Session C: Picky Eaters vs Problem Feeders
Ellen Hemrick


“Picky Eaters vs. Problem Feeders” will examine how to approach expanding your child’s diet to improve nutrition, intake, and variety. Distinguishing between “pickiness” and extreme inflexibility is the first step. Using food chaining, food diaries, and activities throughout the home environment, your child can become a successful eater. Group discussion and activities to practice these techniques will be accompanied by handouts to guide your implementation of these strategies with your child. Nutritional resources and helpful recipes will also be provided.


Ellen Hemrick, MS CCC-SLP has been working with people with disabilities since 1989 and has been a speech-language pathologist since 1996. She received her bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Emerson College, where she learned how to approach children from a family-centered, developmental model. She has worked in many different settings: private homes in Early Intervention and private practice; elementary schools, as a consultant and as an employee; institutionalized settings and group homes; and, currently, in private offices providing outpatient therapy. She specializes in working with young children with developmental disabilities such as Autism and feels that the people who have taught her the most are the children and their families.


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Ellen Hemrick
Building Blocks, Inc.
671 Goodlette Rd. N, Suite #140
Naples, FL 34102
Phone: 239-434-9512
Fax: 239-643-5908

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