Pediatric feeding therapy

Pediatric Feeding & Swallowing

DYSPHAGIA/SWALLOWING DISORDERS
ORAL-MOTOR FEEDING DISORDERS
SENSORY & ORAL AVERSION
PICKY EATING & MEALTIME STRUGGLES
TRANSITIONING TO SOLID FOODS
WEANING FROM TUBE FEEDINGS
INFANT FEEDING, BOTTLE & BREAST FEEDING

Evaluations & Therapy for Children of All Ages

Evaluations

The evaluation process allows us to get to the root cause of the challenges a child is facing while also determining the severity of the disorder. 

 

We will gather information about developmental and medical history, current food preferences and aversions, and feeding habits. If appropriate, we will trial preferred and non-preferred foods to assess acceptance, tolerance, and aversion.

Following the evaluation, we will share our findings and recommendations with the family. When feeding therapy is recommended, we will collaboratively develop a treatment plan that aligns with the family's preferences and goals.

Therapy

We use evidence-based strategies with a whole-child approach to help children develop safe and age-appropriate feeding and swallowing skills. Therapy and goals are highly individualized based on the client's medical, social and personal needs.

 

Therapy in a child's natural environment allows us to create a calm and safe environment for food exploration while also helping a child acquire skills in the exact place they will be using them.

We believe parents and caregivers are essential members of the therapy and dedicate time to coaching and education. 

We are dedicated to improving the quality of life by helping each child become a more effective and independent eater. 

We are dedicated to improving the quality of life by helping each child become a more effective and independent eater. 

Personalized therapy to support the development of feeding and swallowing skills such as:

Increasing oral feeding to wean from a G-tube or NG-tube

Improving sensory tolerance

Developing chewing skills

Reducing avoidance behaviors during mealtimes

Increasing the variety and volume of food and liquid intake

Using safe swallow strategies

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