Differences Between Picky Eaters and Problem Feeders

Presented by Irene Bible, M.S., CCC-SLP

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Course Description

This course will define the differences between picky eaters and problem feeders. We will review seven characteristics that can assist in differentiating between the two groups. Basic strategies will be discussed that may help parents and therapists treat picky eaters.
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PediatricSLPFeeding and SwallowingPicky Eating

Meet Your Presenter

Irene specializes in oral motor disorders, swallowing/feeding disorders, aural habilitation, sensory processing disorders, and language delay/disorders. Originally from Maine, she received a B.S. in Communication Disorders from the University of Maine and a M.S. from Vanderbilt University. Irene has worked with children with a variety of disorders in the medical field as a speech/language/feeding therapist including The Bill Wilkerson Center, High Hopes Inc., and Centennial Hospital’s Pediatric Rehabilitation Center and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. She opened a private practice in 2002 before joining the Dynamic family in 2007.


  • This program is offered for .1 ASHA CEUs, (Introductory Level; Professional Area).

Course Details

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Define picky versus problem feeders.
  2. List seven characteristics that differentiate the two groups.
  3. Describe strategies to treat picky eaters.

Time-ordered Agenda

  • 0:00 - Definitions of picky eaters and problem feeders
  • 0:10 - Understanding seven differences between picky versus problem feeders
  • 0:30 - Strategies for treating picky eaters
  • 0:50 - Q/A
  • 1:00 - End course + quiz

Instructional Level

Information is geared to practitioners with little or no knowledge of the subject matter. Focus is on providing general introductory information.

Target Audience

Speech-language pathologists, physical therapists, and occupational therapists who work with children.

Live Course Information

This course will be presented on the Zoom platform. High-speed internet connection is required.

Recorded Course Information

The course will be available for CEUs until April 23, 2026.

Instructor Financial Disclosures

  • Presenter is being paid by Therapy Insights to prepare and present this course.
  • Presenter is a salaried employee at Dynamic Therapy Center.

Instructor Non-financial Disclosures

  • None.

Certificates of Completion

Once the exam is completed and you have provided feedback about the course, you will receive an emailed certificate of completion with course title, course instructor name/title, learning objectives, your name, your license number (if desired), and a confirmation from the CE Task Force director confirming completion of course. If your state licensing board requires specific records of course participation (all licensing boards are different), please email us and we will provide the documentation.

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