Audiences say it best: If you are looking for a professional speaker who can “provide practical solutions” for parents, caregivers and therapists and your company needs a “highly knowledgeable, organized presenter” with “energy and enthusiasm” who can deliver a “dynamic course”, then your best choice is Melanie Potock.

Coach Mel’s advice can be found in Parents Magazine, Dr. Oz The Good Life, Fit Pregnancy and more. Melanie is an international speaker and author of three books on one of the most common concerns that parents ask their pediatricians: Picky eating. As the mom of a very picky toddler, Melanie combines her real life experience with clinical know-how after more than 15 years as a certified speech language pathologist who specializes in solving feeding challenges. Her audiences cite Mel’s  “real life examples and techniques” as making a significant difference in a child’s abilities to try new foods.

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For Professionals

Even parents of naturally “eager eaters” will benefit from Melanie’s seven parenting strategies to avoid mealtime battles and establish life-long healthy habits. Professionals call this course “the missing link” and “so helpful for carryover into the home” for families they treat in feeding therapy.
Join Melanie to learn how to flip back the lip and tip back the tongue to examine babies to older kids for tethered oral tissues. Learn what impact ties can have on feeding function and how ties contribute to feeding disorders. Discuss techniques for release and learn exercises to prevent scar tissue. From breast, to bottle to solid foods, this is the course that “ties” it all together.
Coach Mel’s NEW 6 hour course! This seminar is jam-packed with the tools that professionals need to help parents. So often, kids learn to eat well in the therapy setting, but parents cannot achieve the carry-over at home. Learn counseling techniques and specific tools that set parents up for success. Lack of carry-over is reported to be the #1 frustration for both parents and professionals! As one audience member put it, “Coach Mel is in the trenches, treating kids and teaching. She understands what it takes to support families who have difficulty generalizing clinical strategies to the home.”
Melanie’s popular two day course keeps the fun in feeding therapy! Known for her using the basics of Applied Behavior Analysis in a joyful manner to gently guide kids from evaluation to discharge, Melanie’s practical strategies in this course includes solutions for kids who won’t come to the table, sit in the high chair, throw food, meltdown when new foods are on their plate, and more.
Often called the “mini” version of Mel’s popular two day course, this 6 hour seminar is ideal for a mix of professionals and parents. Understand how feeding disorders can develop at any age when medical, sensory and motor challenges influence behavior. Learn practical tips to help toddlers to teens learn to enjoy a variety of foods!
Coach Mel’s sensational on-demand video course for groups that includes Skype session with Melanie at the end of the presentation to answer questions!

For Parents

Becoming an adventurous eater is a step-by-step process that can be easier for some kids than for others. Even parents of naturally “eager eaters” will benefit from Melanie’s seven parenting strategies to ensure they establish life-long healthy habits at mealtimes. So, whether your child is a selective eater or a junior foodie, join “Coach Mel” for this lively discussion on HOW to parent in the kitchen.
Parents are often surprised to learn that there is more to eating than just what we see on the plate and what we taste on our tongue. In fact, seven senses come into play for every child! Learn how to expose kids to new foods, explore the various sensory aspects of all kinds of healthy foods and expand your child’s menu!
Join Melanie to learn how to flip back the lip and tip back the tongue to examine babies to older kids for tethered oral tissues. Learn what impact ties can have on feeding function and how ties contribute to feeding disorders. Discuss techniques for release and learn exercises to prevent scar tissue. From breast, to bottle to solid foods, this is the course that “ties” it all together. This is a very popular course for parent groups and pediatricians as well!
So your child has food allergies and has to try some new options…but what if he’s hesitant to try new foods? When a diet suddenly needs to change because a child’s health is at risk, the demands on that child can feel overwhelming. Coach Mel gives parents strategies that make the process much less stressful and build confidence in toddlers to teens.
Research shows that at least 25% of typically developing kids won’t grow out of picky eating. Learn how feeding disorders can develop from what we often call “just a phase” and what to do about it!
Often called the “mini” version of Mel’s popular two day course, this 6 hour seminar is ideal for a mix of professionals and parents. Understand how feeding disorders can develop at any age when medical, sensory and motor challenges influence behavior. Learn practical tips to help toddlers to teens learn to enjoy a variety of foods!
Coach Mel’s sensational on-demand video course for groups that includes Skype session with Melanie at the end of the presentation to answer questions!
Coach Mel’s NEW 6 hour course! This seminar is jam-packed with the tools that professionals need to help parents. So often, kids learn to eat well in the therapy setting, but parents cannot achieve the carry-over at home. Learn counseling techniques and specific tools that set parents up for success. Lack of carry-over is reported to be the #1 frustration for both parents and professionals! As one audience member put it, “Coach Mel is in the trenches, treating kids and teaching. She understands what it takes to support families who have difficulty generalizing clinical strategies to the home.”

What attendees are saying…

This is the best feeding course I have ever been to. So many treatment suggestions!

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