Webinar: Trauma-Sensitive Feeding Strategies for Neurodivergent Families
There is emerging research showing how neurodivergent children may be at a higher risk of experiencing traumatic stress symptoms. It is also known that neurodivergent children and youth are more likely to have feeding and eating struggles, creating unique and often stressful challenges for families. This webinar will provide dietitians with the basic knowledge necessary for developing trauma-informed practices sensitive to neurodivergent people’s unique needs.
You will learn:
- What is neurodiversity?
- Introduction to adverse childhood experiences (ACES) and complex developmental trauma
- Trauma and its impact on feeding and sensory processing
- Feeding challenges commonly seen in neurodivergent children and youth
- Harm reduction strategies aligned with Responsive Feeding Therapy
All registrants will receive access to the webinar recording, transcript, and resources.
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Naureen Hunani (she/her)
Naureen Hunani is a multiply neurodivergent registered dietitian with over 18 years
of experience. She is the founder of RDs for Neurodiversity, a neurodiversity-informed
online continuing education platform for dietitians and helping professionals.
She has a private practice in Montreal, Canada, where she treats children, adults and
families struggling with various feeding and eating challenges through a trauma-
informed, weight-inclusive and anti-oppressive approach.
Naureen has extensive experience working with neurodivergent individuals and families.
She is a supporter of early identification of feeding differences and advocates for
inclusion and acceptance. She has had the privilege to share her knowledge at national
and international conferences and is incredibly passionate about helping professionals
build neurodiversity-affirming practices.