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Multi-Component Treatment of Food Selectivity

presented by Michelle Suarez, PhD, OTR/L

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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 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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Treatment of food selectivity requires a holistic approach to address the complex nature of dysfunctional eating behavior. This course will outline the theoretical underpinnings of effective food selectivity treatment. In addition, a multi-component treatment protocol will be described, and immediate applications to clinical practice will be delineated. This is the third course in a series of four on Food Selectivity.

Meet Your Instructor

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,…

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1. Multi-Component Treatment

In order to effectively treat food selectivity, an understanding of underlying theory is necessary. This understanding allows for the treatment protocol to be applied flexibly to meet individual client needs. This chapter will outline the contribution of the behavioral, sensory integration, cognitive behavioral, and biomechanical frames of reference to the treatment of food selectivity.

2. Treatment Centerpiece

Treatment for food selectivity often contains several specific treatment elements. This chapter will describe a standard structure for a food selectivity treatment session with optional oral motor and tactile food exploration elements and an essential clinical meal.

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