Other Resources

My Munch Bug by Melanie Potock MA, CCC-SLP

A great site with tons of valuable feeding therapy information, articles and insight!

SOS Approach to Feeding by Kay A. Toomey, PhD

Sequential Oral Sensory approach to feeding therapy. Wonderful handouts, information and continuing education opportunities!

Food Chaining by Cheri Fraker CCC-SLP, CLC and Laura Walbert CCC-SLP, CLC

Great site with research supporting feeding therapy and information and support regarding feeding disorders. Also check out their book and continuing education opportunities!

Science of Mom

Really nice, easy to read articles compiling research on lots of parenting topics, including nutrition and feeding.

Ages and Stages®, LLC: Resources for Feeding, Speech, and Mouth Function by Diane Bahr, MS, CCC-SLP, CIMI

This site has blogs, Q & A’s, informative interviews, free book guides, networking opportunities, and other resources on the topics of feeding, motor-speech, and mouth function.

Feeding Matters

Here you can find information and resources about pediatric feeding issues as well as a directory of service providers in your area.

 

 

2 thoughts on “Other Resources

  1. Hi there,

    My passion in speech therapy is feeding. Did you complete any particular training to be called a “feeding specialist”? Or is this title based off of your extensive research and practice in the area? I can only seem to locate information for OT feeding specialists.

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    1. Hi there, Feeding and swallowing is part of the scope of practice of a speech-language pathologist and training in feeding and swallowing is part of the masters in communication sciences and disorders required to become a licensed speech therapist (you can find a lot of information on the American Speech and Hearing Association’s website asha.org). That being said, the scope of practice for speech therapists is pretty large. As you complete clinical training, a clinical fellowship and begin to practice, your areas of expertise begin to specialize.
      I had both pediatric and adult feeding and swallowing clinical experience in graduate school. My clinical fellowship year was working with adults (with a heavy focus on feeding and swallowing). I then moved to working in a pediatric setting and grew my experience and knowledge through continuing education, learning from my peers and learning and research for individual clients.
      Feeding is an area with a scope of practice that overlaps with OT and depending on where you live feeding and swallowing services may be primarily provided by one or the other. I’ve heard people break it down that OTs do the sensory part and speech does the swallowing part, but in my experience who does what on a child’s team really depends on the knowledge and expertise of individual therapists. I’ve known OTs who know a lot about swallowing and I’ve felt comfortable backing off of a case, but I also know OTs who haven’t felt they had a strong enough background and I’ve taken the lead with sensory and motor feeding goals. I hope this is helpful. Definitely check out ASHA’s website for more information! Thanks for commenting and asking questions! It’s a wonderful profession–good luck!

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