Feeding Therapy

Our clinic offers services to support feeding development in typical children

as well as those with significant medical or developmental complications.  

Feeding therapy is beneficial for infants and children presenting with:

 

•  breast and/or bottle feeding difficulties (including infants with tongue and/or lip ties)

•  difficulty transitioning to baby food, table food, or cup drinking

•  texture aversions (gagging on lumpy purees or certain table foods)

•  difficulty biting and chewing foods appropriately

•  poor weight gain

•  extremely limited food repertoire (accepts less than 30 foods consistently)

•  rigid mealtime behaviors (accepts specific brands of food only, particular about

   presentation or order of foods)

An evaluation summary and comprehensive treatment plan will be created for the family and shared with the child’s pediatrician and other healthcare providers, such as the gastroenterologist, neurologist, Early Intervention team, and/or school-based therapists, involved in the his/her care. Individual therapy sessions and home programming strategies will focus on each child’s individual goals and needs.

 

Outpatient-based feeding services are also appropriate for children who have:

 

  • been receiving home-based therapies (SLP or OT) but have not progressed with feeding

  • diagnoses such as Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, or Prematurity

  • been primarily G-tube fed and are progressing to oral feedings

  • multiple developmental needs

For more information on feeding difficulties by age, please click on the links below:

                                   

                                  


 

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