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Episode 266:  Beyond Observation: Comprehensive Evaluations in Pediatric Feeding Therapy with Hallie Bulkin, MA CCC-SLP, CMT®, COM  

This week, join Hallie for a discussion on the importance of comprehensive evaluations in pediatric feeding therapy. In this episode, she emphasizes thorough assessments that go beyond screening and observation, including palpation, to ensure a complete understanding of the child’s feeding and oral motor skills.

Listen as she highlights the crucial role of considering the child’s overall function and goals when crafting recommendations and therapy plans. She also discusses keeping reports concise and focused, providing a clear picture of the assessment and treatment plan.

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In this episode, you’ll hear:

  • The Importance of Comprehensive Evaluations
  • Ruling Out Other Conditions
  • Being Mindful of Report Content & Length
  • Importance of Proper Evaluation



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