presented by Jennifer Pitonyak
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Jennifer Pitonyak, PhD, OTR/L, SCFES
Jennifer Pitonyak, PhD, OTR/L, SCFES, is a licensed occupational therapist with 20 years of clinical experience working with children with feeding difficulties. She has previously worked in both inpatient and outpatient multidisciplinary feeding programs at Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, providing occupational therapy services to children with oral motor…Read full bio
1. Evidence for Occupation-Based Interventions
It is important that intervention approaches with children with feeding difficulties be grounded in OT theory and guided by current evidence. This chapter presents diverse examples of evidence supporting the use of interventions for routines, occupational performance, social participation and translates the evidence to common needs of children in the NICU, early intervention, and school settings.
2. Interview with Ashlea Cardin
Dr. Pitonyak conducts an interview with Ashlea Cardin. Together, they discuss the evidence that guides intervention aimed at supporting the participation of children with feeding difficulties in mealtime experiences.
3. Occupation-Based Intervention Across Practice Settings
Dr. Pitonyak interviews a panel of experienced occupational therapists working in NICU, early intervention, and school settings to examine intervention considerations unique to each setting and analyze how the occupational needs of children with feeding difficulties change across settings.