Parents are often advised that their child will grow out of “picky eating”. Picky eating is often a symptom of an oral sensory motor and orofacial myofunctional disorder. The advice to “wait and see” often prevents parents from seeking the help their child needs to ensure good nutrition and mitigate orofacial myofunctional disorders. This course will help therapists distinguish between typical toddler behaviors and true picky eating, understand the etiology of pick eating and develop a course of treatment.
Participants will be able to:
- Distinguish between typical toddler selectivity and true picky eating
- Identify at least three underlying oral sensory motor challenges which impact picky eating
- List at least three therapeutic strategies for addressing picky eating.
- 10 min Introduction & Overview
- 10 min Is "picky eating" typical for toddlers?
- 10 min Toddler behavior vs. true picky eating
- 20 min The etiology of picky eating
- 20 min Identifying compromised oral sensory motor skills/OMDs which interfere with eating
- 10 min Professionals on the feeding team
- 30 min Early feeding therapy can prevent long term problems: 30
- 10 min Questions
.2 CE Credits