SPECIALIST SERVICES FOR AVOIDANT RESTRICTIVE FEEDING DISORDERS (ARFID)
Midlands Psychology offers a unique Multi-Dimensional Approach (MDA), which is proven to help children overcome clinical feeding problems by providing comprehensive, multi-disciplinary and multi-systemic assessment and treatment services. We provide a full range of services, from advice and support to community healthcare professionals to highly specialist in-patient programmes. We also offer training to professionals who work with children who have feeding problems and their families.
- assessment and treatment of ANY type of avoidant restrictive feeding disorder (ARFID) in children from 0 to 8 years old
- tube weaning intervention for children who are tube dependent and are required to make the transition from nasogastric (NG) or Gastrostomy (PEG) tube feds to oral eating
- home, community, out-patient and in-patient hospital-based treatments
- teaching, training and consultancy to health professionals, as well as to parents of children with feeding disorders
Our service is led by Clarissa Martin, Consultant Clinical Psychologist and we have a well established research partnership with Dr Terry Dovey of Brunel University, both of whom are internationally known experts on children's feeding disorders. Our group leads nationally in both academic research and clinical practice. We have authored a number of bestselling books and our academic publication list in the field of feeding disorders is one of the largest in the world.
Midlands Psychology evaluates the outcomes of all interventions that we undertake and we have an excellent record of success. Through decades of research and clinical experience, our clinical team has developed the unique MDA programme and has pioneered intensive in-patient treatment for tube-weaning and other severe presentations of ARFID.
Our service is highly valued by professionals and parents.