QUICK FACTS about the Department of Pediatric Feeding Disorders at Munroe-Meyer Institute
We provide exceptional patient- and family-centered care to individuals from infancy through early adulthood with Pediatric Feeding Disorder. We welcome all individuals with feeding issues, including children with the most significant medical and developmental challenges and those who are otherwise healthy and typically developing. We are dedicated to providing interdisciplinary education, conducting research that significantly advances the field and promoting diversity, equity and inclusion in everything we do.
- The Department of Pediatric Feeding Disorders has more than 25 faculty and staff.
- Our team consists of Licensed Psychologists, Board Certified Behavior Analysts, a Pediatric Gastroenterologist, Speech-Language Pathologists, a Registered Dietitian, and feeding therapists who are qualified to be or are certified as registered behavior technicians, clinical therapy assistants or both.
- The department provides over 7500 hours of services per year.
- Our faculty are able to see patients through telehealth in over 20 states through PSYPACT, which allows us to continue to serve families after they return home from the Day Treatment Program.
- The Pediatric Feeding Program at MMI was founded by Dr. Cathleen Piazza in 2006. Her systematic research is foundational in the field of Pediatric Feeding Disorder and has established behavior analytic interventions as the only empirically-supported treatment for Pediatric Feeding Disorder.
- result in readily observable, meaningful progress.
- help parents and children achieve their feeding goals, even when they might not have made progress in other programs.
- are data driven and scientifically supported.
- may take place in clinic, through telehealth, and at home.
- is cutting edge.
- has had a defining influence on the field.
- is world renowned.
- has been funded by over $2 million in internal and external grants.
- has resulted in numerous published research articles, book chapters and presentations at national and international conferences over the last 10 years.
- is conducted and presented by all levels of staff and trainees.
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Training and Education
- Postdoctoral fellowship program
- Internship program: Nebraska Internship Consortium in Professional Psychology
- Graduate programs: Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) master’s degree and ABA doctoral degree
- Involved in interdisciplinary training: Dentistry, Speech-Language Pathology, Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND)
- Offer training to undergraduate students
- Participate in multiple high school education programs each year