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Evaluation and Intervention of Eating and Feeding

presented by Jane O’Brien, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA

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Financial: Jane O'Brien receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course.

Non-Financial: Jane O'Brien has no competing non-financial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.

Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.

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Occupational therapists work with children who have eating and feeding difficulties. This course provides a review of current evidence of eating and feeding evaluation and intervention. The author provides demonstrations of effective techniques along with a review of therapeutic reasoning required during the evaluation and intervention of eating and feeding. A case example helps participants synthesize information for practice.

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Jane O’Brien, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA

Jane Clifford O'Brien, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, is Professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy, Westbrook College of Health Professions at the University of New England, Portland, Maine. She received a master of science in occupational therapy at Boston University and a doctorate in public health with a concentration in the neurobehavioral basis of motor control…

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1. Neurodevelopment: Eating and Feeding

This chapter provides an overview of the sequence of development for eating and feeding, including a review of the anatomy. Understanding the typical sequence of development provides a framework for the evaluation of eating and feeding in children and youth.

2. Evaluation of Eating and Feeding

This chapter provides an overview of an evaluation and assessment of eating and feeding. The author provides a discussion of the parent interview, screening, and observational assessment.

3. Eating and Feeding Intervention

This chapter describes eating and feeding intervention strategies for children and youth.

4. Case Application of Feeding Intervention

This chapter provides a case example to apply concepts in eating and feeding intervention.

5. Food Selectivity Issues: A Parent's Perspective

In this chapter, Dr. O'Brien interviews a parent to better understand a child's food selectivity issues.

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