This podcast is a conversation introducing the framework of responsive feeding in the evaluation and treatment of young children with pediatric feeding disorders. The discussion will include basic tenets of feeding responsively, how responsive parenting and feeding intersect, common issues that may get in the way of maintaining a responsive feeding approach, and how best to support families.
Course created on May 22, 2020
- After this course, participants will be able to explain the overarching philosophy of responsive feeding as a means of directing feeding therapy.
- After this course, participants will be able to list at least three common issues that impede the ability to maintain a responsive feeding approach.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe at least three strategies that may be used in a responsive feeding approach.
|0-5 Minutes||Introduction and definition of responsive feeding|
|5-30 Minutes||Comparing responsive feeding with other approaches; responsive parenting; best practices|
|30-35 Minutes||Introduction to disruptions of responsive feeding|
|35-55 Minutes||Overview of the top 10 things that might disrupt feeding|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary of the topic|
Karen Dilfer, MS, OTR/L
Karen Dilfer is an occupational therapist, feeding specialist, and food enthusiast. She has a strong pediatric background and loves to help children with motor, sensory, and mealtime challenges. Karen works in private practice and also teaches the Get Permission Approach to Mealtimes © with Marsha Dunn Klein, a leading expert in the field of pediatric feeding. A Chicago native, Karen enjoys discovering new restaurants and cooking with friends and family. She is a founding member of the Chicago Feeding Group, a nonprofit organization that seeks to support parents and professionals who work with children who struggle to eat.
Stephanie Cohen, MA, CCC-SLP, CLC
Stephanie Cohen is a speech-language pathologist and lactation counselor in private practice who has worked with children with complex medical needs and their families for more than 17 years. Stephanie has advanced training in feeding and swallowing disorders; she specializes in working with the 0-3 population and is passionate about helping families of children with feeding and swallowing disorders find ways to make mealtimes more successful and enjoyable. Stephanie has a bachelor of arts and a master of science degree from Northwestern University. She is a credentialed evaluator and provider in IL Early Intervention. Stephanie speaks about a variety of topics, including typical and atypical feeding development, responsive feeding, and trauma-informed feeding assessment and treatment. She enjoys mentoring, collaborating, and teaching. Stephanie lives in Northbrook with her husband and three children.
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