Feeding Program

Normal feeding cycles can be disrupted because of difficulties in physical, sensory, structural, and environmental skills. Therapists with training and experience can be instrumental in overcoming these problems and helping children become lifelong healthy eaters.

Common symptoms of a feeding disorder include:

  • Poor weight gain
  • Feeding tube dependence
  • Difficulty changing bottle to cup
  • Distress at mealtimes
  • Anxiety and refusal of new foods
  • Inability to increase textures
  • Inability or refusal to feed oneself
  • Gagging or coughing at mealtime
  • Disruptive behavior during meals

Feeding Treatment and Training Therapuetic Options:

Individual Therapy: Children can be evaluated by the therapist and services provided on a weekly, biweekly or monthly basis depending on the needs of the child and family.

Intensive Feeding Therapy: Therapists can provide an intensive therapy program where the child and parent receive intensive daily therapy for a two to three week period.

The therapists, family and physician select the most appropriate service option based on the needs of the child family.