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Picky Eaters vs Problem Feeders vs Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder 

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Objectives

1. Identify physical, motor, sensory, oral-motor, environmental, nutritional and behavior factors necessary to consider, to properly assess feeding problems.

2. Delineate differential criteria for determining a child’s diagnosis as a typical eater, picky eater, problem feeder or a child with ARFID.

3. Evaluate the diagnosis of ARFID to discover sensory sensitivity, fear of aversive consequences and/or apparent lack of interest in eating or food.

4. Utilize practical treatment strategies to advance children’s feeding skills, improve family meal routines and increase children’s intake of more nutritious foods.

5. Conduct more thorough and accurate diagnoses, to implement the right treatment approaches for the distinct types of feeding/eating problems.

6. Discriminate when a child needs additional evaluation and intervention by specialists for more intense treatment.

Outline

Prevalence of the Problem

The Complexity of Feeding/Eating

How to Complete a Comprehensive Feeding Assessment

Differential Diagnoses Criteria, Research and Limitations

Picky eating

Problem feeding

ARFID

Treatment Approaches – Align Treatment w/ Diagnosis

Case Studies: When Assessments Go Well, and When They Don’t

Picky eating –

Problem feeding –

ARFID -

Practical Feeding Strategies for Pediatric Feeding Disorder

Routines and environmental supports

Matching foods to a child’s skillset

Reinforcement

Management of maladaptive behaviors

When to Refer

Red Flags

Picky Eater vs Problem Feeder criteria

Copyright : 10/26/2018

Breathing, Digestion and Swallowing - Best Practices in Dysphagia Management

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Objectives

  1. Discuss the development and interrelationships between the respiratory and gastroesophageal systems
  2. Describe the impact of respiratory and gastrointestinal functioning on swallowing
  3. Identify respiratory and gastroesophageal disease processes for which dysphagia is a symptom
  4. Describe the evidence to support various diagnostic tools such as reflex cough testing, pulse oximetry, and clinical and instrumental swallowing assessment
  5. Identify common indicators of reflux and how they impact the treatment process
  6. Discuss which patients are most at risk for developing aspiration pneumonia

Outline

RESPIRATORY SYSTEMS

GASTROESOPHAGEAL SYSTEMS GI/RESPIRATORY RELATIONSHIPS ASPIRATION RESPIRATORY DISEASE PROCESSES AIRWAY MANAGEMENT ASPIRATION ASSESSMENT ASPIRATION MANAGEMENT REFLUX ASSESSMENT REFLUX MANAGEMENT

Copyright : 07/26/2018

Eating with Ease: Managing Complex Feeding & Swallowing Problems in Children

Program Information

Outline

WHAT IS FOOD REFUSAL AND WHEN IS IT A PROBLEM?
SPECIAL POPULATIONS

RESPIRATION PHARYNGEAL DYSPHAGIA THE GI SYSTEM INTERACTIVE CASE REVIEW ORAL MOTOR SENSORY ISSUES BEHAVIOR INTERACTIVE CASE REVIEW NUTRITIONAL INTERVENTIONS

Objectives

  1. Examine the interplay between oral-motor, gastrointestinal, and respiratory systems and their impact on food refusal in children
  2. Identify the signs and symptoms of pharyngeal dysphagia in children
  3. Pinpoint advantages and challenges associated with dietary modifications and use of thickened liquids
  4. Discuss the rationale for various dietary recommendations currently being implemented with children
  5. Determine the pros and cons of various oral motor and sensory treatment approaches
  6. Develop a behavioral treatment plan to address problem feeding behaviors

Copyright : 04/27/2018