A pediatric feeding specialist will complete a comprehensive feeding assessment in order to identify any barriers to successful feeding and will also assist in appropriate referrals to other disciplines if needed.
If it is determined that your child would benefit from feeding therapy services, treatment sessions will be set up for your child to work one on one with an experienced pediatric feeding specialist. The goal of feeding therapy is to help your child overcome feeding and mealtime struggles. This could include therapeutic interventions for proper positioning when eating, oral motor difficulties, sensory processing challenges, helping your "picky eater" become a more "adventurous eater" and/or provide strategies to address challenging mealtime behaviors. Overall, our goal is to help your child overcome their feeding struggles and to create mealtimes that are more enjoyable for everyone!