presented by Jennifer Pitonyak
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Jennifer Pitonyak, PhD, OTR/L, SCFES
Jennifer Pitonyak, PhD, OTR/L, SCFES, is a licensed occupational therapist with 20 years of clinical experience working with children with feeding difficulties. She has previously worked in both inpatient and outpatient multidisciplinary feeding programs at Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, providing occupational therapy services to children with oral motor…Read full bio
1. The Occupations of Feeding and Eating: Part 1
Feeding and eating are essential occupations for health, well-being, and social participation of children in family and other social routines. Dr. Pitonyak defines feeding and eating according to the Occupational Therapy Practice Framework: Domain and Process, 3rd Edition (AOTA, 2014) and discusses how successful feeding and eating is intertwined with other areas of occupational participation.
2. The Occupation of Feeding and Eating: Part 2
Using the OT Practice Framework, this chapter presents on outcomes for occupation-based approaches to feeding. Dr. Pitonyak highlights the outcomes related to health, wellness and wellbeing, including participation, quality of life, role competence and occupational performance.
3. Theories, Models, & Frameworks for Clinical Decision Making
In this chapter, Dr. Pitonyak provides an overview of three general approaches to intervention and examines how each approach supports participation and performance of mealtime occupations. Contemporary models and frames of reference, such as SCOPE-IT, are introduced for guiding an occupation-based approach to intervention.