Feeding Therapy


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Feeding Therapy

Meal times should be good times. We work hand in hand with families to build more adventurous eaters, strengthen feeding skills, and overcome sensory challenges so that sitting down together at the table feels fun again.

Feeding therapy services help children:

  • Chew their food
  • Swallow safely
  • Drink from a straw and a cup
  • Gain weight
  • Try new foods
  • Eat a variety of foods
  • Enjoy eating and mealtimes

You may want to seek out an evaluation if your child struggles with:

  • Aversion to foods or food textures/groups
  • Transitioning from pureed to table foods
  • Mealtime behavior
  • Self-feeding
  • Drinking from an open cup after 2.5 years
  • Appropriate weight gain
  • Sucking, swallowing or chewing
  • Gagging, choking, coughing while eating
  • Has a disorder that involves muscle weaknesses (e.g. Down syndrome or cerebral palsy)

Feeding Team Highlights

  • Multidisciplinary evaluation including speech-language pathologists and occupational therapists
  • Strong focus on family involvement and generalization of skills into the home environment
  • Therapists are trained in multiple oral motor/sensory/feeding approaches
  • Specialized program developed based on child’s needs
  • Individualized treatment sessions
  • Parent and family education

“Feeding is the most multi-sensory activity we do! I love investigating what might be going on to cause a child to have difficulties. Seeing a previously “picky eater” try new foods without fear or anxiety is so rewarding, and directly relates to a child’s nutrition and well-being! Families are empowered and relieved when they learn how to stop having battles at the dinner table and learn to enjoy family dinner time again!”
– Dena