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Handout: Feeding and Swallowing Interventions: Sensory ConsiderationsAn outline several pages long that includes main episode points, a reference list, and online resources. Included in annual subscription.
As discussed in our second episode on feeding and swallowing (Feeding and Swallowing Intervention), treating feeding and swallowing can be challenging, especially when there are questions as to whether or not sensory issues are at play. Is it a feeding behavioral issue or is it a feeding issue? Is your client a picky eater or is there a problem worthy of clinical intervention? Which treatment approach should you use and why? We had the pleasure of welcoming back Tracey Callahan for third episode on feeding and swallowing to walk us through it. Thank you again for joining us Tracey!
In this episode we review some of the questions above as well as some popular treatment approaches, including the SOFFI approach, the SOS Feeding Approach, and Food Chaining. Join us for some great information, some giggles, and of course several moments where one of us admits she knows nothing about feeding and swallowing.
List factors to consider before starting treatment of feeding and swallowing.
Identify two formal approaches to feeding treatment.
In general, explain what sensory components should be considered during therapy.
Kate Grandbois financial disclosures: Kate is the owner / founder of Grandbois Therapy + Consulting, LLC and co-founder of SLP Nerdcast. Kate Grandbois non-financial disclosures: Kate is a member of ASHA, SIG 12, and serves on the AAC Advisory Group for Massachusetts Advocates for Children. She is also a member of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy (BABAT), MassABA, the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) and the corresponding Speech Pathology and Applied Behavior Analysis SIG.
Amy Wonkka financial disclosures: Kate is an employee of a public school system and co-founder of SLP Nerdcast. Amy Wonkka non-financial disclosures: Amy is a member of ASHA, SIG 12, and serves on the AAC Advisory Group for Massachusetts Advocates for Children.
Tracey Callahan financial disclosures: Tracey is employed in a private practice setting in Boston MA, owns a private practice, and is the owner of an online learning platform called Guest Monster Games. Tracey Callahan non-financial disclosures: Tracey a member of ASHA and the corresponding special interest group (SIG 13) for Dysphagia.
10 minutes: Introduction, Disclaimers and Disclosures
20 minutes: Review factors to consider before beginning feeding therapy
15 minutes: Review common approaches to feeding therapy and common sensory components
10 minutes: Review a case study
5 minutes: Summary and Closing
Fraker, C. (2007). Food chaining: The proven 6-step plan to stop picky eating, solve feeding problems, and expand your child's diet. New York: Marlowe.
Fraker, C., Dawson, M. L (2019, October 9). Food Chaining with Cheri Fraker, MS, CCC-SLP, CLC [Audio Podcast]
SOFFI: Supporting Oral Feeding in Fragile Infants in the NICU: https://www.feedingfundamentals.com/
SOS Feeding Approach: https://sosapproachtofeeding.com/
The Oucher Pain Scale: http://www.oucher.org/downloads/instructions_english.pdf
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