You are now viewing our public site. Back to Dashboard

Food Selectivity: The Pivotal Role of Parent Education

presented by Michelle Suarez

Accrediting Body:

Target Audience:

Levels:
Disclosure Statement:

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.

MedBridge is committed to accessibility for all of our subscribers. If you are in need of a disability-related accommodation, please contact support@medbridgeed.com. We will process requests for reasonable accommodation and will provide reasonable accommodations where appropriate, in a prompt and efficient manner.

Accreditation Check:
Effective treatment of food selectivity requires the feeding clinician to facilitate the generalization of skills and treatment strategies into the child’s natural environment. In order for this generalization to occur, caregivers must gain the knowledge and skills necessary to effect positive change in their child’s eating behavior. This course will highlight the key concepts that caregivers need to understand in order to provide teachable moments for their child. In addition, a systematic approach to introducing new foods in the home environment will be outlined. This is part four in a series 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,…

Read full bio

Chapters & Learning Objectives

Download Learning Objectives

1. Importance of the Home Program

An individualized home program is essential for generalization of skills into the child’s natural environment. This chapter will highlight key caregiver education concepts and provide a systematic approach for introducing new foods at home, school or in other settings where the child regularly eats.

2. Case Reviews

This chapter provides a comprehensive overview of the feeding treatment application for three children who present with different levels of functioning. These case studies will facilitate integration of all of the evaluation, treatment and home programming information as well as how to adapt treatment for the unique needs of each family.

More Courses in this Series

Food Selectivity: Causes & Consequences in Children with Autism

Presented by Michelle Suarez, PhD, OTR/L

Food Selectivity: Causes & Consequences in Children with Autism

Subscribe now, and access clinical education and patient education—anytime, anywhere—with video instruction from recognized industry experts.
Food selectivity is a common problem in children with developmental disabilities and particularly in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Understanding the causes and consequences of food selectivity can help feeding clinicians develop a client-centered treatment plan to address the unique needs of these children. This course will provide current knowledge regarding how and why food selectivity develops. In addition, the potential consequences of food selectivity will be outlined. This information will serve as the foundation for the development of an effective and evidenced based food selectivity treatment plan. This is part one in a series of four on Food Selectivity.

View full course details

Evaluation of Children Who Have Food Selectivity

Presented by Michelle Suarez, PhD, OTR/L

Evaluation of Children Who Have Food Selectivity

Subscribe now, and access clinical education and patient education—anytime, anywhere—with video instruction from recognized industry experts.
The development of an effective treatment plan for a child with food selectivity begins with a thorough evaluation of the child in the context of their family unit. Information gathered as part of a comprehensive feeding evaluation includes the child’s medical history, sensory processing patterns, oral motor skills, and mealtime behavior. This course will provide a comprehensive overview of the feeding evaluation to facilitate the development of an effective treatment plan for increased food acceptance and promotion of positive and healthy mealtime interactions. This is part two in a series of four on Food Selectivity.

View full course details

Multi-Component Treatment of Food Selectivity

Presented by Michelle Suarez, PhD, OTR/L

Multi-Component Treatment of Food Selectivity

Subscribe now, and access clinical education and patient education—anytime, anywhere—with video instruction from recognized industry experts.
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.

View full course details

Sign up to receive exclusive content from industry leading instructors.

Send us feedback

Email