Our approach to assessing and treating eating problems is to provide a relaxed environment in which children are motivated to interact with and eventually eat new and nonpreferred foods. The children are given the choice to participate in the treatment and always have the option to leave or take a break. The process is partly child-led, and the children teach us the pace at which to progress expectations.
Our aim is to teach others how to safely and effectively assess and treat mealtime problem behavior and selective eating. This is achieved with a three-step process. See below for more information.
Assessment and Treatment of Food Selectivity
At FTF, we train professionals and caregivers in the assessment and treatment of food selectivity and refusal. Our aim is to build capacity in your personnel to provide support to parent/caregiver implementers.
We build capacity in others to implement an efficient model of assessment and treatment within a three-step process:
- Synchronous Assessment Design and Implementation Support
- Asynchronous Treatment Design and Implementation Support
The first step a training on the assessment and treatment of food selectivity and refusal as they relate to a particular client’s needs delivered via zoom meeting or through a workshop.
The second step is process design and implementation support. FTF Consultants guide the process of designing both the analysis and treatment process for three children or clients served by the organization. FTF consultants then provide synchronous consultation while professionals implement the analysis. A period of reflection is then scheduled to discuss that which was learned and to plan the treatment from the analysis results. The treatment process is then outlined for each client and treatment is often initiated on this day.
The third step is asynchronous treatment design and support and involves weekly consultative support via Zoom videoconferencing (completed within a 12-week period). An FTF Consultant supports the host organization’s personnel with implementation of the food selectivity and refusal treatment.
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