5 Contact Hours

This entry-level/refresher course provides an overview of feeding and eating problems in pediatrics. Feeding and eating disorders, mechanics, context/environment, sensory and motor aspects, as well as evaluation and intervention strategies for occupational therapists will be discussed. Additional focus will address prenatal substance exposure, expected outcomes, and assessment and intervention recommendations. This course is appropriate for occupational therapist and assistants who work with children.

Audience: OT, COTA

Skill Level: Entry-level

Contact Hours: 5

The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA 

Teaching Methods: Course content includes text from, "Kids Can Be Kids: A Childhood Occupations Approach (2012)" Edited by Shelly J. Lane, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA and Anita C. Bundy, ScD, OTR, FAOTA.  Copyright 2012 FA Davis.  All Rights Reserved. Used with Permission.

Criteria for Passing: Each learner must complete all learning activities/handouts and pass a final exam to receive credit.

Course Objectives:

By the end of this course, each learner will be able to:

1. Describe the skills that underlie the feeding process.
2. Define and describe the concepts of eating and feeding disorders in childhood.
3. Explain how prenatal substance exposure puts a child at risk for developmental delays, and appraise the needs of the child as part of the family unit.
4. Apply an understanding of the influences of environmental (physical and cultural) and child factors (motor, sensory, and behavior) on challenges to feeding and development.

Here is the course outline:

1. Introduction

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2. Course Objectives - Feeding and Eating Disorders: Considerations for Treatment

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3. Coursework - Feeding and Eating Disorders: Considerations for Treatment

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4. Course Final and Survey - Feeding and Eating Disorders: Considerations for Treatment

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The following certificates are awarded when the course is completed:

Certificate of Completion