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Cheri Fraker

Cheri Fraker, CCC/SLP, CLC is an ASHA certified pediatric speech pathologist and certified lactation consultant. She provides therapy services at The Center for Neuromuscular Services and is the clinic feeding specialist for The Center for Selective Eating and Pediatric Feeding Disorders, a... Full Bio
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Feeding Matters-Visit their site, great resource for families and therapists

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2015 Courses

2015 PreChaining and Food Chaining Feeding Therapy Courses 1) Tennessee Friends! We would love to see you in Clarksville TN on February 6 and 7,...

Continuing Education Course by Fraker and Walbert November 7, 2014 "T is for Treatment"

Hope to see you at our only feeding course left for 2014. "T is for Treatment" November 7, 2014 in Toledo, Ohio. This one day,...

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Cheri Fraker updated their profile. Nov 14 2013
Cheri Fraker updated their profile. Nov 14 2013
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Cheri Fraker wrote on Monica D.'s Whiteboard. Nov 09 2011
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Jan 28 2011 by Cheri Fraker


Research is not the important thing here, even though every feeding professional out there says not to do that and there are numerous studies on flow rate and feeding (Lan, et al, etc), in a hospital slitting a nipple is tampering with medical equipment.  There is no way to regulate the flow and in fact, you are altering a product in your facility purchased to feed infants.  That cannot happen.   Cheri

Jan 26 2011 by Christi


I am an SLP  at a Childrens Hospital trying to get staff away from cutting nipples and enlarging them if a child needs thickened liquid. I have given them reasons why it is inappropriate but they want "evidence". I had printed something a long time ago from your blog "General tops for feeding preemies ...." which I still have, but am wondering if you have any articles about specifically cutting nipples?  I have tons of research on flow rate but nothing on cutting nipples. Christi

Jul 27 2010 by katei
I am working on literature review on feeding and effective treatment strategies for children with autism. I am an occupational therapist. I was interested to know if you have any articles with research data

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