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Learn the Get Permission Approach, a responsive, sensitive, and evidence-based approach to supporting children with feeding challenges.

The Get Permission Institute

The Get Permission Institute offers live and on-demand webinars based on the Get Permission Approach for professionals who support children with pediatric feeding challenges. All GPI courses are rooted in a responsive, sensitive, and supportive approach to feeding. 

Get Permission courses are essential for all professionals caring for children with feeding challenges, including speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, registered dietitians, developmental specialists, mental health professionals, and physicians.

At GPI, you will be connecting with a vibrant community of professionals who are enjoying dynamic, evidence-based training that is helping them see children and families in a whole new light.  You will embrace a new responsive approach to feeding therapy that will help everyone’s families make changes that feel GOOD. You will master ideas and strategies to add to your wealth of knowledge.

The Get Permission Approach

The Get Permission Approach is a collection of evidence-based strategies to lovingly support children who have feeding challenges and their families. It was developed by Marsha Dunn Klein, OTR/L, M.Ed., FAOTA. It is based on solid principles of normal development, research, and almost 50 years of clinical experience using a responsive, trust, and relationship-based approach to the assessment and treatment of pediatric feeding disorders. 
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Our Mission

At the Get Permission Institute, our mission is to collaborate with dynamic professionals to deliver an evidence-informed, responsive approach to feeding therapy that will strengthen relationships between parents and children, help children build skills and confidence, and help families find enjoyment at mealtimes.

The Get Permission Approach will teach you to:

Help children discover their internal drive to eat through appetite, enjoyment, and relationships

Be more sensitive and supportive with families

Help children feel celebrated at the table

Know exactly where to start in therapy and where to go next

What Professionals Are Saying About GPI

"I enjoyed the good timing of the course, easy access to the handouts and presentation, the joy everybody at GPI clearly was having. Incredibly immaculate organization of it all - as if you’d been doing this forever. Big applause!"​
Christina, SLP​
"I highly recommend Marsha's Get Permission Approach to Anxious Eaters, Anxious Mealtimes course to all therapists providing feeding therapy. It is a wonderful example of Responsive Feeding Therapy. The online version of the workshop ran smoothly and the additional materials supplemented the learning beautifully. Thank you!"
Carly Veness, SLP​
"Both Karen and Stephanie were very knowledgeable and professional. The information presented was extremely useful and provided specific ideas/steps to implement into practice immediately. Great work!"
Erin, OT

What Past Students Have To Say:

"Fantastic course, I loved every minute of it. Marsha is such a source of knowledge and was able to provide real life examples of how to apply and problem solve using the Get Permission strategies!"
"Fantastic course, I loved every minute of it. Marsha is such a source of knowledge and was able to provide real life examples of how to apply and problem solve using the Get Permission strategies!"
"The passion of presenter, clarity of information, and usefulness in my day-to-day work with families were the best parts of this event. This was an incredible opportunity to expand my knowledge base and the presentation was delivered without a hitch!"

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