COLLABORATION AND PHILOSOPHY
- Families/caregivers are an equal and valued member of the treatment team and should be respected in this way.
- The domains represented in the evaluation of a PFD must include: medical, nutrition, psychosocial, and feeding skill.
- There are no identified best practices for intervention. This is due to the lack of longitudinal information available in the current research, and the heterogeneous nature of the population of children with pediatric feeding disorder. As a result, we believe it is critical that a) a family’s definition of success be incorporated into treatment planning; b) treatment philosophies may not be equally appropriate for all children and c) that families should be well informed about all services that exist.
- We believe multiple perspectives are necessary to create a functional system of care. This includes not only families and healthcare professionals but also partners who represent insurance companies, academia, public health, legislators, and others.
Furthering advances in pediatric feeding disorder by accelerating identification, igniting research, and promoting collaborative care for children and families.
A world in which children with pediatric feeding disorder will thrive.