Pediatric Feeding Disorder: Early Identification
Thursday, September 28, 2023 at 7:00 PM ET – 8:00 PM ET
Presenter: Jaclyn Pederson, MHI, Feeding Matters CEO
Available for ASHA CEUs and Ohio OT CEUs. Sponsored by Ohio Occupational Therapy Association.
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Ohio is a unique state with densely populated cities and vastly rural regions. There is significant need to create equitable access for children with pediatric feeding disorder (PFD) across diverse communities, which are impacted by their proximity to care and socioeconomic differences. While the state is also home to 5 large pediatric hospital systems, focus groups including community-based clinicians, report delayed identification for at-risk children and lack of education for community providers related specifically to feeding. This presentation will introduce participants to the Infant and Child Feeding Questionnaire (ICFQ), enabling participants to screen for pediatric feeding disorder and make timely referrals for services when appropriate. More than one in 37 American children under the age of five annually receive a diagnosis of, and currently have, a pediatric feeding disorder (PFD), according to a new nationwide study led by The Medical College of Wisconsin in partnership with Arizona State University’s College of Health Solutions. This makes PFD more prevalent than well-known childhood conditions such as cerebral palsy and autism.
Citation: Kovacic K, Rein, ScM LE, Bhagavatula P, Kommareddy S, Szabo A, Goday PS, Pediatric Feeding Disorder: A Nationwide Prevalence Study, The Journal of Pediatrics (2020), doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpeds.2020.07.047.
This presentation will provide an overview of the diagnostic criteria for pediatric feeding disorder (PFD) along with introducing participants to the Infant and Child Feeding Questionnaire (ICFQ), enabling participants to screen for pediatric feeding disorder and make timely referrals for services when appropriate.
Course participants will be able to:
- Define the diagnostic criteria pediatric feeding disorder (PFD), including 4 contributing domains
- Examine the Infant and Child Feeding Questionnaire (ICFQ), including psychometric properties
- Identify how implementation for the ICFQ will lead to increased early referral in Ohio
Financial: Jaclyn Pederson, MHI receives a salary from Feeding Matters.
Non-Financial: Jaclyn Pederson, MHI is CEO of Feeding Matters.
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