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Meal-time Behavior / Family and Social Interaction

Behaviors such as socializing about day, passing plates to family members, remaining at table, keeping calm voice, no refusals/bargaining.

Reference links

  • Effects of Parents' Mealtime Conversation Techniques For Preschool Children With Hearing Loss Who Use Listening and Spoken Language 2
    pubs.asha.org
    Author: Elaine R. Smolen, Ye Wang, Maria C. Hartman, and Young-Sun Lee - Parents of preschoolers with hearing loss may benefit from specific coaching to elicit language and introduce new vocabulary during home routines. These techniques may help develop their children's receptive language.
  • Effectiveness of Outpatient Pediatric Feeding Interventions On Increasing Variety of Foods Consumed and Adaptive Mealtime Behaviors 2
    watermark.silverchair.com
    Author: Piller, Penning, & Bonsall - Results indicate that feeding therapy interventions performed in an outpatient setting result in an increase in the number of foods eaten on a regular basis. When children increase their number of foods, nutrition can also increase. Results also indicate that mealtime behaviors can be positively influenced as a result of feeding therapy interventions, which has the potential to impact the success of the family mealtime experience. This supports occupational therapy interventions for feeding difficulties by providing evidence of effectiveness. Citation: Aimee Piller, Jenna Penning, Aaron Bonsall; Effectiveness of Outpatient Pediatric Feeding Interventions on Increasing Variety of Foods Consumed and Adaptive Mealtime Behaviors. Am J Occup Ther July 2022, Vol. 76(Supplement_1), 7610505029p1. doi: https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2022.76S1-PO29
  • A Little PEP Goes a Long Way In the Treatment of Pediatric Feeding Disorders 2
    pubs.asha.org
    Author: Teresa Boggs and Neina Ferguson - Feeding disorder in young children is a growing concern, particularly feeding challenges with sensory and/or behavioral underpinning. These feeding disorders are characterized by food refusal, anxiety when presented with novel foods, failure to advance to textured foods, and inappropriate mealtime behaviors. The Positive Eating Program (PEP) was developed to remediate feeding disorders by providing rich experiences in food vocabulary, positive sensory nonfood and food activities, and structured and predictable through trials

Activity List(s)

Visual Schedule Cards

Goal Bank

  • Clare will be able to verbalize what she likes and dislikes about the taste, texture, and smell of various food items with moderate cueing in 4 /5 food trials across 6 therapy sessions in order to increase her food awareness skills. 0
  • Within 6 months, Gabby will increase intake of a variety of nonpreferred proteins, fruits, and vegetables by consuming 5 /6 bites of nonpreferred proteins, fruits, and vegetables with moderate cueing in a therapy session with no aversions (i.e. gagging, etc.) across 4 consecutive sessions in order to increase the nutritional variety of diet. 0
  • Taylor will identify both food and food related vocabulary with 80% accuracy given minimal support from the clinician over 3 of 5 sessions. 0
  • Scott will improve mealtime behaviors (throwing food , etc.) by accepting non-preferred foods on a plate in 5 /10 opportunities given moderate cues and models across 4 consecutive sessions and per caregiver report to participate in group mealtime with friends and family. 0
  • Joe will improve mealtime behaviors (Throwing food, etc. ) by accepting non-preferred foods on a plate in 8/10 times with given moderate cues and models across 3 consecutive sessions and per caregiver report to be able to participate in group meal time with friends and family. 0

Resources

  • Snowman Soup preview

    Snowman Soup

    Haley Simpson, M.S., CCC-SLP

    Fun winter recipe to encourage positive interactions with various food items for your more selective eaters. Recipe can be made at home, during therapy, or all ingredients can be placed in small ba...

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  • Food Explorer's Guide to the Foodie-Verse preview

    Food Explorer's Guide to the Foodie-Verse

    Gabriella Cousino, M.S., CF-SLP

    The "Food Explorer's Guide to the Foodie-verse" resource was designed for feeding therapists as a tool to increase food awareness. This resource can be used to... • Increase food awareness • Educat...

    2

  • Green Light, Yellow Light, Red Light preview

    Green Light, Yellow Light, Red Light

    Haley Simpson

    Visual resource for feeding therapy to categorize current foods in a child's diet and achieve full inventory list of accepted or non-preferred foods.

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  • Feeding Therapy: Food Trial Visuals With Kiki preview

    Feeding Therapy: Food Trial Visuals With Kiki

    Gabriella Cousino, M.S., CF-SLP

    The "Feeding therapy: Food Trial Visuals with Kiki" resource is designed to be an interactive visual aid to be used in feeding therapy.

    Includes activity list

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  • Basic Utensils and Dish Items preview

    Basic Utensils and Dish Items

    Samuel Okoth

    Visual cues for utensils, plates, bowls and cups.

    Includes activity list

    4

  • Food Choice Visual Aid preview

    Food Choice Visual Aid

    Gabriella Cousino, M.S., CF-SLP

    The "Food Choice Visual Aid" resource was designed for at-home and therapy use to promote autonomy in food choices for kids in feeding therapy. How to use this resource: • Support Food choices: Use...

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  • Kiki's Food Sensory Mats: "Face Painting" Food Sensory Play Activity preview

    Kiki's Food Sensory Mats: "Face Painting" Food Sensory Play Activity

    Gabriella Cousino, M.S., CF-SLP

    The Kiki's Food Sensory Mats: "Face Painting" Food Sensory Play Activity is designed for use in feeding therapy to incorporate food-sensory play. How to use this resource: • Choose foods (preferred...

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  • Let's Talk About Food preview

    Let's Talk About Food

    Gabriella Cousino, M.S., CF-SLP

    The "Let's Talk about Food" resource is designed for use in feeding therapy. How to use the resource: • Visual aids for feeding therapy. • Building language (i.e. commenting, requesting, refusal, e...

    Includes activity list

    2

  • My Manners For Eating preview

    My Manners For Eating

    Sara Lowczyk

    Small cards to keep at the lunch table, in lunch boxes or to send home for the dinner table as a visual reminder of manners/rules at the table.

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  • Feed the Witch /k/ All Word Positions preview

    Feed the Witch /k/ All Word Positions

    Alyssa Sadler

    Initial, medial, and final /k/ target words.

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  • Executive Functioning: Menus preview

    Executive Functioning: Menus

    Glenna Nave

    Use this visual of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich as a final product to work backwards to figure out what ingredients are needed and the steps needed to prepare it.

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