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Parent Tips: Picky Eaters

Bethany Fenhaus, MA, OTR
Occupational Therapist / Feeding Specialist, STAR Center

Eating is such a common part of all our lives that most of us don't think twice about what a complicated process eating truly is. There are actually 7 different areas of human functioning involved in the process of being able to eat a diet balanced in nutrients with a variety of proteins, starches, fruits, vegetables, vitamins, and minerals in order to be healthy and strong in body and mind. On paper this concept sounds great, and simple to put into action. Unfortunately...

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Occupational Therapist Tips: Treating Adolescents and Adults With SPD

A Review of Literature

Jamie Schreckler, MA, OTR
Occupational Therapist, STAR Center

A recent influx of adolescent and adult referrals to the STAR Center over the last few months has engaged our team in examining how the STAR model can effectively be applied or adapted to meet the needs of these age groups. Sensory Processing Disorder often persists into adolescence or can go undiagnosed until adulthood. The functional manifestations of the disorder are compounded by the increasingly complex social and emotional challenges of high school, college and the workforce. However, many pediatric clinics do not know how to deal with this population.

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