Lightning Talks

The Feeding Matters lightning talk will be on Thursday, April 29th 2021 from 5:15-6:15pm (EST). The lightning talk will feature leaders in the field sharing their 5 minute videos related to the research they have conducted on pediatric feeding disorder (PFD). We cannot wait to have you join us!

The educational program for the 2021 International Pediatric Feeding Disorder Conference was selected by our conference committee after an open call for abstracts was completed.


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An Explanatory Model of Pediatric Feeding Disorders: A Mixed Methods Assessment of Health and Functioning – Meg Simione, PhD, CCC-SLP; Stephanie Harshman, PhD, RD, Lda

The Effect of Pulse Rate on Swallow Parameter Ratings and Feeding Recommendations for Infants in the NICU  – Julian White, MS, CCC-SLP, CLC

Mothers’ Perspectives of Support for their Child, Diagnosed with Feeding and/or Swallowing Disorders – Julie Tan, Bsc Speech Pathology

The Key Component: Active Caregiver Involvement in Feeding/Swallowing Therapy – Laura Loveless, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, CLC

A Therapist’s BEST Guide to Picky Eating – Moira Pena, BScOT, MOT

Learning to Eat at Home: Delivery of Multi-Disciplinary Telehealth Intervention to Address Food Selectivity in Autism Spectrum Disorder – Rebecca Perlin, MClSC, SLP(C), reg CASLPO; Sharon Smile, Msc, MBBS, DM (Paeds); Christie Raffaele, MSc (OT), ot Reg (Ont)

Therapeutic Alliance: How to Improve Quality of Life for Families and Team Members in the Feeding Therapy Process – Hana Eichele, MOT, OTR/L; Dena Berg, MS, CCC-SLP

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