FEEDING TEAM FOR CHILDREN
A service of Pullman Regional Hospital’s Center for Women’s & Children’s Health.
What is the Feeding Team?
We work to develop a specialized care plan that will address all areas of growth, nutrition, oral motor development, physical and emotional health and wellness.
What do we do?
Our unique team of medical providers that includes a dietitian, social worker, speech, occupational and physical therapists, lactation consultant, and a genetic counselor, provide complete coordinated local care. These providers identify feeding issues and develop a plan for success.
- For all children (infants to school age)
- For families in Whitman, Latah, and surrounding counties
- Physician referral required
- Off-site visits available (in certain circumstances)
- Covered by most insurance plans
- Family physicians
- Head Start
- Daycare providers
- School districts
- Boost Collaborative
Speech and Language Pathologist
Education: MA Speech and Hearing Science, Washington State University, 1994; BS Speech and Hearing Science, Washington State University, 1991; Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology, American Speech Language Hearing Association
Special Interests: Infant and Child Feeding and Swallowing Disorders, General Speech and Language Delay, Autism, Early Intervention, Apraxia of Speech, and Head and Neck Issues, such as cleft palate and tracheostomy
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
Marilyn works as the Director of Nutrition Therapy at Pullman Regional Hospital. With a lifelong love of education, Marilyn assists people in achieving their nutritional goals.
Education: BSc. Occupational Therapy from The Ohio State University 1994. Certified Instructor: Tai Chi for Arthritis, Tai Chi for Fall Prevention, Tai Chi for Energy.
Special Interests: pediatrics, sensory processing, visual perceptual processing, and tai chi.
Education: MS, Genetic Counseling, Boston University School of Medicine, 2009; BS, Genetics and Cell Biology, Washington State University, 2002; Member of the National Society of Genetic Counselors
Special Interests: Cancer, pediatric, and prenatal genetics; Providing care to traditionally-underserved populations