Course Description

This beginner course will provide participants with an in-depth understanding of what constitutes a pediatric feeding disorder. The talk will discuss the gastrointestinal evaluation and medical management of pediatric feeding disorders and describe treatment from the perspective of a Gastroenterologist. Special emphasis will be placed on the use of diagnostic testing and collaboration between the gastroenterologist and feeding therapist.


Dr. Timothy Sentongo

Dr. Timothy Sentongo is an Associate Professor of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at the University of Chicago. He is also the director of Pediatric Nutrition Support Service, and Pediatric Gastrointestinal Endoscopy at Comer Children’s Hospital. He is a member of the North American Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology Hepatology and Nutrition (NASPGHAN) and serves as the Chairman of the Nutrition Committee. Dr. Sentongo is also a member of the American Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (A.S.P.E.N) and serves as the co-editor of the A.S.P.E.N clinical guidelines. Dr. Sentongo’s research interests include intestinal failure, nutrition support, nutritional deficiencies, allergic bowel disorders and growth outcomes in children with chronic gastrointestinal diseases. Dr. Sentongo has published over 40 articles and several chapters focused on growth and nutrition assessment, micronutrient deficiencies, eosinophilic esophagitis and outcomes of nutritional therapies.


Cancellations must be in writing and will incur a $10 fee. If more than 10% of the course has been viewed, we are unable to issue a refund. If the Chicago Feeding Group or speaker should need to remove the course, course fees will be refunded or transferred to another course at the discretion of the participant.


Certificates will be issued verifying participation in 1 hour of continuing education once a passing grade is received on the quiz. Check with your professional organizations licensing bodies to determine exactly what may be accepted for you. This course is eligible for ASHA’s professional development hour requirements. You will not require ASHA pre-approval for this. See here [] for more information. As we are based in Illinois, we are more confident that our events count towards our local organizations (e.g. ILOTA). Our events are not formally submitted through any registry, however if you track your hours independently they may count towards your professional development requirements, and your certificate may stand as proof of your participation. We also submit for credit approval with the Illinois Early Intervention Training Program. This is not required for all states, and may not apply to you. Please refer to your state/local organization for further information regarding CEU requirements and if our events are considered eligible activities by their standards.