First Bite #71 – October 22, 2019
Psyched about Psychology and Feeding!
(.1 ASHA and AOTA CEUs) For more info, click here.
In this episode, Michelle is joined by the dynamic Dr. Robert Fisher, Pediatric Psychologist, who specializes in research and practice of pediatric feeding disorders! Have you ever wondered what exactly a psychologist on a feeding team does? Have you been worried that they force a bite? Or been concerned that they use mind control superpowers to encourage PO intake? Well, then let Dr. Rob put those comedic fears at ease as he presents the vital role a psychologist has in treating the child holistically, engages families and caregivers in a positive encouraging manner, and provides evidenced based strategies to encourage PO intake, as well as functional strategies to support carryover between feeding therapy sessions. This is one mighty powerful hour of awesomeness!
By the end of this PodCourse, participants will be able to identify and describe:
- The roles and responsibilities of the psychologist on the pediatric feeding team.
- 2 strategies that psychologist may use when treating a patient with a pediatric feeding disorder and how they can incorporate it into their treatment tools.
- 2 strategies to assist families/caregivers with improving consistency of carryover strategies between feeding therapy sessions.