Speech therapist, Hilary Frank completes picky eating food chaining course

Wednesday, Apr 5, 2017 by Child & Family Development

Hilary Frank MA CCC-SLP, speech therapist at Child and Family Development- Pineville, recently attended a course titled Treatment of Picky Eating and Problem Eaters Using Food Chaining Therapy from Northern Speech Services. 

This method trains pediatric therapists to evaluate medical, nutrition, oral motor, sensory and behavioral areas to determine the benefit of food chaining.  Food chaining is a framework of expanding nutrition and diet, starting with a list of safe and accepted foods, modifying/ altering these foods in very small ways and gradually proceeding to an expanded set of accepted and enjoyed foods.

A recent study including 10 children ages 1-14 revealed that the food chaining approach resulted in all children expanding their diet in all cases. This study concludes that Ffod chaining is an effective method in treating extreme food selectivity.

Hilary likes this program because it is evidence-based and encourages the child to feel successful within his/her eating environment. When we consider how many steps and skills are involved in “eating”, we can better understand and appreciate the supports certain children need along the way.    

She plans to use this training to provide helpful strategies for children and families focused on improving nutritional intake and expanding food acceptance. 

Read more about pediatric speech therapy, including feeding and swallowing services, here

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Topics: C&FD Speech Therapy Services, Hilary Frank

Child and Family Development welcomes speech therapist, Hilary Frank

Wednesday, Jan 25, 2017 by Child & Family Development

Hilary Frank MA CCC-SLP, joined the Child and Family Development team this month.      

Hilary is a licensed speech therapist with experience as an early education teacher as well as a SLP in outpatient and public school settings. She enjoys helping people grow their expressive and receptive language skills to be effective and independent communicators.

Hilary received her MA in Speech Pathology- Audiology from South Carolina State University and an undergraduate in elementary education from University of Central Florida. 

She works at the Pineville office.

Welcome Hilary!  

Read more about our speech therapy services here.       

Have a question about developmental milestones? 704-541-9080 Call to schedule a free phone consultation with a  Speech Therapist

 

 

 

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Topics: C&FD Speech Therapy Services, Hilary Frank

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