Is picky eating “just a phase?” In this episode of FM On Demand with Tara Fitzpatrick, we are picking the brain of Stefanie LaManna, MS, CCC-SLP, CNT. She is Associate Director of Health Care Services in Speech-Language Pathology for the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). In her role, LaManna thinks a lot about difficulties people can encounter when experiencing meals. What should be a time of refreshment and socialization can become something to be dreaded when you just can’t eat what everyone else is, for a variety of reasons, physiological and psychological too.
We delve into what that means for kids and those who feed them, but also what it means when those kids become adults, and then seniors. LaManna has a fresh perspective on how we approach the humans we serve meals to, and this conversation just scratches the surface, so be sure to visit ASHA for resources to help with speech, language and swallowing disorders.