Coaching Procedures

Appointments: Skype contacts are by appointment. If you wish, your coach will spend 15 minutes initially talking with you at no charge to get acquainted and to determine whether this is a good fit for you. After that we do an assessment (see below), and then we can get started with the coaching. The standard charge for assessment and coaching is $100 per 50-minute hour, payable when you schedule. We require a 24-hour cancellation notice in order to refund your payment.

Assessment: Parents come to us with long-term feeding problems, having been offered a patchwork approach to feeding. They have been given first one then another piece of advice, often contradictory. We have found through our decades-long experience that to be helpful to parents we have to consider the broader picture. Thus, all ESI coaches do an assessment that considers growth, food intake, feeding dynamics, and parents’ Eating Competence. You will be sent guidelines for what to submit for assessment. Depending on the complexity of that assessment, that can take from 3 to 6 hours, which are billed at $100 each.  

Payment: Your ESI coach will tell you the cost of the assessment, which is payable when you submit your materials for the assessment. Before each subsequent session, you pay for that session when you schedule. Because this is coaching, not treatment,  ESI does not submit insurance claims, provide codes for services, or help you claim insurance coverage.