Date of Award
Doctor of Occupational Therapy
Jyothi Gupta, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA
Katherine Jones, MA, OTR/L, CLT-LANA
Objective: This article presents a case report of a child with food protein induced enterocolitis,
various feeding difficulties, and poor sensory processing. It discusses the significance of occupational therapy in a multidisciplinary feeding therapy team and describes the outpatient occupational therapy-based plan and interventions during 14 weeks of an intensive feeding therapy program.
Method: Chart review of assessments and daily treatment notes and clinical observations were examined. Progress towards goals was obtained through daily treatment notes and informal parental interviews. Results: Improvement in occupational performance and participation in mealtime and play is captured through daily treatment notes and clinical observations.
Conclusion: This case report exemplifies the significance of occupational therapy in a multidisciplinary intensive feeding therapy program and the interventions used to contribute to the child’s progress in occupational performance and participation during 14 weeks of occupational therapy and feeding therapy. The findings support the effectiveness of occupational therapy in the progress and overall development of a child with food protein induced enterocolitis, feeding difficulties, and poor sensory processing. However, findings from this study cannot be generalized as this is a single case, but it does provide a stepping stone for further research in the importance and value of occupational therapy in a multidisciplinary intensive feeding therapy setting.
Ferrer, Kristel, "Occupational Therapy for a Child with Food Protein Induced Enterocolitis in an Outpatient Multidisciplinary Intensive Feeding Program: A Case Report" (2020). OT Student Capstones. 31.