Registration Starts Now for Upcoming WORKSHOP WEE-TREAT: ABCs of FOOD CHAINING -and- TOOLS FOR TOTS

Embark on a transformative journey at our inaugural Workshop Wee-Treat! Immerse yourself in a day of holistic learning as we seamlessly blend the fundamentals of Food Chaining with the empowering sensory-based Tools for Tots – an exclusive experience crafted just for you.

Kickstart your day by nourishing your body and mind with a continental breakfast. Prepare for learning by participating in an invigorating chair yoga session or indulging in moments of self-reflection. (This important part of the workshop is included in the contact hours.) The morning further unfolds with the essential Six Steps of Food Chaining, unraveling the complexities of feeding aversion, distinguishing between picky and problem eating, and mastering the “how tos” of food chaining (including case examples).

Following a delightful onsite lunch, refresh your senses to a refreshing outdoor nature trail hike or savor relaxation indoors, before diving into the dynamic Tools for Tots afternoon session which fuses the best of our Tools for Infants and Tools for Tots workshops. Stay updated on the latest research in sensory integration and sensory processing disorder. Uncover practical, sensory-based strategies to enhance a child’s ability to function in natural environments during everyday routines. For example, do you want to know “How to get a ‘busy bee’ to focus?” Or,“ What can help get a ‘fussy firecracker’ to sleep?”

Engage with treatment videos and real-life case studies and take home the Tools for Infants and Tools for Tots books. Dress comfortably to personally experience how movement can affect alertness! Bring warm clothing and boots if needed to venture outdoors. Join us for a day of knowledge, growth, and practical tools that will leave you refreshed, empowered, and inspired!

Registration Fee: $219 includes registration AND…
1. Continental Breakfast
2. Chair Yoga Session guided by Mary Marchetti, RYT (Yoga alliance certified)
3. Nature Trail use
4. Tools for Infants: Sensory-Based Strategies for Parents, Caregivers and Early Intervention Providers book valued at $18.95
5. Tools for Tots: Sensory Strategies for Toddlers and Preschoolers book valued at $18.95
6. Lunch on site
Location:The YMCA Triangle Hills Camp & Retreat Center
3838 W. 141st Ave.
Crown Point, IN 46397

Schedule: (Central Time)

8:30-9 am​ Registration/Continental Breakfast

9-9:30 ​am Prepare Mind & Body to Learn with Choice of All Level Chair Yoga -Or- Engage in Personal Meditation, Prayer or Reflection (Part of Workshop Contact Hrs.)

9:30-10:15 am ​More than Picky – The 6 Steps of Food Chaining Therapy for the Picky & Problem Eater

10:15-10:30 am ​Break

10:30-12 pm​ Writing Fun Food Chains – Includes Food Chaining Examples & Case Studies (Walbert)

12-12:45​ pm Lunch Served Onsite

12:45-1:15​ pm Nature Trail Hike (Bring Warm Coats/Hats/Boots If Snow) or Rest & Refresh Indoors

1:15-2:30​ pm Updates in Research on Sensory Integration & Sensory Processing (Swindeman)

2:30-2:45 ​pm Break

2:45-4:00​ pm Sensory Processing Disorder Patterns & Subtypes in Infants, Toddlers, & Preschoolers with Case Studies (Swindeman)


Contact Hrs:  5.25

Early Intervention Relevance:  100%

IL EI Credit: Pending

CE Hrs are applicable for IN OT & PT licensure

(Registrants who need CE for other states need to check if applicable and/or apply on their own)

Wee Care Therapy is IN APTA License CE Approved Provider of CE with FS (Government Agency)

& IN OT PLA Certified CE Sponsor #98000818A

Learner Objectives: 

Upon completion of the course, participants will:

1) Describe picky vs. problem eating. ​
2) Describe how to set the table for success based on the child’s Individualized Eating Profile. ​
3) Describe key components of Fraker, Walbert and Cox’s Pre Chaining and Food Chaining therapy to treatment for toddlers and children and their families.
4) Demonstrate a general understanding of evidence based sensory integration.
5) Identify characteristics of sensory processing disorder in infants, toddlers and preschoolers.
6) Discover practical sensory-based strategies to help infants, toddlers, and preschoolers during daily routines.​​


Therapists (BCBAs, RBTs, DTs, OTs, PTs, and STs) and parents
LEVEL:  Beginning to Intermediate​



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