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Episode 253:   Changing the Future of Picky Eaters with Cindy Napoli, OTR/L, CLC, CEIM, PTA and Daniele McLean, M.S., CCC-SLP

On this week’s episode, Hallie welcomes Cindy Napoli and Daniele McLean, experienced feeding therapists and Feed The Peds® alumni. They talk about the transformative impact of the Feed The Peds® course on their practice, while sharing about the complexities of serving as both therapists and parents.

Topics discussed include juggling parenthood & practice, and the importance of educating healthcare professionals about feeding issues and the signs of airway problems. 

The interconnectedness of feeding issues with other factors such as torticollis and sensory processing are emphasized along with the need for more research and understanding in areas like tongue tie releases, therapy for children with connective tissue disorders, and more!

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In this episode, you’ll hear:

  • Importance of continuing education and lifelong learning in the field of feeding therapy
  • Lack of feeding therapists in certain areas, particularly for children aged five and older
  • Sensitivity and ethics when working with parents and children
  • Cultural competence when discussing feeding issues with families
  • Connection between feeding and other conditions such as airway problems and torticollis
  • Role of trauma and past experiences in shaping individuals’ attitudes towards feeding
  • Importance of creativity and playfulness in therapy sessions
  • Children needing support and understanding to succeed in feeding
  • Early intervention and increased awareness in addressing feeding issues

LINKS

Get to know Cindy on Instagram and Facebook 

or visit her website The Good Latch OT

Connect with Daniele on Instagram and Facebook 

or check out her website https://www.tidaltherapync.com/

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