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Feeding Therapy

Feeding Therapy

Feeding Therapy Services

Inquire about feeding therapy services for your child.

About Feeding Therapy

Your child’s feeding therapist will work with you to set up the ideal environment for feeding therapy. Typically, sessions are scheduled around mealtimes.

Here are some of the areas we often treat:

  • Food Aversions
  • Swallowing
  • Sensory Processing
  • Oral Skills
  • Food Orientation
  • Improving Your Child’s Overall Mealtime Experience
  • Anxiety

Some of the specializations & certifications of our feeding team

Feeding Evaluations

What to expect: Your feeding therapist will work with you to schedule your child’s feeding evaluation at a time that works for you and your child. Your therapist may request that you have specific food items on hand.

Therapists use a variety of formal and informal assessment tools including developmental history, observation, oral motor examination, and standardized tests to obtain a comprehensive picture of your child’s feeding skills and will create a customized treatment plan with goals specific to your child’s needs.

After the evaluation, your child’s therapist will follow up with you to discuss the results and make recommendations for your child. You will receive a copy of your child’s evaluation report from your child’s therapist.

Goals and treatment plans are specific and measurable so that your child’s progress can be tracked. Communication is highly important to us so please be sure to reach out to your child’s therapist with any questions or concerns. Your therapist will work closely with your family to improve your child’s feeding skills.

Signs your child may benefit from feeding therapy

If you have noticed your child has aversions to certain food textures, has difficulty swallowing, or if meal time causes anxiety for your child, you may consider scheduling a feeding evaluation. 

Our pediatric feeding team is highly experienced and specialized. We will work in collaboration with you to get your child back on track.

Treatment frequency and duration

The length of time your child will need feeding therapy services will depend on the needs of your child and the specific goals outlined in the evaluation. Your child’s therapist will give you periodic updates on how your child is progressing toward his or her goals.

Inquire about feeding therapy for your child.

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