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  • A Few Feeding Strategies for Picky Eaters

    As I had mentioned a couple posts ago, I am going to share some of the feeding strategies I learned at the Feeding Seminar I attended a couple weekends ago. Although I was a little put off by some of the things that the SLP said, especially when it related to Sensory Processing, I did come away with a few really good tips that I would like to ...
    Posted to A Pediatric Perspective (Weblog) on April 3, 2014
  • Easy as 1... 2... 3...

    When you are asking a young child to do something they really don't want to do, whether it is eating or sensory or even a time out, they will often start to fidget and whine after just a few quick moments.  To a young child it is hard to tell the difference between 5 seconds and 5 minutes.  All they know is that you are asking them to do ...
    Posted to A Pediatric Perspective (Weblog) on July 18, 2011
  • Exception(s) to the Rule - "force feeding"

    I should learn by now that one should not ever say ''never'' because there is almost always an exception (or two) to a statement that uses the world ''never'' in it.  Such as I did in my last post. A OT who has had experience with individuals/young adults with eating disorders did share with me that there is actually a method that is used to ...
    Posted to A Pediatric Perspective (Weblog) on July 6, 2011
  • Friday FYI - Feeding Workshops

    I thought I would take a moment or two today and share some feeding workshops I have found.  If anyone knows of any really good workshops they've attended in the feeding/oral motor areas please share them.  I know with the way the economy is there are quite a few companies that have cut back on their budget for continued education.  ...
    Posted to A Pediatric Perspective (Weblog) on March 18, 2011
  • Feeding Issues and the Possible Non-Medical Causes ...

    So, we've ruled out any possible medical reasons that may cause a child not to eat.  What we have to do now is go back to our list we made when we began playing detective and see what else could be going on.  A few possibilities to keep in mind are: Sensory Issues: This is one of the most common reasons a child who has no medical ...
    Posted to A Pediatric Perspective (Weblog) on February 28, 2011