Mary Tarbell-Bickley

Polly Tarbell engages students with her dynamic presentation style and deep expertise gained over 20 years as a speech-language pathologist specializing in pediatric feeding disorders. She currently works at the University of Virginias Kluge Childrens Rehabilitation Center in Charlottesville, Virginia. She is the director of the nationally-known Encouragement Feeding Program, through which she has directly seen over 340 children with complex feeding disorders. Ms. Tarbell has published a peer reviewed article in Infants and Young Children regarding weaning children from gastrostomy tubes and has co-published a chapter in Communication Sciences and Disorders: An Introduction, 2006. She currently lectures at the University of Virginia Curry School of Education regarding pediatric feeding disorders.

Financial: Mary Tarbell-Bickley receives a honorarium from Education Resources.
Non-Financial: She has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.

Mary's Courses:

Practical Strategies for Treating Complex Pediatric Feeding Disorders: Treating the Whole Child

What others are saying:

Polly is an excellent presenter! She has a broad knowledge base, which she conveys in a clear and interactive way. I was able to take information I already possessed and use it in new ways after her presentation.This is an excellent, intermediate to advanced course for providers working in the area of feeding. -Allie Swann

This course exceeded my expectations and answered many questions. The approach reached a level that has been difficult to find. -Jill Hammer

Polly Tarbell is a dynamic speaker whose many years of experience shine through in her informative presentation. This course focuses on a holistic approach to pediatric feeding disorders so it is appropriate and important for a multi-disciplinary audience. -Erika Feil

"This course exceeded my expectations. Mary Cameron Tarbell is a passionate, enthusiastic and animated speaker who keeps you interested in the material she is presenting. The ideas and activities are immediately applicable and cover a broad scope for treatment." -Laura Holmes