SOS Approach to Feeding

Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) approach to feeding is a program for assessing and treating children with feeding difficulties. The components involved in feeding are extremely complex. Children with motor issues are unable to manage food safely. They may reduce their nutritional intake or become selective in the types of food they eat. The SOS approach is systematic in that it helps children develop a positive relationship with food by acquiring the skills needed to breakdown food and swallow it. It also provides an avenue to increase nutrition and expand the variety in their current repertoire.


Kay A. Toomey, Ph.D., Pediatric Psychologist (left), Clinical Director of SOS Feeding Solutions at the STAR center

Erin Ross, Ph.D., CCC-SLP (right) Neonatal and Pediatric Speech Pathologist