In this second module of our series making up “Pediatric Feeding: The Big Picture Day 1”, we concentrate on the first major component of feeding disorders: Sensory issues. We discuss typical and atypical sensory responses to texture, temperature, taste, color, and even tactile elements of the eating experience affect acceptance, chewing and swallowing. We explore hierarchies for using the elements in an individualized treatment plan to improve feeding.
Pediatric Feeding: The Big Picture Module 2
There is a great need for therapists competent in evaluating and treating pediatric feeding disorders. Yet few have received adequate training in this area in school. Many therapists wonder, “What happens if I get this wrong? Can I do damage as a feeding therapist? And who is supposed to treat this, anyway?”