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Harriet Barker Cramer Hall, 230HMilwaukeeWI53201United States of America(414) firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Delaney earned her B.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, M.S. in Speech Pathology and Audiology from Marquette University, and Ph.D. in Communicative Disorders from the University of Wisconsin. Following completion of her master’s degree, she joined staff at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin (CHW) as a speech-language pathologist. Three years later while maintaining part-time status at CHW, three years later she began her doctoral work in childhood apraxia of speech, kinesiology, and pediatric feeding development. She returned full-time at CHW where she spent the next 10 years in program development, clinical research and advanced diagnostics and intervention for feeding disorder and dysphagia in medically complex infants and children, conducting both clinical and instrumental assessment. Dr. Delaney collaborated in interdisciplinary assessment and treatment in the Aerodigestive Clinic and Feeding, Swallowing and Nutrition Center, an internationally recognized interdisciplinary feeding team. She developed an infant feeding clinic with interdisciplinary management of neonatal breast-and-bottle feeding disorders.
Dr. Delaney joined Marquette University in 2018. She is the Director of the Neurodevelopmental Feeding and Swallowing Lab. Her research program focuses on the identification of a norm-reference for feeding development to establish diagnostic criteria and assessment tools for the earliest and most accurate diagnosis of pediatric feeding disorder. Her interdisciplinary research collaborations ensure that this methodology encompasses all aspects of the child including developmental predictors for feeding readiness, parent-child interaction and mealtime behavior, oral sensory development, texture-specific feeding practices, and oral feeding skill performance.
Dr. Delaney is a Founding Medical Professional Council Member for Feeding Matters, an international organization dedicated to accelerating identification, igniting research, and promoting collaborative care for children and families with feeding disorders. She is co-director of the Pediatric Feeding Disorder Dissemination Committee and co-authored the Infant and Child Feeding Questionnaire, an on-line survey developed by Feeding Matters, to identify red flags for feeding disorder.