The Pullman Regional Hospital Feeding Team works to develop specialized care plans that address all areas of growth, nutrition, oral motor development, physical and emotional health and wellness.
This unique team of medical providers identify pediatric feeding issues and develop a plan for success. A physician referral is required to use the Feeding Team's services. If you're interested in working with this team, talk to your child's doctor.
- For all children (infants to school age)
- For families in Whitman, Latah, and surrounding counties
- Off-site visits available (in certain circumstances)
- Covered by most insurance plans
- Washington State Nutrition Network: Pullman Regional Hospital's Feeding Team is a member of the Washington State Nutrition Network. In Washington State, feeding teams have been formed as either interagency or intra-agency groups. Agencies that have been involved include local health departments, developmental centers, schools and education service districts, hospitals and others, depending on the community resources.
- Feeding Matters: this organization was the first in the world to improve the system of care for pediatric feeding disorders through advocacy, education, support, and research of healthcare professionals, experts, and advocates.
- Their Questionnaire can help families guide conversations with their physician.
- Ellyn Satter Institute: This institute has a "Division of Responsibility" handout (found under the Downloadable Forms tab) that can help parents who are struggling understand their role in the feeding process.
Each year, members of the Feeding Team meet for a one-day continued education program. This includes training content as well as collaborative time to work through common issues and approaches. Professionals that may be members of the Feeding Team include:
- Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDNs)
- Occupational Therapists
- Physical Therapists
- Speech Therapists
- Public Health Nurses
- School Nurses
- Social Workers
- Educators and Behavioral Therapists