Food allergies in children are increasing and pose a challenge to social and educational inclusion. The OT can support the family and child by anticipating the obstacles that present at different developmental stages. Attention must be directed toward maintaining a safe environment when treating children with food allergies through frequent cleaning, label reading and collaboration with the child’s medical team.
The goal of this continuing education course is to provide the OT with information about food allergies and their potential impact on therapy. After studying the material presented here, you will be able to:
- Describe the basic facts about food allergies
- Identify the symptoms and appropriate treatment of an allergic reaction
- Generate social and educational participation for children with food allergies
- Identify when a referral to a registered dietitian is necessary due to significant dietary restrictions
Content Level: Intermediate
Domain 1: Client factors: Body functions
Domain 2: Activities of daily living
Process 3: Intervention: Prevention
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