Pediatric Feeding Therapy

We understand that when your child can’t or won’t eat, meal times quickly become the most stressful parts of the day.  Our feeding team will work with your family to build the skills necessary for feeding by providing education and instruction on how to improve your child’s ability to eat.  
 

Feeding Team Highlights

  • Individualized treatment sessions

  • Multidisciplinary evaluation including speech-language pathologists and occupational therapists

  • Parent and family education

  • Specialized program developed based on child’s needs

  • Strong focus on family involvement and generalization of skills into the home environment

  • Therapists are trained in multiple oral motor/sensory/feeding approaches
     

Consider an evaluation if your child has one or more of the following

  • Avoids certain food textures or food groups

  • Delayed self-feeding skills

  • Difficulty drinking from an open cup after 2.5 years

  • Difficulty transitioning from pureed to table foods

  • Difficulty sucking, swallowing or chewing

  • Exhibits gagging, choking, and/or coughing during mealtimes

  • Child has been diagnosed with a disorder involving known muscle weakness components (e.g. Down Syndrome or Cerebral Palsy)

  • Limited food range

  • Mealtimes are stressful and often prolonged

  • Ongoing concerns with weight gain

  • Tantrums or other problem mealtime behaviors

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If you have any concerns about your child's development, contact your primary care physician about a referral or contact us directly: