August 6 – 9, 2018
The Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center
State College, Pennsylvania

Caregiver Training for Pediatric Feeding Disorders

Thursday, August 9, 2018 -
1:15pm to 4:15pm

The goal of treatment for children with feeding disorders is to ensure the child has adequate nutrition and calories to gain weight or grow. We also want to address any skill deficits that prevent a child from meeting his or her feeding milestones. Although our behavior-analytic services provide a foundation for increasing appropriate mealtime behavior, such as accepting and swallowing bites of healthy foods and drinks, caregivers play a crucial role in maintaining their child’s long-term success. We believe that caregiver adherence to recommendations is the greatest predictor of success towards age-typical eating. In this presentation, I will discuss our team’s current clinical research, how we collect and analyze data on caregiver behavior before and after treatment, and how we train caregivers to implement feeding protocols. I will also discuss current limitations surrounding caregiver training in the pediatric feeding disorder literature and future directions

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Act 48
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All Participants
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