Having a child with extreme picky eating habits can be both frustrating and worrisome-especially if you are concerned your child isn't getting the nutrition they need to grow, stay healthy and strong, and thrive. And if your child has a feeding or selective eating disorder (SED), they may simply refuse to eat a number of foods altogether. To make matters worse, children with feeding disorders often experience anxiety, anger, and may be suspicious or untrusting of adults who pressure, trick, and even force them to eat. This book provides a clinically proven program called STEPS (Supportive Treatment of Eating in Preschoolers) that will help you get your child's feeding disorder or SED under control. In addition, you'll find a number of practical strategies you can use for dealing with food aversion, low appetite, sensory challenges, autism spectrum-related food disorders, super-tasters, oral motor delay, acid reflux, and food allergies. If your child has a feeding or selective eating disorder, you need powerful solutions you can use right now. This book will prove an invaluable guide to help restore peace to your dinner table.
""Helping Your Child with Extreme Picky Eating" is wonderful! I currently work with a young male client who struggles with eating, and I can honestly say that this information is so crucial for even mental health therapists who are working to help families dealing with feeding issues. I wish all school counselors could have access to this material. The material in this book has assisted me in helping my client's family in a way that I was struggling to before reading! Thank you for writing this tremendously helpful text!"--Christine J. Schimmel, EdD, NCC, LPC, assistant professor of counseling at West Virginia University and author of numerous texts and articles on impact therapy, a multisensory, creative approach to counseling and group counseling
Katja Rowell, MD, is a graduate of the University of Michigan medical school and served as a family physician in urban, rural, and university student health settings. During her time in practice, she was struck by the prevalence of disordered eating and feeding, and related health problems. Rowell works with parents to provide personalized solutions and support for feeding and weight concerns, from selective eating to food preoccupation. She is the author of Love Me, Feed Me: The Adoptive Parent's Guide to Ending the Worry About Weight, Picky Eating, Power Struggles and More. Rowell teaches the importance of a healthy feeding relationship to health care providers, family therapists and childcare staff and consults with corporate clients, nutrition education and public health projects. She has appeared in the St. Paul Pioneer Press, Betty Crocker Blog, Parents Magazine, Brain Child Magazine, The Utne Reader, and Mommy MD Guides, among others. Find out more about Rowell at thefeedingdoctor.com. Jenny McGlothlin, MS, CCC/SLP, is a speech-language pathologist and faculty associate at the University of Texas, Dallas. She developed and supervises the STEPS feeding program (2005 present); is a clinical lecturer who is certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association; and specializes in pediatric motor speech disorders (apraxia, dysarthria), pediatric feeding/swallowing disorders (dysphagia), craniofacial disorders, supportive treatment of eating in preschoolers (STEPS), speech production research, and newborn/infant feeding.