RICHMOND, Va., Aug. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Pediatric Feeding Institute (PFI) is now offering live courses for 'Mealtime Miseries', which are continuing education classes for healthcare professionals. The seminar reveals the most recent in a slew of advancements for the institute's trademarked TR-eat model, which is credited with removing many of the generic barriers that previously undermined pediatric feeding therapies. Pediatric Feeding Institute was founded in 1999.
The 2 day courses will introduce the latest innovations to help clinical professionals address complex pediatric feeding problems. Recent breakthroughs featured in the continuing education course include behavioral therapies that facilitate food acceptance and customizing treatment to unique circumstances. Advancements in the relationship between autism and food refusal are also to be presented.
The positive responses to the 'Mealtime Miseries' course is an indication of the growing demand from the healthcare community for effective and practical pediatric feeding therapy education, according to an overview of the course on the PFI website.
For the PFI, the advancements further modernize its collaborative TR-eat model. Since its inception in 1999, the model has made significant strides in oral motor development and identifying the need for behavioral intervention, among others.
Pediatric feeding therapy helps conditions such as dysphagia and was primarily classified as medical issues prior to the founding of the TR-eat model by Occupational Therapist Carol Elliott and Clinical Psychologist Elizabeth Clawson. The
|SOURCE Pediatric Feeding Institute|
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