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Pediatric Feeding and Eating

Course #: 014-1320

Price: $11.25

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OT Mastery is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Course approval ID#05185. This Distance Learning-Independent activity is offered at 0.125 CEUs, Intermediate, OT Service Delivery, Foundational Knowledge. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA or indicate AOTA approval of a certification or other professional recognition.

Please Note: This course has varying hours depending on the type of credit you need. See Below.

  • Florida Board Of Occupational Therapy: 1.00 Hours
  • North Dakota State Board of Occupational Practice: 1.00 Hours
  • All Other Organizations: 1.25 Hours
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CEU Course Description

An occupational therapist's scope of practice for feeding and eating varies depending on the child's concerns. Children with medical needs may need modified diets and adaptive tools to assist with feeding. Kids with sensory problems may benefit from desensitization to reduce tactile defensiveness and improve tolerance of various food textures. An OT's intervention in pediatric feeding and eating can overlap with the role of a speech-language pathologist. The differentiation between the two is essential for understanding how OTs can effectively help children in this area.

CEU Course Objectives

  1. Identify an occupational therapist's role in feeding therapy with a pediatric population.
  2. Define the role of the parents during feeding therapy for children.
  3. Identify what medical considerations impact feeding therapy and how therapists can make modifications accordingly.
CEU Course Outline
  • Introduction
  • Section 1: Background of Pediatric Feeding Concerns
  • Section 2: Basics of Feeding
  • Section 3 Occupational Therapy's Role in Feeding
  • Section 4: Occupational Therapy Feeding Assessment
  • Section 5: Occupational Therapy Feeding Treatment
  • Section 6: Case Study
  • Section 7: Case Study Review
  • Section 8: Case Study
  • Section 9: Case Study Review
  • References 

Author: Brittany Ferri, OTRL, PhD, CPRP

Instructional Level: Intermediate

Course Category: OT Service Delivery, Foundational Knowledge

Target Audience: Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy Assistants 

This course expires on 10/05/2027

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Course Date: 2022-08-05

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