Feeding TherapyThese 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 the range of preferred foods and improving oral motor skills, allowing for management of a larger range of food varieties. Our feeding therapy is not appropriate for individuals with significant medical needs.
Treatment Interventions address posture, sensory needs, behavioral concerns, and oral motor skills. Our therapists work closely with families to ensure carry over into the home environment. Feeding Therapy may be appropriate for individuals who:
- demonstrate poor weight gain
- are aversive/avoidant to entire food groups or textures
- are picky eaters (eat less than 20 foods)
- gag or vomit at certain foods
- do not eat the same food as the family
- show physical distress at the sight of certain foods