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PEDIATRIC

FEEDING THERAPY

Feeding Therapy helps children with eating and feeding difficulties. Feeding therapy aims to help the individual develop a healthy relationship with food, improve their overall quality of life, and maximize nutritional intake. It involves working with a Speech and/or Occupational Therapist to address any physical, sensory, behavioral, or emotional concerns that may be impacting the children's ability to eat and enjoy food.

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Feeding Therapy is for:

  • Poor ​weight gain or weight loss

  • Choking, gagging, coughing, or vomiting
    during or following meals

  • Refusing food even when hungry

  • Reflux concerns

  • Breathing coordination concerns or
    ongoing respiratory issues

  • Picky eating tendencies

  • Inability to transition to food purees

  • Inability to accept table food solids

  • Spilling of food from mouth

  • Difficulty with chewing

  • Inability to transition from breast/bottle to
    cup

  • Unable to wean off baby foods

  • Aversion or avoidance of foods (of a
    particular texture or nutrition group)

  • Consumes a food range of less than 20
    foods

  • Excessive crying or avoidance around
    mealtimes

  • Loss of interest in previously consumed
    foods

  • Pocketing food in cheeks

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How we help:

We employ a play-based approach to ensure children enjoy their experience while also offering consistent caregiver support and training for home carryover in feeding. Tailored to each client's unique needs, we implement a range of feeding expansion programs and support strategies.

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