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Addressing Behavioral and/or Sensorimotor Feeding Disorders in Schools

presented by Emily M. Homer, MA, CCC-SLP

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Financial: Emily Homer receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course.

Non-Financial: Emily Home has no competing non-financial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.

Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.

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Children with behavioral and/or sensorimotor feeding disorders often have behaviors that affect their participation in mealtimes at school and their ability to access their curriculum. This course will define a behavioral feeding disorder in the context of a school system, discuss the areas that must be considered when identifying students with behavioral feeding disorders, share a process of identification in the schools, and establish a plan of action for a district to serve these students.

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Emily M. Homer, MA, CCC-SLP

Emily Homer, MA, CCC-SLP has worked in the school systems for the majority of her career in Speech Language Pathology. She provides presentations and consultation services to school districts throughout the country on addressing swallowing and feeding in school systems. She is the 1999 recipient of the Louis M. DiCarlo Award for the establishment of…

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1. What Is a Behavioral Feeding Disorder?

Chapter One will define behavioral feeding disorders and identify behaviors associated with these concerns. Prior to addressing behavioral feeding disorders, it is important to define a behavioral feeding disorder and to be able to recognize its signs and symptoms. This chapter will provide a definition and discuss signs and symptoms from the perspective of family and school.

2. Identifying Behavioral Feeding Disorders in the School Setting

In order to evaluate and determine if a student has a behavioral feeding disorder, the district team must consider four areas. This chapter will review each area that should be considered and evaluated as part of the process of addressing the behaviors.

3. Four-Tiered Approach to Classifying and Treating Behavioral Feeding Disorders

Behavioral feeding disorders occur early in a child’s educational experience, with them often starting school at three with concerns. This chapter will identify the different levels of severity and how to address them using a four-tiered approach. Goals by experts in the field of behavioral feeding disorders will be shared, and things districts can do will be identified.

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