Earn up to 15.5 CE Contact Hours
- Join webinar sessions
- Complete required quizzes
- Complete evaluation forms for the event
- Download your continuing education certificate in a PDF format
Course Information and Completion Requirements
Intended Audience: Speech Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, Registered Dietitians, Special Education Teachers, Psychologists, Physical Therapists, Early Intervention Specialists, Nurses, Physicians, and Mental Health Workers. Note: Training conferences are available for professionals only.
Course Level: This course is an intermediate level course: Information is geared to practitioners with a general working knowledge of current practice trends and literature related to the subject matter. Focus is on increasing understanding and competent application of the subject matter. Prerequisite – None
Instructional method: Course conducted via Zoom. Handouts and quiz located on your member's dashboard through CE-Go. Monthly question and answer sessions are offered for a period of three months beginning at the time of purchase, and the participant will be sent details for joining these Q&As after registering.
Content Disclosure: This content will focus on the method SOFFI®: Supporting Oral Feeding in
Fragile Infants and there will be limited or no information provided
about similar products or services.
Access information: The recording of the Zoom training, quizzes and handouts are available for three days on your dashboard through CE-Go.
The requirements for completion are as follows:
- Attend the virtual course in its entirety Click for full policy for attendance
- Pass three multiple choice quizzes (one for each day of the course) with a score of 100% (may be taken repeatedly and the quiz is available as a handout to identify the questions)
- Complete the course evaluation
If requesting ASHA CEUs, you must inform us at the time of registration.
Presented by: Dr. Erin Ross: Internationally recognized Infant Feeding Specialist, Speech Pathologist, and creator of SOFFI®, Supporting Oral Feeding in Fragile Infants in the NICU. She has worked in child development clinics, feeding clinics, and home settings, and currently continues her work in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Dr. Ross has also authored book chapters on feeding development and pediatric feeding disorders. Click "Presenter" tab for Financial Disclosures and more information.
Continuing Education Credit Hours are available from the following organizations
American Speech and Hearing Association
American Occupational Therapy Association
Event Learning Objectives
- Identify necessary components of infant development that indicate a readiness to begin and sustain oral feeding
- Discuss development of oral-motor skills
- Describe the interaction between medical and developmental level as they relate to feeding readiness and progression
- Identify infants who are not progressing in feeding skill development
- List one way to involve the family in early, pre-feeding activities to support their infant’s later feeding skills
- Identify two of five distinct sucking patterns in infant feeding development using the BROSS approach terminology
- Identify the influence of two medical conditions on oral feeding success in infants
- Describe why external regulated pacing is the last intervention listed along the SOFFI® Algorithm
- List three things that affect flow rate in bottles
Attendance and Continuing Education
To ensure Learners successfully achieve the Learning Outcomes above and to satisfy the completion requirements and continuing education credits, all attendees are expected to attend the webinar course in its entirety. Not attending/viewing the workshop in its entirety will cause the learner to miss crucial information needed to be able to correctly use the specific topic area of SOFFI®. We use a platform that tracks the amount of time learners are signed in to the platform. Learners are also required to keep their webcam on so they are visible during the offering. This course is not offered for partial credit. Requirements for this course must be completed within 3 days of the end of the course. The requirements for completion are as follows:
- Attend the zoom conference in its entirety and attest that the person registered is the person who is attending the course and requesting the certificate of completion
- Pass a multiple choice quiz with a score of 100% (may be taken repeatedly and the quiz is available as a handout to identify the questions) for each of the three days of the course. These quizzes cover the learner objectives for all 12 modules of the course. These quizzes are offered immediately after the content is completed
- Complete the daily course evaluations and final event evaluation
- Download the SOFFI® Certified Professional certificate
If requesting ASHA CEUs, you must inform us at the time of registration.
Dr. Erin Sundseth Ross is a Speech Pathologist with a Doctoral degree in Clinical Sciences – Health Services Research. She completed a two-year post-doctoral training in the Section of Nutrition and is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, at the University of Colorado Denver. She is also on faculty at the Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions. Dr. Ross has over 30 years of experience working in the NICU within several HealthONE hospitals, and with older children when she was at the SOS Feeding Solutions clinic in Denver, Colorado. Dr. Ross is the creator of SOFFI®, a feeding program for use in the NICU. She has specialized in the development of feeding skills, and the etiology and treatment of feeding and growth problems in infants and very young children from initial hospitalization through the first 5 years of life.
Speaker Financial Disclosures:
Erin Ross is the owner of Feeding Fundamentals, LLC and owns the intellectual property (inclusive of SOFFI®) and receives a salary. She also receives a salary as a faculty member of the Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions and as a Developmental Specialist for the HealthONE Hospital Systems. Dr. Ross is also a paid consultant for Gerber Baby Foods (Nestec) and Intertek. She is paid as a speaker for Toomey and Associates, Inc. and receives royalties for content.
Speaker Non-financial Disclosure:
Dr Ross is currently the Chair of Advocacy Pillar for Feeding Matters. She is also an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Dr. Ross is a Member of the Consensus Committee– Developmental Care Standards for Infants in Intensive Care, and has written related book chapters for Elsevier and Thieme Publishers.
Cancellation of Registration by Registrant – Policy
Cancellations are accepted minus an administrative fee of $25.00 up until two weeks prior to the offering. After that time, cancellations will not be accepted but the participant may join a different virtual event offered within 6 months of the original course offering without penalty. Participants must attend an event within the 6 months of the original course offering or forfeit their registration.
AGENDA All times listed are Mountain Time in the US (GMT-7).
(N/A for webinars) Cancellation of live and live-streamed events by Speaker
If the conference is cancelled by speaker due to, but not limited to, the following:
• Speaker cancellation
• Limited enrollment
Registrants will receive a full refund of their registration fee within 30 days of the originally scheduled conference by the method that the registrant used to pay for the registration. (If payment was received by credit/debit card, the refund will be refunded to the original credit/debit card used, if payment was received via a check, a refund will be provided by check.)
Complaint Policy & Procedures
Feeding Fundamentals, LLC views complaints as an opportunity to learn and improve future programs and resources, as well as a chance to put things right for the person or organization that has made the complaint.
Our policy is to:
• Provide a fair complaints procedure which is clear and easy to use for anyone wishing to make a complaint
• Publicize the existence of our complaints procedure so that people know how to contact us to make a complaint
• Ensure everyone at Feeding Fundamentals, LLC knows what to do if a complaint is received
• Ensure all complaints are investigated fairly and in a timely manner
• Ensure all complaints are resolved whenever possible and that relationships are repaired
• Gather information which helps us to improve our programs and services
A complaint is any expression of dissatisfaction, whether justified or not, about any aspect of Feeding Fundamentals, LLC.
• Complaints may come from clients, program/event attendees or registrants, members, or donors of Feeding Fundamentals, LLC
• A complaint can be received verbally, by phone, by e-mail or by mail.
All complaint information will be handled sensitively, telling only those who need to know and following any relevant data protection requirements.
Written complaints to Feeding Fundamentals, LLC may be sent to:
1602 Atwood Street, Longmont, CO 80501
Verbal complaints may be made by phone to (720) 320-5757 or in person to any of the Feeding Fundamentals, LLC staff. Verbal complaints will be recorded and may be shared with other internal staff depending on the nature of the complaint. Complaints that are unable to be resolved immediately will be delegated to the appropriate person for further investigation and appropriate action. It is our policy to ensure all complaints are investigated fairly and in a timely manner. Complaints must be received in writing or verbally within 10 days of the end of the conference. Complaints will be kept on file on a secure server on a company owned computer. They will be kept by date, for a period of 5 years. After the 5-year period, they will be deleted. The complaints are kept so that the staff of Feeding Fundamentals, LLC may monitor for any systemic problems (repeated complaints) and to improve future programs and resources.
Feeding FUNdamentals, LLC complies with ADA provisions. Every effort will be made to accommodate requests. If you require special accommodations or need assistance, please contact Gina Gass at firstname.lastname@example.org. Requests must be made at least two weeks in advance of necessary accommodations.