SOS Food School

What is Food School?

The Golden Key Center for Exceptional Children is excited to offer the S-O-S Approach to Feeding Program. This nationally-recognized program teaches children with problematic feeding behaviors how to explore food through play while learning about the sensory properties. It is done in a variety of settings with varying needs and populations.

Our school helps a child develop coping strategies to increase their enjoyment in the eating process. We also help parents develop the skills they need to provide the continuation of the program at home in their child’s natural environment.

IS YOUR CHILD A PICKY EATER? OR IS THERE SOMETHING MORE SEVERE HAPPENING?

Our Food School will help diagnose the difference and provide real solutions to make sure your child grows and develops properly. Food is an integral part of health and social development and our SOS Program helps children develop healthy attitudes toward food.

THE S-O-S PROGRAM

The Sensory-Oral-Sequential, or S-O-S program is designated to assess and treat children with feeding, growth and nutrition difficulties. Dr. Kay Toomey, a nationally-recognized pediatric psychologist, has spent her career working with children who don’t eat properly. The program has worked for thousands of children across the country and we are the only local institution utilizing her valuable lessons. S-O-S is a family-centered approach for assessing and treating children with feeding difficulties.

OUR FOOD SCHOOL PROTOCOL

We understand how complex feeding difficulties can be. Because of these difficulties we believe it is important to look at the ‘whole’ child and assess all the possible contributing factors in the feeding of your child. Our team is comprised of a Certified SOS Feeding Specialist, a Developmental Specialist with a specialization in Relationship Developmental Intervention, two Licensed Occupational Therapists and a Licensed Speech Therapist and will recommend an individual or group plan. These caring professionals are committed to helping identify and solve your child’s eating and feeding problems and how to improve their growth and interactions with food.

COSTS

There is a one-time evaluation fee of $1,000 and includes speech and occupational evaluations, a team report and a follow-up meeting to discuss the evaluation and your child’s readiness for the program.

INDIVIDUAL OR GROUP SESSION WITH PARENT & CHILD (1.5 HOURS PER WEEK):

—10-weeks: $1,300

—12-weeks: $1,560

For more information, contact Gina Bannevich at 330-493-4400 or gbannevich@goldenkeyschool.com.

"For my son, Food School has been a wonderful experience. Prior to this program, he would not touch or feed himself at all due to sensory. Now, within a short period of time, he is exploring food by touch and working on feeding himself. I'm very happy with his results."

Google Classroom

Google Classroom

The Golden Key utilizes the Google Classroom as its technology platform.

This HIPPA compliant and secure program allows for our students to have access to the appropriate education if a remote school is put in place. Each classroom is designated its own link to allow for teachers, therapist and intervention specialist to connect with families.

Please see your student’s teacher to receive the appropriate Google Classroom Link and your student’s Golden Key Email.

Note: A Golden Key Email address is required for each student at The Golden Key.

Private Tuition Payments

The Golden Key Center for Exceptional Children Inc., provides various programs that are not covered by the Ohio Choice Scholarships. Payments for these services are made via Tuition Express®. Please follow the link to set up your personal Tuition Express payment account.