Our feeding therapy program is for those who can’t eat, won’t eat, or are picky eaters who need guidance on proper nutrition. Our therapists follow Sequential-Oral-Sensory (SOS) principles to gently introduce food in a safe and fun way. Whether your child needs help learning to eat a wider variety of foods, learning to swallow safely, or needs assistance weaning from a feeding tube, we are here to make the process safe and nonthreatening for children and parents.
Feeding therapy helps infants and children with a wide array of feeding difficulties which may include one or more of the following:
- Food refusal
- Food selectivity by type and/or texture
- Slow weight gain due to limited food intake
- Dysphagia (swallowing difficulty)
- Oral motor deficits
- Delayed feeding development
- Food or swallowing phobias
- Mealtime tantrums
Initially the evaluating therapist will gather information about your infant or child’s medical, feeding, and developmental history. An observation of a typical feeding then takes place. During the feeding evaluation, the therapist may try presenting different foods and/or different techniques in order to develop a proper plan to address any concerns.
See Our Feeding Group Program