Our Assessment Tools

About Our Tools

Feeding Flock partners with families and providers to nurture children with feeding difficulties. We have developed a valid and reliable set of measures to assess feeding in infants and children.

Feeding Flock’s assessment tools do not replace a healthcare provider’s clinical assessment and are not intended to provide a diagnosis. Rather, Feeding Flock’s assessment tools may provide a healthcare provider with an objective assessment of the child’s eating difficulties in order to facilitate diagnosis and treatment decisions.

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Neonatal Eating Assessment Tool

NeoEat

What it does:
Measures symptoms of problematic breast- or bottle-feeding

What age:
Birth to 7 months

More Info:
NeoEAT – Bottle feeding
is intended to assess observable symptoms of problematic feeding in infants less than 7 months old who are bottle feeding. NeoEAT - Breastfeeding is intended to assess observable symptoms of problematic feeding in infants less than 7 months old who are breastfeeding. NeoEAT is intended to be completed by a caregiver that is familiar with the child’s typical eating. This is most often a parent, but may be another primary care provider.


Pediatric Eating Assessment Tool

PediEAT

What it does:
Measures symptoms of problematic feeding

What age:
6 months to 7 years

More Info:
PediEAT is intended to assess observable symptoms of problematic feeding in children between the ages of 6 months and 7 years old who are being offered some solid foods. The PediEAT is intended to be completed by a caregiver that is familiar with the child’s typical eating. This is most often a parent, but may be another primary care provider.

 

Child Oral and Motor Proficiency Scale

ChOMPS

What it does:
Measures eating and related skills

What age:
6 months to 7 years

More Info:
ChOMPS is intended to assess eating and related skills in children between the ages of 6 months and 7 years old who are being offered some solid foods. ChOMPS is intended to be completed by a caregiver that is familiar with the child’s typical eating and movement abilities. This is most often a parent, but may be another primary care provider.


Impact of Feeding on the Parent & Family Scales

Feeding Impact

What it does:
Measures impact of feeding on the parent & family

What age:
Birth to 18 years old

More Info:
To be completed by a parent or primary care provider for the assessment of the impact of the child’s feeding on the parent and family. Intended to be used with families of children with or without problematic feeding.

 

Family Management Measure of Feeding

FaMM Feed

What it does:
Measures how families manage their child’s feeding difficulty

What age:
Birth to 18 years old

More Info:
This questionnaire is about how your family manages your child’s feeding and any feeding challenges your child may have. Directions: For each statement in this questionnaire, you are asked to rate your response to the statement on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 indicating “Strongly disagree” and 5 indicating “Strongly agree”. Please respond to each statement in this questionnaire based on what you think, not on how you think others might respond. Many of these questions use the word “family”. This refers to those people living in your household who you think of as family.