Course Overview

These training materials were created for the Autism Center of Excellence at Western Michigan University. Dr. Cathleen Piazza discusses the assessment and treatment of pediatric feeding disorders. This course provides information into the biological problems that may arise in pediatric patients with behavioral health problems that also are not consuming food or the right kinds of food. 

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  • Credit Hours: MCBAP-R (1.5), MCBAP-S (0.0), Mi-CEC (0.0), Nursing (0.0)

Topics Covered

Understanding Pediatric Feeding Disorder

This course covers the basics of pediatric feeding disorder related to those pediatric clients that may be afflicted with a physical or behavioral health disorder like Autism. The course expert provides research regarding the prevalence of this disorder as well as the potentially biological or environmental causes. 

Medical Considerations and Assessment

This course also provides important assessment criteria and considerations in referring patients or beginning treatment. This section of the course also provides important information regarding parent and child interactions as a way to sort out environmental factors as a cause of the disorder.

Courses of Treatment 

The final sections of this course offer the participants with potential courses of treatment. These treatment plans should be specific to the client and the information gained during the assessment. 

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