Course Description

Grading the ask is the strategy of offering the child a new food interaction that has a careful ask.  In other words, are we offering the new foods in a sensitive, calibrated way that takes into consideration the child’s skills and experiences as well as the specific sensory properties of the new foods.  We can grade the safety ask, the developmental ask, the sensory ask, the motor ask, emotional ask and independence ask. The webinar will focus on practical strategies to help parents and children succeed in new food trying and diet expansion.

In this 2-hour webinar, you will learn to:

  • Define Grade the Ask in the context of infant and child feeding

  • Understand the following 7 categories of ASKs: safety ask, developmental ask, sensory ask, motor ask, emotional ask, independence ask, & confidence ask

  • Describe the systematic de-sensitization and the continuum approach to choosing next steps in pediatric feeding

  • Identify when an ASK is too big at mealtimes and understand how to re-offer opportunities for food interactions

  • Support families in understanding how to Grade the Ask at mealtimes so children can comfortably have opportunities for new food trying

Course curriculum

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    Grade the Ask: A Sensitive Strategy for Careful and Successful New Food Trying

    • Please read and agree to GPI terms before starting this course

    • Full Description and Objectives: Grade the Ask: Sensitive and Successful Strategies for New Food Interactions

    • Grade the Ask handouts

    • Watch here: Grade the Ask: Sensitive and Successful Strategies for New Food Interactions

    • Grade the Ask Quiz

CEU Info

Certificates will be issued verifying participation in 2.5 hours of continuing education once full attendance has been verified. Please allow 3-4 weeks for certificates to be sent. Check with your professional organizations licensing bodies to determine exactly what may be accepted for you. This course is eligible for ASHA’s professional development hour requirements. You will not require ASHA pre-approval for this. See here [] for more information. This course is eligible for AOTA credits. Please check your state’s guidelines for specific information about this continuing education activity may apply to your state’s CEU guidelines.


Cancellations must be in writing and will incur a $10 fee. We are unable to give refunds if more than 10% of the course has been viewed. If the Get Permission Institute should need to remove course content for any reason, course fees will be refunded or transferred to another course at the discretion of the participant.


This intermediate level course is appropriate for OTs, SLPs, PTs, assistants, educators, early intervention providers, parents/caregivers, and other professionals (social workers, nurses, registered dietitians, etc.) working with children with feeding challenges. Please contact us at  with any needs regarding accommodations.