Feeding Therapy

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.