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To improve the system of care for these kids, Feeding Matters began work in 2014 to identify and define a universally accepted name and stand-alone diagnosis for the broad spectrum of pediatric feeding struggles. Initially treated as a symptom to over 300 other conditions –such as autism, cerebral palsy, and cystic fibrosis– previous diagnostic models defined pediatric feeding struggles through a single field or specialty and failed to characterize associated functional limitations.
In March 2016, Feeding Matters gathered 17 various disciplines and some of the world’s most renowned thought leaders in pediatric feeding struggles to determine a name, definition, and diagnostic criteria. The result of this pivotal meeting was two years of collaborations and diligent work to write “Pediatric Feeding Disorder: Consensus Definition and Conceptual Framework.” Accepted for publication by the Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition in October 2018, the paper declares pediatric feeding disorder the unifying name and stand-alone diagnosis for the field.
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2. Bass, N.H. and Morrell, R.M. The neurology of swallowing. In: M.E. Groher (Ed.), Dysphagia, Diagnosis and Management. Butterworth–Heinemann, Boston, MA, 1992, pp. 1–29.