“Oral feeding should be an enjoyable experience for both an infant and their caregiver.”
– Dr. Erin Ross, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, President and CEO, Feeding Fundamentals, LLC 

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Feeding FUNdamentals, LLC  envisions a world where all infants are provided with the most current, evidence-based, neuroprotective feeding experiences, and their parents are supported with expert training, education, and resources to develop the fundamental skills necessary as the child’s primary feeding caregiver.

Feeding FUNdamentals, LLC  was founded by world-renowned pediatric feeding specialist,  Dr. Erin Ross, Ph.D., CCC-SLP  with the primary objective to deliver NICU and pediatric healthcare providers, pediatric specialty clinical care teams, and entire hospital/healthcare systems with superior quality professional education, training, and consultation services. 

Feeding FUNdamentals, LLC core curriculum of professional education was designed to facilitate clinical skill and knowledge development in clinical care areas including: supporting oral feeding skill development for hospitalized infants in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit,  pediatric oral feeding evaluation and treatment protocols for medically fragile patients transitioning to home and/or clinic-based Early Intervention Programs, and  evidence-based best practice strategies to support overall growth and development for at-risk infants from birth through the first 3 years of life. 

Erin Sundseth Ross, Ph.D., CCC-SLP developed the SOFFI Method AlgorithmSM.  

The SOFFI MethodSM  Algorithm is an interactive, computer-based algorithm with supporting documentation designed to provide the user with an easy-to-use resource guide.

Dr.  Ross offers a customized 2-Day  SOFFI MethodSM  Training Course: Oral Feeding in Fragile Infants to individuals, clinical care teams, hospitals, and healthcare systems throughout the U.S. and abroad.

Erin is available upon request for consultation and training on clinical research methods i.e. conducting clinical research and implementation of developmentally appropriate feeding interventions to practice professionals, hospitals, healthcare organizations, and healthcare systems. 

For more information about upcoming training courses, and additional information about our products and services,  click on the  Contact Us tab. 

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 Coming Soon!  Stay tuned for the release of our NEW SOFFI Method Algorithm for Parents (NICU and Early Intervention) 

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Feel free to send us an email at info@feedingfundamentals.com or enter your contact information under the Contact Us tab including serious inquires about hosting a 2 Day SOFFI Method training course at your facility. 

 NEW ! SOFFI Method Trained Clinician Database. If you are a healthcare professional who has previously attended a SOFFI Method Training course, we invite you to join our closed group for all SOFFI trained professionals on Facebook. Details will be sent to your inbox in Summer 2018. Stay tuned! 

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