October 22, 2021

Non-Responsive Feeding: Why Does It Happen and What Does It Look Like?

Parents have a natural instinct to be concerned about what to feed their child, but many parents do not consider how they feed their child. Similar […]
October 14, 2021

Responsive Feeding and Intrinsic Motivation

Intrinsic motivation is doing something because you have the inner drive to do it and you find pleasure in the activity, not because of external rewards […]
October 6, 2021

Signs Kids Are Stressed at the Table

Children grow strong preferences throughout their development. They determine what they prefer or what they do not prefer in many areas of their daily life. In […]
September 29, 2021

Responsive Feeding and Trust

It is the parent’s job to provide children with the tools to learn, grow, and function independently in this world, to the best of their abilities. […]
September 23, 2021

Responsive Feeding and Self-Regulation/Autonomy

As a parent, the goal is to provide children with the self-regulation tools to learn, grow, and function as independently as they can in this world, […]
February 14, 2021

Our Words Matter: A Look at “Refusal”

Guest post written by Marsha Dunn Klein, OTR/L,MEd, FAOTA Goals for children who have pediatric feeding disorders in some settings commonly include some variants of these: […]
December 1, 2020

Talking About Tube Transitions

For many children, feeding tubes are a necessary part of life.  A feeding tube is often a literal lifeline, providing a child with the nutrition and […]
September 29, 2020

Praise and Encouragement at Mealtimes, Part 2: Encouragement

What is encouragement? When we look at the word encouragement we see the word “courage.” Courage is the ability to face danger and deal with it. […]
September 29, 2020

Finally: Pediatric Feeding Disorder as a standalone diagnosis accepted for inclusion in the next edition of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD)!

For decades, children with feeding challenges have been described by a variety of terms: picky eating, problem feeders, aversive eaters, etc. The variety of terminology resulted […]