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Episode 252:  Nurturing Little Eaters with Tiffany Zilberman M.S. CCC-SLP

This week on the podcast, Hallie sits down with Tiffany Zilberman, a remarkable mom of three (including a toddler and twins) and a feeding therapist who journeyed from treating dysphagia in geriatrics to specializing in pediatrics.

Join the conversation as they explore how Feed The Peds® and Tiffany’s personal experiences as a twin mom affirmed her decision to specialize in pediatric care. Discover the unique challenges she faces, wearing both hats as a therapist and a twin mom, navigating issues like lip ties, bottle feeding, and more.

Starting her private practice called Little Eaters, Tiffany prioritizes home visits, creating a comfortable environment for children’s natural feeding development. In a community lacking feeding therapists, she becomes a valuable resource for moms navigating uncertainties. 

The episode unfolds with insights into Tiffany’s most recent case, where she shares her approach to guiding a 4-year-old boy. Hear about the significance of making food exploration a delightful experience for both parents and kids. 

Join Hallie and Tiffany in this insightful conversation about nurturing little eaters and empowering parents through the journey of pediatric feeding therapy.

If this episode has resonated with you in some way, take a screenshot of you listening, post it to your Instagram Stories, and tag Hallie @halliebulkin and Tiffany @littleeatersfl

In this episode, you’ll hear:

  • Tiffany’s journey towards treating dysphagia in the pediatric population
  • Differences between working with pediatric and adult populations
  • Tiffany’s own feeding struggles with her twins
  • Starting a private practice
  • Early intervention and support for parents
  • Providing support and resources to parents
  • Challenges of getting children to eat
  • Impact of school environments on children’s eating habits
  • Virtual services offered by a feeding therapist
  • Using play-based activities to help children explore different textures
  • Understanding cultural backgrounds and traditions when working with families
  • Importance of continued exposure and celebrating small victories in feeding

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THIS WEEK

DOORS TO FEED THE PEDS® [the 12-week course] ARE OPEN from January 29 to February 2nd, 2024!

Go to www.FeedThePeds.com and join Hallie, Ramya & Caitlin as they guide you on your journey to becoming a Pediatric Feeding Therapist who thinks critically, sees the whole patient and family unit and who can truly assess and treat pediatric your feeding patients. 

Over 1,998 SLPs & OTs have graduated from Feed The Peds®! Now, it’s your turn to join the FTP Family. This mission is truly greater than any of us alone. Together, we can effect change and help children function optimally. Secure your spot today; doors are only open for 5 days >> www.feedthepeds.com 

PS – Students, CFs & Active Duty Military (spouses, too) get a partial scholarship. Email support@feedthepeds.com to get set up with this (before you enroll; it cannot be applied retroactively). 

LINKS

Get to know Tiffany on Instagram and check out her website here: https://www.littleeatersfl.com/

Download your Free Screening Packet here: pedfeedingscreening.com

Doors To Feed The Peds® open January 29th to February 2nd, 2024!  

Join us here: feedthepeds.com

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