With the increased use of the ARFID diagnosis, the field of Feeding Disorders has seen children being incorrectly diagnosed and treated as if they have an Eating Disorder. Not only has this created situations in which some children did not get the help they needed early enough, in some cases the inaccurate intervention has actually made the child’s feeding problem worse or even resulted in trauma to the child.
It is imperative that physicians, mental health providers and rehabilitation therapists clearly understand how to identify children in need of intervention, as well as being skilled in differentially diagnosing children with feeding, eating and growth difficulties.
A Differential Diagnosis Decision Tree will be a critical tool for Clinicians to use in delineating which children are picky eaters versus those with a Pediatric Feeding Disorder versus children with ARFID.
With an accurate differential diagnosis, Clinicians can then appropriately guide children and their families into the most helpful intervention programs for the child.
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Dr. Kay A. Toomey, is a pediatric psychologist with over 30 years of clinical experience assessing and treating children with a wide range of feeding challenges. She developed the SOS Approach to Feeding as a family-centered program for assessing and treating children with feeding problems. Dr. Toomey helped to form The Children’s Hospital – Denver’s Pediatric Oral Feeding Clinic, as well as the Rose Medical Center’s Pediatric Feeding Center. She also acts as a consultant to Gerber Products.
Dr. Toomey co-chaired the Pediatric Therapy Services Department at Rose Medical Center prior to entering private practice. She acted as the Clinical Director for Toomey & Associates, Inc.’s Feeding Clinic for six years and SOS Feeding Solutions at STAR Institute for eight years, and speaks nationally and internationally about her approach. Dr. Toomey is currently the president of Toomey & Associates, Inc., and acts as a clinical consultant to the Feeding Clinic at STAR Institute.
Financial: Kay Toomey is in private practice. She receives a consulting fee from Nestle Infant Nutrition/Gerber division. She receives a speaking fee from Education Resources, Inc.; and SPD Foundation/STAR Institute. Dr. Toomey receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Kay Toomey is a member of Feeding Matters.
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