Feeding Therapy

These services are provided by a Speech-Language Pathologist or Occupational Therapist. Feeding therapy is appropriate for individuals who have a restricted repertoire of preferred foods. Therapy focuses on increasing range of preferred foods and improving mechanics allowing management of a larger range of food varieties. Our feeding therapy is not appropriate for individuals with significant medical needs.

This program follows the four basic tenets to this approach:

  1. Myths about eating interfere with understanding and treating feeding problems

  2. Systematic desensitization is the best first approach to feeding treatment

  3. “Normal Development” of feeding gives the best blueprint for creating a feeding treatment plan

  4. Food hierarchies/choices play an important role in feeding treatment