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Anybody’s kids still on the “preschool diet”? In other words, eating mostly white and brown foods, with little variation or color? Have you worked with kids with more serious medical concerns like a G-tube or failure to thrive? Even though you’re not alone, the realm of diet and eating can be hard to navigate. Dr. Lani Jones, a nationally-recognized speaker and licensed psychologist, is here to talk with me all about feeding issues in little ones. Here are just a few things that we touch on:
- The two questions to ask in order to determine whether kids’ eating habits are “normal”
- The process for a feeding evaluation
- Which professionals you need to have on your referral list to make sure these kids are being supported
- Which diagnoses tend to see the most overlap with feeding issues
Cool Things Mentioned
- Lani’s website: drlanijones.com, which has her e-book and family resource guide
- Lani’s Facebook group: EatPlayThrive for Professionals
- Feeding Matters organization
- Beckman oral chew
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About Dr. Lani Jones
Dr. Lani Jones is a clinical psychologist, speaker, and educator. She holds a doctorate in clinical psychology with a concentration in children and adolescents from the University of Indianapolis and a master’s degree in counseling from Ball State University. She completed a predoctoral internship at the Waisman Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a postdoctoral fellowship at the Riley Child Development Center at Riley hospital for Children. She is co-owner of Providence Behavioral Group and is an early intervention provider in Indiana. Her clinical work focuses on child and adolescent psychological evaluations, including feeding evaluations and treatment. She has had the privilege of serving on multiple interdisciplinary feeding teams,
and she values the expertise and insights that varying disciplines bring to the table. She is passionate about collaborating with professionals to help children and families achieve their optimal functioning. Dr. Jones is the founder and facilitator of the online community, EatPlayThrive, which provides parents and professionals a space to consult, learn, and
collaborate regarding all things feeding and early childhood.
About Dr. Jeremy Sharp
I’m a licensed psychologist and Clinical Director at the Colorado Center for Assessment & Counseling, a private practice that I founded in 2009 and grew to include 12 licensed clinicians, three clinicians in training, and a full administrative staff. I earned my undergraduate degree in Experimental Psychology from the University of South Carolina before getting my Master’s and PhD in Counseling Psychology from Colorado State University. These days, I specialize in psychological and neuropsychological evaluation with kids and adolescents.
As the host of the Testing Psychologist Podcast, I provide private practice consulting for psychologists and other mental health professionals who want to start or grow psychological testing services in their practices. I live in Fort Collins, Colorado with my wife (also a therapist) and two young kids.
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