Parent-reporting Screening Tools for Early Identification of Pediatric Feeding Disorders: Evidence from Sri Lanka

April 21, 2022 3:45 pm

This multi-phased study describes a comprehensive methodology, aiming to establish the use of standard parent-reported screening tools for early identification of pediatric feedign disorders in Sri Lanka. Multiple screening tools in multiple clinical settings were trialled to identify the effectiveness of the screening tools. Learning Objectives Participants will be able to:

  • explain the importance of the role of parent-reported screening tools in early identification of pediatric feeding disorders.
  • describe the implications of Pedi-EAT and BPFAS as standard screening tools.
  • compare and contrast the function/ purpose of different standard swallowing screening tools for children.


  • Isuru Dharmarathna, Lecturer/ Speech-language therapist

    Isuru Dharmarathna received her doctorate at the University of Auckland, New Zealand and a currently works as a lecturer in speech-language pathology at the University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka. Her doctoral research on ‘profiling objective quantitative videofluoroscopic measures of swallowing in children’ has been published and recognised widely internationally for its contribution and the session is based on how objective swallow measures of infants can be obtained in under-resourced clinical contexts.

    Financial Disclosures: A permanent employee of the University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.
    Non-financial Disclosures: None

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