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. Food Selectivity and The Consequences
This chapter will define food selectivity and describe several key components of this disorder. In addition, the prevalence of food selectivity in both children who are typically developing and in those with developmental disabilities will be described. Finally, information about the potential consequences of food selectivity will highlight the importance of identifying children who would benefit from food selectivity treatment.
2. Causes of Food Selectivity
In this chapter, factors that contribute to food selectivity will be discussed. These factors include sensory processing disorder, restricted and repetitive behaviors, gastro intestinal issues and oral motor challenges. This information will provide the foundation for the development of the food selectivity treatment plan.