Feeding Therapy

Many of our occupational and speech therapists have become experts experts in feeding therapy through advanced training and education. Children who struggle with any aspect of eating may benefit from feeding therapy. Extremely picky eaters may have underlying sensory challenges or oral motor deficits preventing efficient eating. Feeding therapists get to the root cause of feeding challenges and implement individualized treatment plans to be carried out during therapy and at home!

feeding therapy

Feeding Therapy Focus Areas

  • Oral motor skills (strength and complex tongue movement related to sucking, chewing, and swallowing)
  • Swallowing
  • Sensory processing and food
  • Behavior related to feeding
  • Utensil use
  • Adaptive equipment

 

Indicators That Your Child May Benefit From Feeding Therapy:

  • Refusing food or liquid
  • Failure to accept different food textures
  • Difficulty chewing
  • Difficulty breast or bottle feeding
  • Coughing or gagging during meals
  • Excessive drooling while feeding
  • Gurgling, hoarse, or breathy voice quality during feeding
  • Frequent spitting or vomiting
  • Recurring pneumonia or respiratory infections
  • Less than normal weight gain or growth

Reach Out for Feeding Therapy

Mealtime doesn’t have to be a struggle! Our occupational and speech therapists specialize in feeding therapy, empowering kids to have fun and build independence at the dinner table. To talk with us about a clinic-based appointment, fill out a contact form. We look forward to working with your little one!

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