The TR-eatTM model is research based and has outcome data to support it since 1999. The model has been used in a variety of clinical settings and found to have consistent positive results across all areas. The TR-eatTM model is based upon the following principles: –This is a transdisciplinary model where disciplines work together and become crossed trained in oral motor skill treatment and behavioral interventions. –The model is collaborative not consultative, all disciplines working together. –Treatment is closely integrated with medical intervention and nutrition as this is typically the underlying cause of feeding difficulties. –Positive reinforcement strategies are used to not only teach, but increase the rate of learning new skills. –This is a child guided rather than child directed approach. We look for subtle signs from the child to find the “just right challenge” to work within. There is structure; however treatment is advanced at a rate where the child is able to develop skills and confidence. –The program is respectful of sensory deficits. Sensory treatment is incorporated into the model through systematic desensitization (slow progression with sensory challenges) and used as part of treatment and found to be highly successful. –The model is easily adopted in a variety of treatment settings. –Treatment is systematic, structured and built on individual successes.