Rachael Benson, Administrative Assistant
The Spiral Foundation
74 Bridge Street
Newton, MA 02458
617-969-4410 ext 231

Thursday, September 19, 2019
12:00pm - 1:30pm EST

Anywhere! This is an online event. 


Continuing Education 


Occupational therapists, OT assistants




Domain: Client Factors
Process: Intervention

Completion Requirements:
To receive contact hours for this course you must attend this course live or view it as a recording and successfully complete the course exam.

Contact Hours:
This course is worth a total of 1.5 contact hours or .15 AOTA CEUs.

You will be able to download a copy of the webinar for your own use after the course is completed.

ADA/Section 504:  If you require special accommodations, please contact us at the address above.

Continuing Education

Occupational Therapy Practitioners/ Occupational Therapy Assistants:  The Spiral Foundation is an Approved Provider of Continuing Education for occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants by the American Occupational Therapy Association.  The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

New In the Spiral Foundation
2019 Webinar Series:

Working With Adolescents With Feeding Challenges

Presented by:

Leia M. Sturtevant, MOT, OTR/L

Thursday, September 19, 2019
12:00pm - 1:30pm EST

Webinars are online presentations geared towards professionals. Participants who call in live have the opportunity to participate in a question/answer session with the speaker. All registrants, regardless of live attendance, receive a download of the recorded webinar following the presentation.

Feeding and mealtime challenges can be present at any phase across the lifespan. As occupational therapists, our role is to assess and treat the underlying deficits that may be impacting these skill areas. This webinar will discuss the role of sensory processing on adolescents’ ability to eat a wide range of foods across settings with comfort and ease. In addition, other potential impact areas including executive functioning skills will be discussed. This webinar will include discussions regarding age-appropriate assessment and treatment principles for working with this population. Using a sensory integration lens, webinar participants will learn how they can best support their adolescent clients who experience challenges with feeding, meal planning/preparation, and engagement in social eating situations.

Learning Objectives
By the end of this webinar participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the link between sensory processing and feeding, particularly as it relates to adolescents.
  2. Identify three sensory processing observations that can contribute to challenges with feeding and mealtime success for adolescents.
  3. Identify age-appropriate intervention strategies to address these foundational sensory processing challenges that impact feeding skills in adolescents, as well as strategies to support their ability to feel comfortable eating across settings.

About the Speaker:  Leia is a registered and licensed Occupational Therapist. She earned her Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from Quinnipiac University, along with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Health and Science Studies and a minor in Sociology.  In addition to clinic experience, Leia has experience evaluating and treating children with a variety of physical, cognitive, and/or emotional needs in both special education and public school settings. Leia also has experience providing occupational therapy services to orphanages in Haiti, where she has educated staff on ways to improve the quality of life of the children. Leia is a Therapeutic Listening provider and is trained in the Handwriting Without Tears program. Leia currently serves as OTA’s oral motor coordinator and has completed additional training in this area, including the SOS Approach to Feeding. Leia has also completed the Spiral Foundation’s Program of Essential Competencies in Sensory Integration, which allows her to administer and interpret the Sensory Integration and Praxis Tests (SIPT).

Join Us!

Cost: $65

Register Now!Cancellation Policy: No refunds except in the event the course is cancelled by Spiral. Recorded downloads are available for those who miss the live event. Please see here towards the bottom of the page for the Spiral Foundation's complete policy regarding cancellations and refunds. For questions, contact us at or  617-969-4410 ext 231.