|Manual - Picky Eaters vs Problem Feeders (1.31 MB)||108 Pages||Available after Purchase|
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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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.
Prevalence of the Problem
The Complexity of Feeding/Eating
How to Complete a Comprehensive Feeding Assessment
Differential Diagnoses Criteria, Research and Limitations
Treatment Approaches – Align Treatment w/ Diagnosis
Case Studies: When Assessments Go Well, and When They Don’t
Picky eating –
Problem feeding –
Practical Feeding Strategies for Pediatric Feeding Disorder
Routines and environmental supports
Matching foods to a child’s skillset
Management of maladaptive behaviors
When to Refer
Picky Eater vs Problem Feeder criteria
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