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Profectum's Visionary Lecture Series—a free community learning event





Speech Language Therapy


Intervention Approaches


Karen Dilfer

Supporting the Anxious Eater

Karen Dilfer, MS, OTR/L
4 sessions | 7:30 - 9:00 PM EST | Weekly on Wednesdays 
Scheduled Dates: 3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 3/27
Live Online Via Zoom

Class Information


03/06/2024 - 03/27/2024

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You will be charged a non-refundable deposit of $ now. You will be charged $ 0.00 monthly from the course start date for a duration of  

Supporting the Anxious Eater: A Responsive Approach

This course will give professionals a new way to conceptualize the support of children who have individual differences that cause them to struggle to participate in family mealtimes and enjoy eating. Instructor Karen Dilfer approaches this topic through the lens of responsive feeding and discusses the importance of the parent-child relationship as it relates to feeding development. Case studies and video examples will illustrate how to establish sensory and emotional safety for children at mealtimes and how to support parents to create pressure-free mealtimes. Reflective problem-solving and collaboration will help learners to apply principles presented in practical ways to build clinical reasoning.

Learning Objectives

  • Participants will gain an understanding of responsive feeding principles and demonstrate how to apply them to support children whose individual differences make it difficult for them to enjoy eating.
  • Explain how sensory safety and emotional safety are the foundation for building a child’s internal motivation to eat.
  • Learn to collaborate with parents to give them increased confidence feeding their child.

Who should attend?

Practitioners who work with children and families in feeding therapy settings.


Frequently Asked Questions

Cancellations more than 10 working days (Mon-Fri) before the start date of this program will result in a refund less a $25.00 cancellation fee.

No refund can be made for a cancellation 9 or fewer working days before this program start date.

Requests for refunds must be received in writing via email to

In the event that this program is cancelled, you will be notified immediately via email and a credit will be issued toward a rescheduled program, or the entire submitted fee will be refunded without further liability on the part of the organizer.

If you require ADA accommodations or have a special needs request, please email at least two weeks before the program start date so arrangements can be made.

If you submit payment and withdraw from this course at least 10 working days (Mon-Fri) before the start date, you will receive a full refund less an cancelation fee of $25.

A request to withdraw MUST be received at least 10 working days BEFORE the start date of this course via email to

If you withdraw from this course after 10 working days before the start date no refund is given and you are responsible for full payment of the course.

Under certain circumstances, you may be able to begin training again with a group scheduled at a later date, but course payment is still due as scheduled for the group you registered with.

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