“Get Permission” is an approach to pediatric mealtimes and feeding treatment based on a foundation of trust in a feeding relationship. The purpose of this relationship-based workshop is to provide treatment and family support strategies for children with feeding and mealtime challenges. It supports children gaining eating success based on enjoyment of the sensory and social aspects of eating, confidence in their oral skills, and internal motivation to eat enough. It follows the child’s lead with creative and sensitive mealtime strategies that adjust based on each child’s response. It celebrates parents and focuses on their success. We look at the complicated influences of giving permission in eating. We discuss ways to support children who are worried about mealtimes, those who are fed by a tube, or are on the Autism spectrum. Case studies will be reviewed and discussed.


Angelynn Z.
Occupational Therapist,Inspirations EI, Inc.
Deanna J.
Speech Language Pathologist,Self employed
Elke B.
Erika S.
Speech-Language Pathologist,Abrazos Family Support Services
Jacqui V.
Developmental Specialsit III,Inspirations
Julie L.
Developmental Specialist II/Certified Infant Massage Instructor,Inspirations EI
Kim W.
Kirsten B.


Marsha Dunn Klein, MEd, OTR/L, FAOTA



A block of rooms have been reserved at the Comfort Inn and Suites, Albuquerque Downtown, 411 McKnight Ave. NW, Albuquerque, NM  87102,  505-242-5228.  Please reserve by April 1, 2019. Under group rate Inspirations, Get Permission Feeding conference.

Another block of rooms is available at the Best Western Plus Rio Grande Inn Old Town.  505-843-9500. Please reserve by March 25, 2019.  Under group rate Inspirations, Get Permission Feeding conference.

There are also rooms at Holiday Inn Express, 2300 12th St. NW, Albuquerque, NM  87104, 505-842-5000. Please reserve by February 26, 2019.  Under group rate for Get Permission Feeding conference.

A block of rooms is available at Hampton Inn & Suites, 6150 Iliff Rod NW, Albuquerque, NM  87121, 505-833-3700.  Request group rate for Inspirations Get Permission Feeding conference.


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