presented by Michelle Suarez
Financial: Michelle Suarez receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course.
Non-Financial: Michelle Suarez has no non-financial interests or relationships with MedBridge.
Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.
Michelle Suarez, PhD, OTR/L
Michelle Suarez is an Associate Professor in the Occupational Therapy department at Western Michigan University (WMU). She received her Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy (OT) from Eastern Michigan University and her PhD in Interdisciplinary Health Science from Western Michigan University. In her role as professor, she teaches the pediatric content to Master level OT students,…Read full bio
1. Feeding History Evaluation
This chapter will cover the information that must be gathered to create a holistic perspective of the child’s eating skills and mealtime behavior. Information related to health and development, texture transition, child and family strengths, and family priorities all form the foundation for food selectivity treatment goals.
2. Physical and Medical Considerations in Food Selectivity Evaluation
A comprehensive feeding evaluation includes gathering information related to physiological considerations, observation of a typical meal, sensory processing patterns, and oral motor skills. This chapter will provide specific instruction on how to capture this information objectively in order to identify a baseline level of performance that can be used to track change with treatment.
3. Development of Food Selectivity Treatment Goals
The development of objective and meaningful goals is essential for guiding the treatment process. This chapter outlines three types of treatment goals that form the basis of most food selectivity treatment plans. In addition, case studies for three children are presented and these children will be followed in subsequent lectures related to treatment.