GPI is the NEW online home of Marsha Dunn Klein, OTR/L, MED, FAOTA’s Get Permission Approach. Marsha, author of multiple books, including Pre-Feeding Skills: A Comprehensive Resource for Mealtime Development (with Suzanne Evans Morris, Ph.D., CCC-SLP) and Anxious Eaters, Anxious Mealtimes: Practical and Compassionate Strategies for Mealtime Peace, is an internationally renowned expert in pediatric feeding. Finally, her decades of groundbreaking work supporting children and families will be available worldwide. 

GPI's founders, Marsha, Karen Dilfer, M.S., OTR/L, and Stephanie Cohen, M.A., CCC-SLP, CLC are thrilled to finally open our doors. As GPI grows, we will host courses by expert presenters highlighting current research and support for families and children while celebrating the principles of a responsive approach to feeding.

The Get Permission Approach to Anxious Eaters, Anxious Mealtimes

Course Description

In this course, we will look at support for extremely picky or anxious eaters and their families from the perspective of relationships, motivation, mealtimes, and opportunities for both parents and child success. Who are these pickiest of eaters? Why are they picky? What is the Get Permission Approach and how can its strategies help? What do we need to think about as we gather information for assessing and understanding these worried eaters? What does research tell us about what works and what does not? How can we help parents understand their worried eaters and what strategies can we use to help build mealtime peace, mealtime success, and mealtime enjoyment? This course will be presented in lecture, discussion, video and case presentations, and interactive opportunities.

Dates and Times

Both courses are open to participants worldwide;
make sure to check the dates/times in your region.

  • June 10-12, 2021: (US)
    9:00-3:00 PDT
    12:00-6:00pm EST

  • July 14-16, 2021:
    (Australia/New Zealand/Philippines)
    9:00am-3:30pm Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) (7/13-7/15, 2021 in the US)

You don’t want to miss this course! Marsha will share her vast expertise in 8 modules (15 hours) over 3 days, including tons of treatment ideas! Throughout each course, you will have several opportunities to ask Marsha questions that she will answer live. 

You will easily and immediately be able to apply the Get Permission Approach to support your families and children, starting with “Mealtime Peace” and working towards enjoyment and confidence at the table. 

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The Get Permission Approach will help you:

  • Help children discover their internal drive to eat through appetite, enjoyment, and relationships

  • Be more sensitive and supportive with families

  • Help children feel celebrated at the table

  • Know exactly where to start in therapy and where to go next

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  • Food S-T-R-E-T-C-H-E-S (Pre-register now!)

  • The Art of Crumbing (Pre-register now!)

  • Food is Sensory (coming live online in 7/2021)

  • Pressure and Permission (coming live online soon!)

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