Pediatric Feeding Disorders Programs

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Programs that provide diagnostic and treatment services on an inpatient, day treatment or outpatient basis for infants and toddlers with feeding disorders. The programs are generally multidisciplinary in nature involving specialists in gastroenterology, speech therapy, occupational therapy, nutrition, behavioral psychology and nursing; and focus on treating related health problems, improving eating behaviors and oral motor skills and developing routines that can be transferred to the home environment. Parent education, family counseling and follow-up services are generally included. (AIRS LT-1750.6350)

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5301 Central Ave Ne Suite 203
Albuquerque, NM 871081514
Phone: 505-841-2948
Toll Free Phone: 800-283-8415
Fax: 505-841-2987
Services Provided: Provides support and guidance to individuals, interdisciplinary teams IDT and families regarding safe and healthy eating or tube feeding. Any New Mexican with a developmental disability may be referred to this clinic. The multidisciplinary SAFE Clinic Team is comprised of a nutritionist, a physician, a physical therapist and speech-language pathologist. The team provides expertise in the areas of medical support, nutritional analysis, seating and positioning and oral-motor/swallowing function. Each clinic is designed to meet the needs of the referred individual. Recommendations are made for appropriate seating and positioning, eating/feeding techniques, adapted eating equipment, nutritional support and medical support.

Assistive Technology
Health Education
Nutrition Education
Pediatric Feeding Disorders Programs
Respiratory Aids
Speech and Hearing
Speech and Language Evaluations
Speech and Language Pathology
Source: University of New Mexico, Center for Development and Disability
Last Updated: 2/3/2020
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2300 Menaul Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87107
Phone: 505-272-0125
Fax: 505-272-9014
Wheelchair Access: Ramps
Services Provided: Provides feeding evaluations and recommendations for children with feeding difficulties (e.g. autism spectrum disorders ASD, behavior difficulties, and medical concerns). Feeding assessment focuses on behavioral feeding issues, oral motor function, positioning, adaptive equipment, food textures, health screening and diet analysis.Services Provided: A clinic-based assessment team with expertise in swallowing disorders and feeding difficulties. The team consists of a medical provider, Speech language pathologist (SLP), Occupational Therapist (OT), and a Dietitician. A detailed written report of the assessment with recommendations. Assistance in locating appropriate community resources. Support to develop a mealtime program for children who require a detailed "how-to" feeding instruction

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Assistive Technology Information
Caregiver Training
Case/Care Management
Disease/Disability Information
Occupational Therapy
Pediatric Feeding Disorders Programs
Specialized Information and Referral
Speech Therapy
Source: University of New Mexico, Center for Development and Disability
Last Updated: 1/30/2020