Behavioral Feeding And Eating Disorders

1343 Words Jul 29th, 2015 6 Pages
Introduction

Behavioral feeding and Eating Disorder in infants and children has a huge impact in our society. It has a broad spectrum, ranking from mild issues that do not involve major health related threats complications for severe issues, such as underfeeding and the need for enteral feeding. Because of a high popularity and the prompt detection, effects, types, environmentally factors, and treatment options of pediatric and non-pediatric behavioral feeding and eating disorders can be prevented.
Definition
For better understanding of what behavioral feeding and Eating Disorders are, we must first have a clear view and some knowledge of difference between organic and nonorganic etiologies1 Organic etiologies are usually essential and/or not essential abnormalities that may affect the child’s physiology. On the other hand, the nonorganic etiology or feeding/eating disorders are considered psychosocial issues because of lack of good environmental stimulation, feeder-child interaction, negative feeding behaviors shaped and maintained by internal or external reinforcement, like refusal of selective food, emotional based difficulties, phobias, emotional reactions, and depression2(last name, year).
Most of the time, feeding and eating behavior could be difficult to label and detect due to different components of different children.
Due to the big range of feeding and eating disorders, some medical practice offices indicate that a speech-language pathologist doctor should…
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