An Oral, Motor, Medical, and Behavioral Approach to Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing Disorders: An Interdisciplinary Model Feeding and swallowing problems are reported in 10-25% of all children, 40-70% in premature infants, and 70-90% in children with medical/developmental delays (Graham, 1985; Rogers & Arvedson, 2005; Sullivan et al., 2000). The etiologies of feeding disorders are as varied as the multiple disciplines, approaches, and interventions available. This paper ... Article
Article  |   October 01, 2011
An Oral, Motor, Medical, and Behavioral Approach to Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing Disorders: An Interdisciplinary Model
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • William J. Roche
    Center for Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing, Paterson, NJ
  • Peggy S. Eicher
    Center for Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing, Paterson, NJ
  • Pamela Martorana
    Center for Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing, Paterson, NJ
  • Merrill Berkowitz
    Center for Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing, Paterson, NJ
  • JoAnn Petronchak
    Center for Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing, Paterson, NJ
  • Jessica Dzioba
    Center for Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing, Paterson, NJ
  • Louise Vitello
    Center for Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing, Paterson, NJ
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Swallowing, Dysphagia & Feeding Disorders / Articles
Article   |   October 01, 2011
An Oral, Motor, Medical, and Behavioral Approach to Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing Disorders: An Interdisciplinary Model
SIG 13 Perspectives on Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia), October 2011, Vol. 20, 65-74. doi:10.1044/sasd20.3.65
SIG 13 Perspectives on Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia), October 2011, Vol. 20, 65-74. doi:10.1044/sasd20.3.65

Feeding and swallowing problems are reported in 10-25% of all children, 40-70% in premature infants, and 70-90% in children with medical/developmental delays (Graham, 1985; Rogers & Arvedson, 2005; Sullivan et al., 2000). The etiologies of feeding disorders are as varied as the multiple disciplines, approaches, and interventions available. This paper illustrates, through case presentation, an interdisciplinary feeding team model that incorporates an oral, motor, medical, and behavioral approach to treating children with feeding disorders.

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