February 27, 2017 –
Help! My child won’t eat! Please join Swindells and Dr. Karen McKibbin as she shares her knowledge around food challenges and sensitivities among individuals on the autism spectrum. Dr. McKibbin has experience in working with food selectivity and restricted diets and is eager to share.
Highlights of the presentation include:
- Identifying the different sensory issues associated with food selectivity
- Identifying what sensory sensitive impact the selection of food for an individual on the autism spectrum
- Tools for how to successfully increase food variety and volume for individuals on the autism spectrum.
Dr. McKibbin graduated from Pacific University in Oregon in 2007 with a doctorate in Clinical Psychology. She completed her internship at the Kennedy Krieger Institute at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, MD and completed her postdoctoral training at the Autism Clinic at Oregon Health Science University. She is a founding partner of the Portland Autism Center and currently provides comprehensive psychological services to children, adolescents and adults on the autism spectrum, particularly those with High Functioning Autism who also have cooccurring diagnoses (e.g. mood and anxiety disorders).