A Little PEP Goes a Long Way in the Treatment of Pediatric Feeding Disorders
Feeding disorder in young children is a growing concern, particularly feeding challenges with sensory and/or behavioral underpinning. These feeding disorders are characterized by food refusal, anxiety when presented with novel foods, failure to advance to textured foods, and inappropriate mealtime behaviors. The Positive Eating Program (PEP) was developed to remediate feeding disorders by providing rich experiences in food vocabulary, positive sensory nonfood and food activities, and structured and predictable through trials.
Boggs, Teresa; and Ferguson, Neina. 2016. A Little PEP Goes a Long Way in the Treatment of Pediatric Feeding Disorders. Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups. Vol.1 26-37. https://doi.org/10.1044/persp1.SIG13.26