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Feeding Program

Feeding Program

Pediatric Feeding Program Information for Referring Providers

To refer a patient, please call 812.485.7425 or 877.589.9858.
Fax: 812.485.7678

Our intensive feeding program is one of only a handful of Intensive Day Treatment programs in the country and the only one of its kind available in the Midwest.  The program provides a unique transdisciplinary model (TR-eat®) that demonstrates effective outcomes.  Complex feeding disorders are treated with a comprehensive approach addressing medical, developmental, behavioral, and oral-motor feeding issues.

  • Multidisciplinary team of specialists focuses on the factors involved with eating including a Psychologist, a Pediatric Gastroenterologist, a Nutritionist, a Registered Nurse, a Family Advocate, Speech and Occupational Therapists.
  • Behavioral approach enhances the rate of learning more efficient and useful skills.
  • Family centered care incorporates support, education and training.
  • Telemedicine appointments available.
  • Outpatient Feeding Therapy services 1-2 times per week.
  • Intensive Day Treatment Program with 4 therapeutic meals per day using a multidisciplinary approach.
  • Inpatient Consultation for medically fragile children.
  • Ronald McDonald House located adjacent to campus for patients' families who qualify.

Children Who Should Be Referred:

  • Failure to thrive
  • Poor weight gain
  • Feeding tube dependence
  • Babies with history of difficulty feeding in the nursery or following discharge
  • Delay in meeting oral developmental milestones
  • Food aversion (refusal of food and/or drink)
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