Dates, Location, Instructor, and Course Description
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Course Dates

Dates are scheduled at the request of interested participants.



attn. Suzanne Morris
New Visions
1124 Roberts Mountain Road
Faber, VA 22938
(434) 361-2285 ext 5
(800) 606-7112 ext 5

Course Location
The workshop will be held at the New Visions House, approximately 30 miles southwest of Charlottesville, Virginia, nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Suzanne Evans Morris, Ph.D., is a speech-language pathologist in private practice near Charlottesville, Virginia. She is nationally and internationally known for her work in identifying and treating young children with feeding and pre-speech disorders. Dr. Morris maintains a practice which includes direct clinical work, continuing education workshops, development of clinical materials and clinical research. She is the director of New Visions, which sponsors innovative workshops for the teaching of feeding-related skills, and provides family-oriented clinical services. Dr. Morris has studied Neurodevelopmental Treatment approaches extensively in England, Switzerland, and the United States. She is the author of the Pre-Speech Assessment Scale, a rating scale for the measurement of pre-speech behaviors in children from birth through two years, and coauthor of Pre-Feeding Skills: A Comprehensive Resource for Mealtime Development (2nd edition), and the Mealtime Participation Guide.

Course Description
The Mentoring Weekend provides workshop participants with the opportunity for in-depth exploration of feeding and mealtime issues and specific exploration, discussion and feedback of their clinical work with children and families. Participants will gain experience in applying multiple options for the design and implementation of feeding programs.

Participation in a Mentoring Mentoring Weekend is limited to therapists who have taken the New Visions workshops "Nourishing the Whole Child in the Development of Oral Feeding Skills" or the Mealtime Partners' Workshop, "Becoming a Mealtime Partner".

Each Mentoring Weekend is custom-designed, based on the particular focus requested by the participants. Learning goals and activities are built around group discussion of a series of videotapes submitted by the participants.

The program will be scheduled for a Saturday and Sunday weekend.

  • Identification of the key issues in a child's assessment.

  • Analysis of the relative influence of a specific component on the total development of targeted feeding and mealtime skills.

  • Family partnerships and program development.

  • Creation of treatment priorities based on an assessment.

  • Creation of options in the overall design and implementation of feeding programs.

  • An analysis of specific treatment techniques and their application.

  • Improving the effectiveness of clinical problem solving.



The workshop cost varies according to the number of participants who will be sharing the mentoring experience. The Mentoring Weekend can be scheduled with 1, 2, or 3 participants.

  • Mentoring Weekend with 1 participant = $2,500 per person

  • Mentoring Weekend with 2 participants = $1,500 per person

  • Mentoring Weekend with 3 participants = $1,000 per person

A non-refundable deposit of $350 must accompany the registration.

If cancellation is made within 7 days of enrolling for a workshop, the full amount of the deposit is returned. If the cancellation occurs more than 30 days before the workshop, $100 of the deposit can be applied to workshops scheduled within the next 12 months and $250 of the deposit is non-refundable. If a participant cancels less than 30 days before a workshop, the entire deposit is non-refundable.

Please call Suzanne Morris at (800) 606-7112 to request the scheduling of a program.

Enrollment is limited to 3 persons.

Lodging is available at local motels or bed & breakfast homes.

The New Visions House is located 40 miles from the Charlottesville, VA airport and 100 miles from the Richmond, VA airport and 140 miles from Washington Dulles airport. Most participants who are flying choose to rent a car at the airport and drive to New Visions. Arrangements for airport transportation can also be made through Fallen Oak Bed and Breakfast if you are staying there.

Because of the small size and diversity of workshop participants, continuing education credits are not offered for this workshop. Participants may be able to arrange for CEUs from their professional organization through other means.


Registration is scheduled between 8:00 and 8:30 A.M. This is followed by the first full-day of the workshop. Participants are encouraged to arrive in the area Friday evening so that they can rested for the workshop

Daily Schedule
Each day has a predictable structure for comfort and learning. The general schedule blocks for Sunday through Thursday are as follows:



Arrive at New Visions House


Morning Session


Lunch and Afternoon Break


Afternoon Session


Afternoon Session Ends

Afternoon Break
Extended afternoon breaks provide opportunities for relaxing, enjoying our beautiful Blue Ridge Mountain outdoors, visiting and exploring with friends, and visiting our special resource rooms and digesting the morning workshop ideas.