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Feeding Therapy

and its role in development

Feeding and eating are arguably the most important skills utilized across the lifespan and are especially important for infants and young children. Children with developmental issues often present first with feeding problems.

It is the only human task that requires every one of your organ systems and requires them all to work correctly. In addition, every muscle of the body is involved as well as every sensory system.

Improved Digestion and Assimilation

Encourages Acceptance Of New Foods

Diminish Food Related Irritability

Signs of feeding difficulties may include: 

»  Refusing food/picky eater
»  Failure to thrive (i.e. weight gain, growth)
»  Irritability (fussy during feeding times)
»  Difficulty accepting different textures
»  Long feeding times
»  Difficulty chewing

»  Pocketing food in cheeks
»  Difficulty breastfeeding
»  Frequent spitting/vomiting
»  Has not weaned off baby food by 16 months
»  Dysphagia (swallowing difficulties)

Let’s Work Together

If any of the above symptoms or conditions sound familiar to you or you have concerns about your child, please contact our office or your pediatrician. Ask for a referral to one of our Feeding Therapy specialists.

Plan For Your Visit

Insurance

We work with a variety of insurances so we can help your child receive high-quality care.

Please give our office a call with concerns regarding in and out-of-network benefits.

Referral

If you have concerns about your child's development progress, please contact our office or your pediatrician and ask for a referral to one of our specialists.

Questions

All questions regarding your child's wellbeing are valid. Make notes on any concerns you might have and we will give all the answers.

Explore All Therapies

Physical Therapy

We will address  strength, flexibility, body awareness, balance, posture, gait, and orthotics training.

Occupational Therapy

Enhance sensory processing, bilateral integration, attention, handwriting, and feeding abilities.

Speech Therapy

Fine-tune speech sounds, language, literacy, social communication, voice, fluency and cognitive communication.

Feeding Therapy

We work with a variety of behaviors from bottling to refusing food or difficulty chewing to help your child thrive.