Abstract

Professionals from a feeding clinic talk about how the Infant Child Feeding Questionnaire can be used as an engagement tool to help identify potential pediatric feeding disorder and hear from a parent’s perspective on life after the NICU. Healthcare professionals Anais Cook, Caroline Duong and Dr. Andrew Chu from Texas Children’s Hospital Feeding Clinic will be sharing their clinical experience. While Ashley Collier will discuss her journey with her daughter Macie, who was a 33 week preemie and struggled in the NICU to master suck/swallow/breathe.

Presenters' Credentials

Anais Cook, MS, CCC-SLP is a speech-language pathologist who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of pediatric feeding and swallowing disorders. Anais earned her Bachelors of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders and her Masters of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from Texas Woman’s University. Anais, along with her colleagues, Dr. Andrew Chu (GI) and Caroline Duong (OTR), piloted the first multidisciplinary clinic for the assessment and treatment of pediatric feeding and swallowing disorders at TCH The Woodlands.

Caroline Duong, MHSOT, OTR/L earned her Masters of Health Science in Occupational Therapy at Augusta University. She holds a Bachelors of Liberal Arts degree with a primary concentration in Biology and secondary concentration in Theology at the University of Saint Thomas in Houston, Texas. Caroline is a licensed and registered occupational therapist at Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands and serves on the Multidisciplinary Feeding Team with fellow colleagues Dr. Andrew Chu (GI) and Anais Cook (SLP).

Andrew Chu, M.D. serves as Attending Physician in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition at Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine (Houston, TX). After receiving his A.B. from Princeton University and M.D. from Baylor College of Medicine, he completed pediatrics residency at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center followed by clinical and research fellowships in pediatric gastroenterology at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Ashley Collier, JD, MS has a Bachelor of Arts in Exercise and Sport Science from UNC, a Master of Science in Sports Administration from FSU and Juris Doctorate from Campbell University 2006. She practiced law from 2006-2012 and since then has stayed at home and worked for her children along with serving as the board chair for Family Support Network, Program Director of TOPSoccer, I Can Bike Camp and I Can Swim Camp and the Executive Director of Camp High Five. She is married to Forrest Collier and parents to Macie (11), Kenan and Forrest (9 year old twins we adopted from Haiti in 2013).