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 is a neurodivergent pediatric and family dietitian with over 15 years of clinical experience. After overcoming feeding difficulties with her own children, she was inspired to help other families by specializing in picky eating and feeding disorders. She currently treats children and families struggling with various feeding challenges through her trauma-informed private practice in Montreal.
Naureen has extensive experience working with neurodivergent families, including autism, ADHD, sensory processing disorder and anxiety disorder. She is a supporter of early diagnosis of feeding problems and advocates for inclusion and acceptance in schools and daycares for children with limited feeding abilities. Naureen shares her knowledge and experience at national and international conferences, and in training for healthcare professionals, therapists, teachers, and parents.