Feeding Therapy Services

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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 meal times. 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

Our feeding team has additional specializations and certifications including:

  •  
Family eating
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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. An evaluation report can take up to two weeks to prepare and your child’s therapist will follow up with you to discuss the results of the evaluation 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, please reach out to us.  Our experienced feeding team can advise you on whether or not we recommend an evaluation.  We will answer your questions so that you know what to expect.    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. 

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COVID-19 Protocol

We hope you and your family are continuing to stay safe and healthy! We have outlined our protocols for in-person sessions during COVID-19. As you know, the health and safety of our clients and therapists remain our highest priority. As always, please reach out with any questions or concerns. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding as we work together through these unprecedented times.


Hand Washing:
Upon arrival at your home, your therapist will wash their hands with soap and water and/or use hand sanitizer. We ask that you and your child also wash your hands and/or use hand sanitizer upon your therapist’s arrival.
 
Facemasks:
We are asking our therapists to wear masks upon entering your home and throughout your child’s session. That said, we understand that some children have adverse reactions to seeing adults in masks and will leave it up to you and your therapist to decide your comfort level while still taking safety precautions.
 
We ask that parents and caregivers also follow the guidelines and wear masks when sitting in on sessions. We will not enforce that policy, but we do kindly ask for compliance.
 
As for your child, we realize that masks may not be appropriate for every child so we will not enforce the rule that children over the age of 2 should wear a mask.  However, if your therapist insists that your child wear a mask, then that will be a requirement directly between the two of you. We respect our therapists’ individual comfort levels with safety precautions and ask that you respect them as well.

 

Protocol Acknowledgment and Health Certification:

Before your child’s first in-person session, we are asking clients to submit an acknowledgment of these protocols and a health certification, which you can find here. Thank you again for your cooperation and for helping all of us stay healthy!