Feeding Matters is proud to announce the conclusion of its first professional mentorship cohort, LACI (Learning Accelerated through Collaborative Initiatives). LACI was a 6-month learning collaborative for occupational therapists and speech-language pathologists who serve children with pediatric feeding disorder (PFD) in Maricopa County, AZ. Through virtual monthly meetings, mentor-mentee interactions, and self-guided learning these talented professionals sought to answer the question, “What do feeding skill domain professionals need to know in order to serve children with PFD?” Feeding Matters now extends a heartfelt thanks to all who made this initiative a success:
- BHHS Legacy Foundation for their generous grant and relentless drive to strengthen communities’ health and quality of life through the empowerment of local change agents.
- Brandt Perry, Feeding Matters’ LACI Parent Advocate, who served as a parent representative to ensure our families’ voices were heard.
- Our LACI members, selected based on specific qualifications and professional standing, who successfully completed the cohort and have paved the way for future initiatives:
Occupational Therapists Speech Language Pathologists Hannah Brennan Dena Berg Laura Comfort Amy Gabel Hana Eichele Angela Hughes Susan Hodges Marnie Madden Lisa Olsen Stephanie Sanchez Jennifer Urich Jacqueline Tschupp