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What are the Differences between the Food Chaining Course and The What to Do and How When and Why To Do It Course

Posted Nov 04 2009 10:07pm
About the Presenters:
Cheri Fraker, CCC/SLP, CLC and Laura Walbert, CCC/SLP, CLC are speech pathologists, certified lactation consultants who specialize in feeding and swallowing disorders in infants and children. Cheri and Laura have co-authored “Evaluation and Treatment of Pediatric Feeding Disorders from NICU to Childhood.” Cheri and Laura work at Memorial Medical Center’s The Center for Selective Eating and Pediatric Feeding Disorders, a multidisciplinary feeding team clinic in Springfield, Illinois. They are co-owners of Preemietalk and ANEW Way Images. Sibyl Cox, RD, LD, CLC is a pediatric dietitian. Sibyl works at The SIU School of Medicine in Springfield, Illinois. Cheri, Laura and Sibyl were joined by Mark Fishbein, MD, pediatric gastroenterologist from Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago, Illinois to write “Food Chaining: The Six Step Solution to Solve Feeding Problems, Stop Picky Eating and Expand Your Child’s Diet.” They have published and presented on feeding disorders internationally.

The following descriptions help differentiate the Food Chaining Course from the What to Do and How When and Why To Do It Course:

More Than “Picky”: Take the Fight Out of Food with Food Chaining©
Presented by: Cheri Fraker, CCC/SLP, CLC, Laura Walbert, CCC/SLP, CLC
Sibyl Cox, RD, LD, CLC
More About This Course: This advanced course focuses on multidisciplinary therapy strategies to help a therapist develop Pre and Food Chaining© programs for infants and children with severe feeding disorders. Pre-Chaining programs focus on precautionary care during the first year of life to decrease the risk of or reduce the severity of feeding disorders. Pre-Chaining programs also focus on treatment to improve swallow function in infants who aspirate. Food Chaining is presented as a six step, comprehensive biobehavioral and sensory based program to expand the food repertoire in children with severely restricted food repertoires. This course also provides invaluable information regarding nutritional assessment and intervention for children with food allergies or needing special diets. Videotaped feeding sessions and evaluations will be used throughout the presentation. Fraker, Walbert and Cox’s Food Chaining therapy programs have been presented as effective therapy techniques at The World Congress of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, The North American Society for Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, The American Speech Language and Hearing Convention, The UCLA/MCH Nutrition Leadership Conference and The American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine. This course is appropriate for all medical professionals/therapists involved in treatment of infants and children with feeding disorders.




Feeding Therapy for Infants and Children: What to Do and How, When and Why To Do It Presented by: Cheri Fraker, CCC/SLP, CLC and Laura Walbert, CCC/SLP, CLC
More About This Course: This is an intermediate feeding course is focused on the specifics of implementing appropriate evidence-based treatment of pediatric feeding and swallowing disorders. The presenters will teach best practices to feeding therapy that are effective from NICU through childhood. Presentations covers evaluation and treatment of infants and children with feeding/swallowing disorders, with a focus on the specifics of how to structure therapy sessions, feeding products, how to introduce food, what to do for specific feeding problems and why, when and how to advance the program. Videotaped feeding sessions and evaluations will be used throughout the presentation.
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