What is a Pediatric Feeding Disorder?

This course is presented in a audio/podcast format and described the four domains of a pediatric feeding disorder: medical, nutritional, feeding skill, and psychosocial. Additionally, more common underlying diagnoses are explained. It focused on the importance of finding out underlying causes for feeding difficulties and making appropriate referrals as indicated. 

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Olivia Whitaker is a clinical dietitian who recently shifted focus to pediatrics. She was drawn to pediatrics after adopting her son with special needs who requires feeding therapy, speech therapy and the forever long list of every therapy under the sun. Olivia also recently birthed a child and quickly found herself researching everything about pediatrics and nutrition. Olivia states, "so here I am soaking in all the knowledge of pediatrics and sharing the knowledge I gain as I go along. I mainly work with kids ages 0-5 and truly love this new career change!"

Brianna Miluk is a speech language pathologist and certified lactation counselor. She works with pediatric patients in their homes and outpatient settings. Her passions are around infants and medically-complex children. Brianna enjoys mentorship, collaboration, and networking, as well as being an advocate for her patients and families. Read more...

L to R: Brianna Miluk, MS, CCC-SLP, CLC & Olivia Whitaker, MS, RDN, LD, CLC

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Learner Outcomes:

  • Describe the four domains of a pediatric feeding disorder.

  • List 3 other disciplines that may be part of a comprehensive feeding team.

  • List 3 possible underlying diagnoses associated with feeding and/or swallowing difficulties.



Financial and Non-Financial Disclosures:

Financial: Olivia is provided a speaker fee by Pediatric Feeding Therapy, LLC for podcast episodes.

Non-financial: Olivia is co-host of The Feeding Pod.

Financial: Brianna is the founder and CEO of Pediatric Feeding Therapy, LLC and receives compensation for presenting continuing education courses. Bri receives a salary from Earthshine Speech and Language.

Non-Financial: Brianna is the cofounder and president of the Pediatric Feeding Disorder Foundation. She is also a volunteer ambassador for Feeding Matters. Brianna manages the Instagram page @pediatricfeedingSLP & is co-host of the podcast The Feeding Pod.




Four Domains of a Pediatric Feeding Disorder

Common Associated Diagnoses Associated with Each Domain

Resource to Support Referrals


How to get ASHA CEUs:

-Watch Pre-recorded course in its entirety

-Complete 3 question post-quiz scoring 100% (you can retake the quiz)

-Make sure name, e-mail, address, and ASHA number are correct in Thinkific account


*ASHA CEU option begins 9/16/2021