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How Nutrition Impacts Key Sensory Processing Issues - Recording

Description: Occupational and other therapies are recognized as important treatments for sensory processing symptoms while nutrition and biological factors that interfere with progress are often overlooked. This three-part series will explore the hidden ways dietary irritants and deficiencies undermine nervous system development and impact the acquisition of fundamental skills. Learn how diet changes and targeted nutrients can improve therapeutic outcomes at any age.


Session 1: Tuesday 10/12/2021 1:00 – 2:30 pm
Session 2: Monday 10/25/2021 2:00 – 3:30 pm
Session 3: Wednesday 11/03/2021 1:00 – 2:30 pm

Outline / Agenda:
Session 1: Resistant Toilet Trainers: Chronic constipation, withholding and low tone
Session 2: Picky Eaters and Avoidant/Resistant Food Intake Disorder (ARFID)
Session 3: Poor Sleep as a Symptom of Food Intolerance, Digestive Distress or Nutrition Deficiency

Learning Objectives:
1. Identify children who resist conventional therapy for toilet training, eating and sleep issues who may benefit from nutrition intervention.
2. Differentiate between general picky eating, anorexia, and Avoidant/Resistant Food Intake Disorder (ARFID) so that treatment strategies and goals can be adjusted.
3. Recognize when food intolerance and low tone may be contributing factors when toilet training is unsuccessful.
4. Name three symptoms that may indicate digestive distress or food intolerance as a cause of sleep symptoms.

Assessment: Four multiple choice questions per session

Certificate of attendance will be provided

Provider Name: The Maude Le Roux Academy

Presenter: Kelly Dorfman, MS, LDN

Bio: Kelly Dorfman, M.S., LND is a licensed clinical nutritionist that specializes in targeted nutrition therapy to address complex medical problems. Cure Your Child With Food, her awarding winning book about the surprising ways nutrition impacts common childhood ailments, is published in 8 languages. An updated version was released in early 2021.

Kelly lectures internationally and has been featured on numerous television programs and in periodicals including CNN’s American Morning, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post and Oprah magazine. She is on the advisory board of the Gateway School of Mumbai.

Special Needs Accommodation: We invite anyone who may need a specific accommodation to contact [email protected] and we will do our best to accommodate your needs. We do provide online PowerPoint for download should you require larger print and we do wear specialized headphones to best accommodate for a clear audio message.

Cancellation policy: Payment is due in full with registration through Square on this website and there is a non-refundable fee of $35 at any time. If the course participant cancels within 30 days prior to the course starting date, the reimbursement would be 75% and within 2 weeks of the course; reimbursement would be calculated at 50%. Please contact [email protected] If the course should be cancelled by the Maude Le Roux Academy, each course participant will be contacted via e-mail notification to announce rescheduled dates or when reimbursement would be issued if not able to reschedule.

Maude and Charl Le Roux own the Maude Le Roux Academy and thus the proceeds of this course will cover operational expenses as well as provide income for Maude and Charl Le Roux

Additional Information (Page 2)

Course Type: Related Workshops
Location: Online Instruction
Target Audience: Occupational, speech, physical and psychological therapists for continuing education. Teachers, educational specialists/supports, parents and caretakers are welcome to audit.
Educational Level: Intermediate
Pre-Requisites: None
Number of Participants: Unlimited
Instructional Methods: PowerPoint
Contact Hours: 90 minutes each webinar
Fee: $55 for each individual webinar
$120 for all three webinars