Children with slow weight gain (but are above the 3rd percentile and/or not medically fragile)
Children with the following conditions will not be able to be seen in this clinic due to either the complicated medical factors (requiring an interdisciplinary team approach) or being better suited to other services:
NG or G-tube feeding, including patients who are transitioning out of tube feeds
>Below the 3rd percentile for weight
Children who have never eaten solid foods and have not had an evaluation by occupational or speech therapy to provide clearance for the advancement of solid foods
Older children or adolescents with body image distortions or symptoms suggestive of eating disorders
Suggested Additional Test/Management Prior to Specialty Visit
Referral to occupational therapy and/or speech therapy for full evaluation of oral-motor skills related to feeding
Screening for any symptoms suspicious for GERD with treatment as appropriate
Patient Education/Information (includes preps)
Parents will be asked to keep a 3 day diet diary in order to understand the scheduling and patterns related to feeding.
Referral from primary care physician/pediatrician required
How to Get Results to Consultant
Parents/caretakers are asked to assemble previous evaluations if external to UMHS. Parents will receive the diet diaries to complete and bring to their first appointment.
UMHS Patients: See Careweb
External Patients: Relevant patient medical records or other evaluations may be faxed to Child Behavioral Health or hand carried by families.
Clinic Contact Information
Clinic Location Sites
Pediatric Psychology Clinic, 5th Floor of C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital