Feeding Therapy Services
Take our Smart Match Survey so that we can match your child with the right therapist.
How do I know if my child needs Feeding Therapy?
If you have noticed your child has aversions to certain food textures, has difficulty in swallowing, or if meal time causes anxiety for your child, please reach out to us. We are here to help and can help advise you on whether or not we recommend an evaluation. We will answer your questions so that you know what to expect. We know pursuing services for your child can be stressful but please don’t worry! We will work together to get your child on the right track. We are experienced moms as well as business owners so we understand what you are going through.
How does your process work?
To get started, complete our smart match survey, which is a short survey that asks you to answer some questions so that we get to know more about your child before selecting a therapist. After we review your responses, we will select a therapist who we feel is the best fit for your child based on your child’s needs and the areas of expertise of the therapist. Once we have matched you with a therapist, we will connect you via an introductory email. Your therapist will answer any specific questions you may have. If you decide to pursue an evaluation, then you will schedule your child’s appointment directly with your therapist. If you prefer to start with a phone consultation, you can always call us at 312-780-0820. We are here to help!
What does feeding therapy entail?
A certified therapist will work with your child on the areas of need identified in the evaluation. Here is a sample of some of the different areas we treat:
- Food Aversions
All of our feeding therapists are certified by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association. One of the approaches we use is the SOS Approach to Feeding.
What will happen during the evaluation?
Your selected therapist will arrive at your home (or your child’s school) at your scheduled appointment time on the day of the evaluation to meet you and your child and conduct the evaluation. Evaluations are 45 minutes in length and may continue into a second scheduled session. Our therapists use a variety of formal and informal assessment tools to obtain a comprehensive picture of your child and create a unique treatment plan based on your child’s individual needs.
How will I receive the results of the evaluation?
Your therapist will follow up with you to discuss their findings and whether or not they recommend pursuing therapy for your child. After the evaluation, your therapist will be able to give you a general idea about length of treatment and overall prognosis. You will receive a detailed evaluation report and treatment plan from your child’s therapist.
How long will my child need therapy?
The length of time your child will be in therapy will depend on the needs of your child. Typically, children are seen once or twice a week for 45 minutes each session. Your therapist will create a detailed, customized, goal-centered treatment plan for your child and will give you periodic updates on how your child is progressing toward his or her goals.