Typology of Feeding Disorders Based on a Single Assessment System: Formulation of a Clinical Decision-Making Model
The highly individual and complex nature of feeding disorders makes the initial diagnosis and subsequent choice of which management strategy (MS) to employ professionally challenging. This article describes a clinical decision-making model employed and successfully implemented in England. Based on previous case study descriptions and quantitative data, the model offered here also suggests that there may be potential for subtypes of feeding disorders beyond the generic attribution of “feeding disordered” or “not feeding disordered.” To exemplify the current model, a brief description and prevalence breakdown of the types of feeding problems encountered within the authors’ clinical setting was also outlined. Following from these potential subtypes, specific and focused MS were delineated to offer guidance to professionals faced with developing and implementing feeding-based interventions.
Citation : Dovey, T.M., Isherwood, E., Aldridge, V.K. and Martin, C.I. (2010) Typology of feeding disorders based on a single assessment technique: formulation of a clinical decision-making model. Infant Child and Adolescent Nutrition, 2, pp. 45-51
Research Institute : Institute for Psychological Science
Peer Reviewed : Yes