
(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. These can add up - fast!)
But with Feed The Peds® , I’m on a mission to change all that.
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 people like you, SLPs and OTs with a desire to work with pediatric feeding and swallowing cases.
I loved helping children and their families with feeding and swallowing issues get results but when I realized that there just aren’t enough Pediatric Feeding Therapists to help all the children in need today I knew I had to do more than just treat patients to help.
So, I created Feed The Peds® and the ELEVATION Movement mentoring SLPs and OTs so they can develop the identity and skill set they need to stop dreaming and become confident & competent Pediatric Feeding Therapists in just 12 weeks. And that means more children can get the treatment they need.
And with a first-of-its-kind approach to mentoring, self-development, and digital hands-on learning -- Feed The Peds® is turning our industry on its head.
It takes more than just additional education to become a Pediatric Feeding Therapist.
A lot of SLPs and OTs think that if they just had another course or the “right” course they could treat feeding patients.
But so many of these therapists took courses and still dreamed of being confident calling themselves a Pediatric Feeding Therapist.
That’s why I created The ELEVATION Movement, which you’ll experience in action inside Feed the Peds®.
The ELEVATION Movement is about bringing you a comprehensive approach to developing everything you need to stop dreaming and actually become a pediatric feeding therapist.
On my mission to help more children, I realized that there are three elements that are essential to take someone from SLP or OT to a confident and competent feeding therapist… mentorship, identity and skill set.
Look, If you’re like most of the SLPs and OT I work with the biggest thing holding you back from your dream is your identity.
Until you have the identity of a Pediatric Feeding Therapist you'll continue to lack the confidence that allows you to easily learn what you need to know to confidently approach, assess and treat children.
Confidence comes from competence, so developing your skill set if vital to becoming the person who treats instead of the person who dreams of treating while writing another referral.
And mentorship is critical during your journey because you gain the feedback to need to know you are applying your knowledge correctly. Guidance and mentorship are catalysis for change.
Nothing is better than knowing that you have people who have your back and support your growth.
Sooner or later, you’ll find that without all three elements you’ll continue to stay stuck not knowing how to treat, not owning that you are the person who can help feeding patients and waiting for permission to call yourself a Pediatric Feeding Therapist.
You live by your commitment to do no harm…
...however, you’re doing your patients a disservice if you let this hold you back from becoming the best therapist you can be.
Have you fully considered that referring patients to far away specialists in big cities with wait lists is increasing the anxiety that family feels about their child’s condition… (even a local referral could be causing a family anxiety)
... and that when you choose to invest just 12 weeks in upgrading your skill set, adopting a new identity and embracing the mentorship in Feed The Peds® you can help those families avoid all that anxiety and get the help they require right away?
Just imagine being “the confident and competent therapist” a family needs; that’d be great, right?
And this is just one example of how Feed The Peds® and The ELEVATION Movement can help you make a bigger impact, keep your client roster filled and make more money for your own family.
When I set out to create the ultimate Pediatric Feeding & Swallowing Therapy course, I didn’t do it alone…
Ramya Kumar MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, CNT, CBS, NTMTC, IBCLC
Caitlin Sprouse MS, OTR/L, CLC
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 Forms 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
- Access to our alumni group after the 12 weeks
- A profile on the FTP Directory at PediatricFeedingTherapist.com
- AND SO MUCH MORE!
That’s a total value of $6750!
But when we open doors it will be for a fraction of this investment.NOTIFY ME WHEN ENROLLMENT OPENS!
This course is approved for 4.05 ASHA & AOTA CEUs.
PLUS Check Out The Bonuses You'll Get To Further Support You In Your Success As A Pediatric Feeding Therapist
Oh, and did I mention you’ll have ongoing access to the recorded and written materials after our 12-weeks together are over?
How great is that for lasting value?
Feed the Peds has been such a full learning experience despite being all online. The instructors are always available and open to any questions. The material is accessible and thorough. And all of the extra perks have been a wonderful surprise and highly appreciated. Though I have been a practicing pediatric occupational therapist for over 5 years, this course has provided additional resources and training to enhance and expand my knowledge and comfort with feeding therapy. I would highly recommend this course to any aspiring or current feeding therapy practitioner.
Rebecca Erwin, OTR/L
Here’s a sneak-peek at what we’ll be covering…
FTP has OVER DELIVERED!!...This is the class that I wanted in grad school and did not get! So much information that is relevant for feeding therapy - from review of anatomy to reminder of forgotten techniques to teaching of new information - This class has it all. Even as a seasoned feeding therapist, I have learned so much with each and every module. My main goal for this class was to learn more about myo and TOTs but I gained so much more. I love the self-pacing option and that all materials are available and at my disposal even after the class has ended. I've used the screeners on multiple kids already and have been able to make educated referrals with confidence that has changed the trajectory of treatment and made positive impacts on the quality of life for my families. Doing the FTP class has given me a new passion and perspective for my job!
Karen N. Hosea, MA, CCC-SLP
Hear What Some of Our 1,000+ Graduates Have To Say...
As a new grad with a passion for pediatric feeding and swallowing, I knew I wanted to continue my education in this area. Throughout grad school and my internships I learned several little important pieces in the pediatric feeding world, but this course gave me the comprehensive knowledge from utero and beyond I needed to be successful and knowledgeable in this area! This course has given me so many phenomenal resources, materials, mentorship, and great researched-based information. While this course was extremely dense, it was easy to work through with being able to do the videos on your own time (being able to start and stop when needed), and to have your questions answered when you didn’t totally understand something! I feel more confident in my feeding knowledge and abilities! As a new grad almost done with my CFY, I know I have the resources to continue to soar in my pediatric feeding therapist goals! Let me tell you, I’d take several more courses by these amazing, caring, knowledgeable SLP’s and OT’s! I’d highly recommend this course to anyone looking to become a pediatric feeding therapist or to continue your education in the pediatric feeding and swallowing area!
Jennifer Staelgraeve, M.A., CF-SLP
“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 you if you're an SLP or OT dreaming of 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.)
Feed the peds course is the course I have been searching for over 6 years!!! Hallie covers EVERYTHING such as providing REAL case studies where I was able to learn how to evaluate, treat, and learn what signs to look for during feeding. In addition, we have weekly discussions that have helped me gain a better understanding in the area of feeding and swallowing.
Shady Negron CF-SLP
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This course is pure GOLD! It is extremely in depth, well organized, and comprehensive as it covers most, if not all you need to know for a solid foundation in pediatric feeding and swallowing. The presenters emit so much PASSION for the niche and are always willing to answer questions and mentor participants. It EMPOWERS you and builds your confidence in your skills whether you are a graduate student, recent grad, or seasoned professional just getting started in the pediatric feeding and swallowing realm.
It is hands down a must take course that will change your life and practice! You will not regret enrolling!
Kathleen E. Dung, MS, CF-SLP
“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 Polovoy, MA, CCC-SLP
Allison gained the confidence to call herself a pediatric feeding therapist!
Kathleen, a new grad is implementing what she learned in her CF year!
Ginny shares how learning about TOTs and Myo is a game changer; "all the kids I couldn't make as much progress with all had Myo or TOTs issues."
Jennifer feels more confident. She loved testing her knowledge in the case studies and having the Zoom sessions afterward to ask questions and get clarity.
Feed the Peds has been amazing for me as a practicing Pediatric Early Intervention OT, who was always careful to advise parents that I could work on sensory processing difficulties and fine motor skills for mealtimes, but could not provide feeding therapy. I have found the training to be very comprehensive overall, and I LOVE the fact that I have lifetime access and can revisit any or all of the training information at any time as I start working as a feeding therapist. Unlike with a live course, I feel that I really benefit from being able to go back and review something I needed to think about, or didn't absorb the first time through. I love that I can now jump into working as a feeding therapist, with tools at my fingertips from Feed the Peds like screeners, assessment forms, intake forms and other resources. I have found Hallie and the other mentors to be so responsive and eager to use their experience to help, and that gives a real confidence boost!
Allison Johnson MS OTR/L
I can’t say enough how much I enjoyed this course! I got my “Advanced Certification in Pediatric Dysphagia” and after going through 3 semesters of school and paying 18 credits worth of tuition, I still felt like I didn’t know where to start or what to do when it came to treatment. After completing the Feed the Peds course and having a wonderful mentor to help guide me along the way, I truly feel like a “feeding therapist” and can confidently go out and assess and treat my pediatric dysphagia students and educate my fellow co-workers and parents in this area. I loved how interactive this course was and I feel like I can apply everything I learned to my population of students. Also thank you to everyone for being so caring and supportive during our case studies calls. It was nice feeling comfortable asking any questions and not have to worry if it was a stupid question to ask or if it was something that a feeding therapist should already know. Thank you again for your time, kindness, and sharing all your knowledge with us and for making me feel confident as a pediatric feeding therapist. It was so greatly appreciated!
Ashley Richards M.A., CCC-SLP
Feed the Peds has been the best decision. During my CF, I had a caseload of patients with feeding and swallowing disorders and little knowledge in how to effectively treat them. My hope for joining FTP was to increase my toolbox of therapy ideas and treatment techniques for this population, which I learned plus so much more. The FTP team provided us with so many useful handouts, assessment and screening tools, etc. that I will be able to use throughout my career. The clinicians were all wonderful teachers who generously provided all of their expertise when working with this population. I feel better equipped, confident, and competent to assess and treat the pediatric feeding population. I would recommend this to anyone interested!
It is hands down a must take course that will change your life and practice! You will not regret enrolling!
Morgan Mackley, M.A. CCC-SLP
I have really enjoyed this course and would definitely recommend it to anyone! The course is packed with A TON of information, but unlike traditional courses, you have the ability to go back and re-watch trainings- which is extremely helpful in acquisition of skills and also implementation for specific patients as questions arise in practice. Hallie, and the rest of the presenters, go above and beyond acting as mentors.
Kayla Wheeler, M.S. CCC-SLP
I loved my Feed the Peds course! As a graduate student with a passion to learn about how to become a feeding therapist, I was disappointed to learn that my university would not provide a regarding pediatric feeding. This course has provided me with the foundation and tools I need to help start my career in feeding. The indepth trainings, case studies, and resources have been amazing. I am so grateful to be a part of this course and FTP community!
Mercedes Mendoza - Grad Student
This course was everything I needed and more to be a confident pediatric feeding therapist. I took on my first two feeding clients and I feel very prepared and have been successful thus far. I am so grateful for this course. I finally found my niche as a SLP! It’s my dream job!
Kelsey Blyudzhyus, M.S. CCC-SLP
I enjoyed and learned a lot from the course. Ramya, Hallie and Caitlin were wonderful instructors. The information was very interactive and multimodal and accounted for the tripartite of EBP. This course has opened my eyes to approach pediatric feeding and swallowing treatment and assessment with a global perspective. For the first time, I learned about how TOTs could impact feeding, respiration and swallowing; not just speech. My mind and clinical practice is nourished and I’m very inspired to share the wealth of information with my colleagues and help my patients and their families.
Francis Patrick, MS, CCC-SLP
This course was exactly what I needed to get started on my feeding journey! Much better value for money than just choosing a course that focuses on a single method. This is a collaboration of many years experience, by many wonderful individuals who give you the skills you need to be a holistic feeding therapist.
Lauren Jones, M.S., CCC-SLP (CPSP)
This course was more than I had hoped! I have been out of grad school for too long to mention. I felt like I was starting from scratch. I learned so much more about early development. I didn't even receive this much information in my courses in grad school. I had no experience in identifying tethered oral tissues. I now feel fully confident in assessment and how to refer if I feel it is needed. Not to mention the importance of pre and post op care. I have gained knowledge and confidence in talking to parents about what I see in their child's feeding development, skills and treatment. I am more knowledgeable regarding orofacial myology and the effect on feeding and speech. I am even considering certification! I just can't say enough about this course. So much is included- Live Q&A, case studies, forms, resources, research. I love the fact that I can go at my own pace and come back to the trainings when needed. Worth every penny!
Michelle Hendrick, MS, CCC-SLP
I love love loved the course! I learned more from this course than from any other course I have ever taken! I regularly use the handouts, (especially the screener tool) and have implemented many strategies into my practice with my new feeding kiddos. I also regularly rewatch certain videos and it's amazing to have ongoing access. Thank you!
Lael McLeod, OTR/L
I don’t even know where to begin. Each module I learned a great deal of information-even if there was something that wasn’t understood, all presenters went above and beyond to make that information clear-reviewing/ clarifying, demonstrating, sending links, pictures, etc. The Q and A was really beneficial and that fact that we have unlimited access to the modules and content is the best-have already gone back a few times! The team is so welcoming and there to help educate (especially to those who don’t have much background/experience with feeding) and also very accommodating (that extra break to catch up was also wonderful-thanks again) 😉 I am so happy to be a part of a great group of colleagues! Can’t wait to continue to use my newly learned skills and knowledge in practice.
Mary Torok M.A. CCC-SLP
The FTP 12-week course gave me the confidence I needed to start my CF as a pediatric feeding therapist! The course is well-organized and all the instructors are always willing to help by providing resources, suggestions, advice, examples, etc. until you have a clear understanding. The material was very understandable and extremely relevant to my job! Each week contained a lecture and a related case study followed by a Q&A later in the week. This style really helped facilitate my growth and understanding of feeding disorders. Sign up for this course-you will NOT regret it! Hands down, the BEST decision I ever made!!!
Ashley Watson, M.S CF-SLP
Feed the Peds has been the perfect way to bridge the gap in my knowledge of Pediatric Dysphagia and Feeding that I received in Graduate school. I have gained so many valuable resources, references and experiences through this course that have been extremely beneficial to my confidence as a CFY. I will be walking into treatment with future pediatric feeding patients with my shoulders back and game face on thanks to Hallie and the Feed the Peds team!
Madison Mitford, M.S., SLP-CFY
As an experienced feeding therapist, I found that this course provided an excellent review of solid foundational information upon which feeding therapy skills are gained. The presenters were very knowledgeable, and the course materials, questions/answer sessions were helpful and practical. I highly recommend this course for anyone looking to gain knowledge, skill development, and confidence in pediatric feeding.
Dr. Stacie Fox, SLPD, CCC-SLP, CAS
I wish I would have had a course like this in graduate school! I have taken several courses to learn more about pediatric feeding, but this course beat them all. It covers the wide range of feeding issues that I see in my clients, and I love the personal mentoring that is included with this. Thank you, Hallie, for developing a course that is informative and practical for our caseloads today. I now feel confident to say "I AM a Pediatric Feeding Therapist!"
Virginia Swindoll, M.S., CCC-SLP
Hallie and all the other instructors present an abundance of information, screening and assessment tools throughout this course. The information was immediately useable and resources will always be accessible for students. They add frequent live and recorded Q&A sessions. Highly recommend participating in this course. You will be so glad that you did!
Laura Mock, OTR/L
This course is bursting with information- so much so that I frequently had to pause, take notes, and rewind the videos! As a newbie in the field of pediatric feeding, I felt that I gained valuable knowledge and confidence through taking this course. It was highly educational, helpful, and practical. This course surpassed my expectations and I am so glad that I signed up!
Allison Trevino, MS, CCC-SLP
As an SLP, I have always felt like I just hadn't found my niche. I was terrified of pediatric feeding, but after this course, I feel knowledgeable, informed, and have a great base to continue learning and pursuing my career in the areas of pediatric feeding, and all things TOTs.
Nicole Denman Smith, M.S., CCC/SLP
I had very high expectations for this course, but it far exceeded my expectations. Ramya, Caitlin and Hallie are amazing speakers. The modules each week were FULL of new information. I am eager to go back and start studying my amazing notebook for ALL of this information to solidify in my brain and allow me to effectively use it in my treatment sessions. LOVED the course. Thank you to Feed the Peds for offering it!!
Thank you so much for this life-changing course! I was really reluctant to spend the money and I didn't know if it would work for me, but I absolutely feel like I have the tools I need to call myself a feeding therapist now. I couldn't be happier that I decided to take this course.
Excellent course with fabulous presenters! Would recommend to anyone looking to start learning about feeding as well as for professionals with some feeding experience looking to grow their knowledge.
This course is AMAZING! The more you know, the more you realize you don't know couldn't be more true. I enjoyed this course and can't wait to learn more about feeding. Great structure and flow. Also very appreciative that I was able to self pace a little when life got crazy! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!
I am so glad I took this course!! I learned so much and it really helped build my confidence in treating pediatric feeding and swallowing disorders!
This course has been excellent. As a new grad OT, I was turning down early intervention patients that had feeding issues. I feel as if I am ready to assist these families now because of all of the information presented in this course!
Enjoyed this course so much. I’ve let so many reasons stop me in the past from successfully taking on and treating pediatric feeding patients. I’m excited to report, I now have my first two pediatric feeding patients! I’m so excited! It’s finally happening! Thank you all for everything!
This course was absolutely amazing. It is a true shame we are not taught this material in graduate school, and I am so grateful that I have had the chance to learn it all now. Thank you all for creating something so useful and for not just doing the research and gaining the knowledge in pediatric feeding, but for SHARING it with us as well.
Thank you so much. This course was so informative and was the best course that I have taken. It was very well organized and very through. I am so happy that I will be able to continue to have access to the material, as I know that I will continue to need to go back to refresh as so much valuable information was provided. Thank you so much for everything. This course was so helpful.
Thank you so much for putting together this amazing course! I love that it outlined normal development, that was a much needed refresher for me because all I ever see is abnormal. These videos and lectures will be a great tool for me to reference throughout my career, and they have really helped me understand the bigger picture. I have been able to explain things more clearly to parents, and even assist other professionals in the field with their current cases. Thank you!!
Just one more thing…
If you’re still deciding that Feed The Peds® is right for you, try to imagine how much this course can help you make a bigger impact on the lives of the children you treat… and their families.
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.
Imagine being able to spare children from the fate of feeding tubes and 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, and you can, too.
A part of you feels a calling toward this work, otherwise, you wouldn’t be reading this and deciding if enrolling in Feed The Peds® is right for you.
You may or may not know this, but right now there simply aren’t enough Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing Therapists to fill the growing need of children in this county and in the world.
It would mean the world to those children who need you (and to 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 still on the fence about whether signing up now if right for you, please don’t hesitate to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org for extra guidance.
You’ll be glad you decided to step up and help children in your community.
That’s my promise to you.
Hallie Bulkin, MA, CCC-SLP, CMT®, COM, QOM