EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE

Evidence-based practice incorporates client preferences/values, clinician experience and best available evidence. The following is a list of evidence-based information and helpful website links for review, which support the mission of FirstStages Feeding Specialists. The list includes information from nationally and internationally recognized speech language pathologists, a child psychiatrist, an occupational therapist, a nutritionist, and a pediatrician.

 

Catherine Shaker: Cue-Based and Co-Regulated Feedings in the NICU

Catherine is a nationally recognized speech-language pathologist for her work on NICU care and the importance of following the infants cues for feeding success.

Her works include but are not limited to the following:
Cue-based feeding in the NICU: Using the infant’s communication as a guide. Shaker, CS (2013), Neonatal Network 32(6): 404-408.

Cue-Based Co-Regulated Feeding in the NICU: Supporting Parents in Learning to Feed Their Preterm Infant. Shaker, C.S. (2013), Newborn and Infant Nursing Reviews, 13 (1): 51-55

Feed Me Only When I’m Cueing: Moving Away from a Volume Driven Culture in the NICU. Shaker, C.S. (2012), Neonatal Intensive Care, Journal of Perinatology-Neonatology, 25 (3) May-June, 27-32.

Catherine Shaker's website is a great resource for therapists and families including courses, blogs and publications.

Diane Bahr: Feeding, Speech, and Mouth Function in Pediatrics

Diane is a nationally recognized speech-language pathologist. She treats children, teaches and lectures on treatment approaches which emphasize a family-centered approach to treatment and gives needed importance to mouth function and motor-speech patterns.

Her works include but are not limited to the following:
A Family Centered Approach to Feeding Disorders in Children (Birth to 5) (Bahr & Johanson, 2013)

Nobody Ever Told Me (or my Mother) That!: Everything from Bottles and Breathing to Healthy Speech Development (Diane Bahr, 2010) is a great resource for parents and therapists!

Diane Bahr's website has courses, an awesome blog, packed with information monthly newsletter, and many resources helpful for therapists and parents!

www.agesandstages.net

Dr Irene Chatoor

Dr. Chatoor is a world-renowned specialist in infant and toddler feeding disorders at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, DC. Her work highlights the importance of respecting the parent-child relationship, family mealtimes, the need for hunger with feeding and understanding the reason for the feeding issue. Her website has a wealth of information!

Her works include but are not limited to the following:
When Your Child Won’t Eat or Eats Too Much: A Parents’ Guide for the Prevention and Treatment of Feeding Problems in Young Children (Chatoor, 2012) is an excellent book for parents and therapists!

EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE

The following is a list of evidence-based information and helpful website links for review, which support the mission of FirstStages Feeding Specialists

 

Suzanne Evans Morris, Ellyn Satter, Marsha Dun-Klein and more!

Suzanne's website www.new-vis.com has loads of information for therapists and families- tools, books, DVDs. It includes great information on the aspects to feeding and the importance of mealtimes.

Other helpful books that support healthy, happy eating!

Helping Your Child with Extreme Picky Eating (Rowell & McGlothlin, 2015)

Child of Mine: Feeding with Love and Good Sense (Ellyn Satter, nutritionist and family therapist)

The ‘Get Permission’ Approach to Mealtime and Oral Motor Treatment (Marsha Dunn Klein, OT)

Food Chaining (Fraker, Fishbein, Cox, & Walbert, 2007

Feeding Matters

Feeding Matters is a website designed by parents with the goal of bringing light and education to pediatric feeding struggles. Helpful videos, resources, support groups, courses and more!

Helpful Websites

www.feeding.com is a wonderful resource for therapists and parents. Their FAQs section has everything from breastfeeding to picky eaters to the importance of family mealtimes

www.feedingtubeawareness.com
A wonderful website created by a parent with an incredible amount of information for parents and therapists on tube feedings.