Led by our team of Speech Language Pathologists (CCC-SLP) and Occupational therapists (OTR/L). Our approach to overcoming feeding challenges is both behavioral and child directed. We use the Sequential-Oral Sensory (SOS), Talk Tools and Beckman Oral Motor approaches to address the whole child in feeding therapy. Children work on improving picky eating, sensory feeding, children with hyper sensitive gag reflex or who have difficulty chewing and swallowing, those who have difficulty drinking from the bottle, an open cup, and/or straw, as well as children who have been tube fed and need help transitioning to oral feeding. We work closely with parents and caregivers to help children overcome feeding problems.
Eating is essential to growth and development. The goals of Feeding Therapy include:
To improve the child’s ability to chew and swallow a variety of foods and textures safely.
To increase weight gain.
Promoting self-confidence in a fun and active way.
To promote independence.
To promote self-feeding and increase oral intake; while reducing tube feedings, gagging while swallowing, and disruptive behavior during meal time.
Benefits to Child
Increase Weight Gain