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Literature for Feeding Issues

Jennifer Dahms, M.S., CCC-SLP, BRS-S

August 27, 2012

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Is there any reading literature on feeding issues to which you refer parents for their increased education and understanding written in parent‑friendly, layman's terms?  

Answer

I refer some families to The Out of Sync Child by Carol Kranowitz for children who have sensory issues.  That is a great resource written in parent-friendly terminology.  There is a book in your resource list, Just Take a Bite (Ernsperger & Stegen-Hanson, 2004) which gives information for parents in parent-friendly terms as well.  Those are the two I usually refer to families initially when they want to learn about what kinds of difficulties their children are having.  

Jennifer Dahms is a pediatric speech-language pathologist in Boise, Idaho. She received her bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee. She has worked in pediatric outpatient clinics and Birth-to-Three programs in both Wisconsin and Idaho and currently has her own private practice, Valley Pediatric Feeding, LLC.


jennifer dahms

Jennifer Dahms, M.S., CCC-SLP, BRS-S

Jennifer Dahms is a pediatric speech therapist in Boise, Idaho.  She received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee.  She has worked in pediatric outpatient clinics and Birth-to-Three programs in both Wisconsin and Idaho and currently has her own private practice, Valley Pediatric Feeding, LLC.  Jennifer has dedicated her continuing education and professional focus on pediatric dysphagia.  She has presented on pediatric feeding disorders at the Idaho Speech and Hearing Association’s annual convention as well as at the Inter Mountain Area Speech and Hearing Convention in 2008.  Jennifer also presented on pediatric feeding disorders in the schools at Idaho State University’s Winter Symposium in 2009.  She is also a previous presenter with speechpathology.com.  Jennifer received ASHA’s ACE award in 2010 and again in 2011.  She became a Board Recognized Specialist in Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders in August 2011.


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