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Nutritional Counseling

ds-nutri.jpg (2897 bytes) Makenna eats a cracker alone for the first time at 8 months.

You’ll discover new ways to enhance your child’s growth and development, as well as access the support to which you are entitled.

The Pediatric Services nutritionist may provide an oral-motor assessment, administer a nutritional screening tool, or use printed and oral materials to address the need of managing nutrition. The nutritionist will provide alternative solutions and appropriate referrals to enhance your child’s dietary needs.

The nutritional screening tool is for the parent and the screener. It is available in English and Spanish. The family has an active part in determining the nature of these services. The family’s concerns, priorities, and goals will be used to maximize the child’s growth potential. Services are delivered in your home, where your child is most relaxed and familiar.

Printed and oral materials are incorporated in the program. They help educate the family about oral-motor, nutrition, and developmental milestones for a child with concerns about growth. Topics include underweight, constipation, breast and bottle feeding, transitions from bottle or breast to cup, and many more.

We work with parents on issues of food types, temperature, flavors, textures, and quantity of food to promote optimal growth. There are also demonstration and desensitization activities, information on positioning to increase feeding tolerance, games for promoting muscle control, coordination, and strength in the mouth and face.

Special guidance and growth charts are used for such diagnoses as Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, drug exposed infants, and children with feeding tubes. Your child’s specific need will be addressed privately, with respect and dignity, in your loving home environment.

 

 
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Last modified: January 26, 2013