Feeding Therapy

The components involved in feeding are extremely complex. Feeding difficulties can result from sensory issues, behavioral issues, physiological issues or a combination of these. Some children with motor issues are unable to manage food safely. Feeding therapy is beneficial for Sensory Issues, Structural Issues and Motor Planning Issues. We are trained in a variety of methods to treat feeding difficulties. An evaluation with our therapists can help determine the appropriate method or combination of methods to treat an individual client.

Signs, Symptoms and Diagnoses that may indicate a need for Feeding Therapy:
  • Messiness when Eating
  • Food Aversions/Picky Eating
  • Food Sensitivities
  • Drool Management
  • Difficulty swallowing pills/medications/supplements
  • Tethered Oral Tissues (TOTs)
  • Tongue-tie (Ankyloglossia)
  • Tongue-thrust
  • Failure to Thrive
  • Orofacial Myofunctional Disorder (OMD)
  • Feeding Difficulties
  • Lip Incompetence
  • Difficulty Swallowing (Dysphagia)