Diagnosis and Goal Setting

The cyclical nature of pediatric feeding care continues in determining a diagnosis and setting goals. Based on assessment results and key issues, a diagnosis, severity statement and prognosis are determined. Therapy goals are then developed based on management considerations and recommended practice, and are documented. This is depicted in the Pediatric Feeding Care Cycle (Figure 5). 



This section of the guide includes assessment considerations related to:

  • diagnosis
  • goal setting