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Feeding Therapy and Telehealth


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General Information

Title: Feeding Therapy and Telehealth 

Presented By: Dr. Keith Williams, PhD, BCBA

Date: July 1, 2o2o 

Time: 12:00-1:30 pm eastern (New York)

Recording Availability: Closes 7/11/20 at 11:59 pm



Providers addressing childhood feeding problems typically delivered this therapy in the home, school, or clinic and almost always worked "hands-on" with the child either teaching skills to the child or modeling the intervention for a caregiver. This form of service delivery is often not possible now due to the global pandemic and, ready or not, telehealth has been thrust upon us as a method of service delivery. While telehealth has been used to address childhood feeding problems, its use has not been widespread. This webinar will describe the use of telehealth for the delivery of feeding therapy. Dr. Williams will review his own experiences with moving to telehealth and the delivery by telehealth of a feeding program. Dr. Williams will review the literature on telehealth and feeding, provide case studies of patients he has served via telehealth, and discuss methods of improving the effectiveness of your telehealth service delivery.

Target Audience: Professionals for whom the topic is within their scope of practice. We welcome students and others who are also interested in the topic to join us.

Learning Objectives

  • Participants will be able to identify two benefits of telehealth.
  • Participants will able to identify the two actions that should occur prior to a telehealth appointment.
  • Participants will be able to identify two pre-intervention considerations for delivering telehealth delivery of feeding therapy.

Presenter Bio and Disclosure Statement

 Dr. Keith Williams is a licensed psychologist and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). He has been the Director of the Feeding Program at the Penn State Hershey Medical Center for twenty years. Dr. Williams is a Professor of Pediatrics at the Penn State College of Medicine, where he teaches medical students, graduate students, and medical residents. He has written more than sixty book chapters and articles in the area of feeding problems and child nutrition. He is coauthor of Treating Eating Problems of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Developmental Disabilities: Interventions for Professionals and Parents.

The presenter(s) and/or presenters’ family members do not have financial arrangement or affiliation with any of the products, organizations, or programs mentioned during this talk.


12:00 pm: Introduction
12:05 pm: Webinar begins
1:15 pm: Q&A session
1:30 pm: Evaluation, post-test and code submission forms

Credit Hour Information

Behavior Analysts earn 1.5 CEUs (Learning)*

Must pass post-test with 80% or above and submit all attendance codes

  • CEs not available for other professions

*CE for viewing Live or Recording

For ABAC's continuing education approvals statements please view our Continuing Education page

ABACGives Donation: 100% of the proceeds will be donated to Feeding America Covid 19 Response Fund