Our team is dedicated to helping children EAT at their maximum potential.
Mealtime is a critical developmental process that provides far more than nourishment for children. From infancy, children’s first demonstration of self-regulation, socialization, communication, and motor coordination are practiced routinely during mealtimes. These skills continue to develop as children age, advancing in textures and independence with self-feeding. Interruptions in a child’s ability to participate in the mealtime experience can be a very difficult time for the family and the child.
Our team of feeding therapists are experienced in treating a wide variety of feeding disorders including:
- Food and liquid refusal
- Choking, vomiting, or gagging while eating
- Oral sensorimotor challenges
- Gastrostomy Tube (G-Tube) or Nasogastric Tube (NG Tube) dependence
A feeding therapist requires ongoing collaboration with the child’s family, caregivers, medical team, and other therapists. Family participation is a crucial part of our programming. We complete a thorough assessment of your child’s current abilities, review pertinent medical information, and interview the family to develop a treatment plan that establishes goals to help your child enjoy mealtime safely and as independently as possible.