Article  |   December 2013
A Family-Centered Approach to Feeding Disorders in Children (Birth to 5-Years)
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Diane Bahr
    Ages and Stages, LLC, Las Vegas, NV
  • Nina Johanson
    Private Practice, Baltimore, MD
  • Diane Bahr

    Financial Disclosure: Diane Bahr is the co-owner of Ages and Stages, LLC (Resources for Feeding, Speech, and Mouth Function). Nina Johanson is a Pediatric Feeding Specialist in Private Practice in Baltimore, MD. She is also a senior Speech-Language Pathologist at Kennedy Krieger Institute.

    Nonfinancial Disclosure: Diane Bahr has previously published in the subject area. Nina Johanson has previously published in the subject area.

Article Information
Swallowing, Dysphagia & Feeding Disorders
Article   |   December 2013
A Family-Centered Approach to Feeding Disorders in Children (Birth to 5-Years)
SIG 13 Perspectives on Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia), December 2013, Vol. 22, 161-171. doi:10.1044/sasd22.4.161
SIG 13 Perspectives on Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia), December 2013, Vol. 22, 161-171. doi:10.1044/sasd22.4.161

Good feeding development and nutrition are necessary for a positive quality of life. Part I of this article discusses the value of tracking and facilitating early feeding development. Part II covers the many complex social-emotional aspects of feeding. Numerous suggestions for effectively working with parents and caregivers in a family-centered feeding approach are found within this article.

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