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. 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.