Picky Eater or Something Else?
Postural stability is important whether your child is a normal eater, picky eater or something more. A simple change to seating can decrease fatigue and help improve a child's ability to participate at the table.
Through this free presentation, we will help you understand how complicated eating is, share with you the importance of stable seating, and teach you how to support your child's posture while at the table. The initial 45-minute presentation will be led by Ms. Lindsay Beckerman, MOT, OTR/L.
Following the presentation by Ms. Beckerman, a panel of parents and feeding therapy professionals will answer questions about feeding, picky eaters, and the importance of postural stability.
Please join us for this presentation and discussion regarding picky eating, problem feeders, and postural stability.
Charlotte’s Day is a 501(c)3 devoted to providing high chairs to children and their families that encourage postural stability in order to reduce fatigue and to create a more stable platform for eating during mealtime.
We provide high chairs, at no cost, to families who have children currently working with a feeding therapist. The high chairs we provide are based on the recommendations of feeding therapists and while we are always looking for additional products to provide, currently we provide two chairs: the Stokke Tripp Trapp and the Keekaroo Height Right high chair. These chairs provide the best possible platform for engaging at mealtime.
Over the past 2 years, we have been able to provide new or gently used hight adjustable high chairs to 104 families in 11 states. With support from a wide variety of individuals and corporations every family that has contacted us has received a chair. Each one of the children we have sent chairs to now has a stable, adjustable chair allowing them to focus on eating.
Lindsay Beckerman, MOT, OTR/L received her Master of Occupational Therapy degree from The Ohio State University. Lindsay is currently working in a private practice with children, teens, and adults with feeding challenges in their home and community. She is also working at Developmental FX, a non-profit clinic supporting children with a wide variety of developmental needs. Prior to this, she worked as a Pediatric Feeding Specialist at SOS Feeding Solutions @ STAR and the Feeding Clinic @ STAR with Dr. Lucy Jane Miller. She specializes in feeding difficulties in atypical learners, including children and teens with Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADHD, and multisensory processing difficulties. Lindsay has also worked as a member of a multidisciplinary team with Autism Spectrum Disorders, SPD, emotional/behavioral disorders and feeding problems. Lindsay has completed the STAR Institute’s Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3 Intensive Mentorship Programs and is a certified DIR Floortime Provider. Lindsay's passion is working with teens and young adults to help them learn more about their bodies and how to change the food to make it work better for them. Lindsay also serves as a board member for Charlotte's Day, a non-profit group that helps to provide posturally supportive chairs to children in feeding therapy.