Feeding Therapy

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Our therapists have been trained in various feeding programs to offer the latest treatment techniques to address your child’s feeding concerns. Each of our feeding therapists are SOS (Sequential Oral Sensory) certified. We provide individual and group feeding therapy to address oral sensory aversions, as well as, oral motor, and self-feeding concerns. Our non-invasive and play-based treatment techniques will allow your child to enjoy learning to eat.

 

Oral Motor Feeding

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+ By 3 Months

  • Establishing a feeding routine that is typically stress free and showing adequate weight gain

+ By 6 Months

  • Enjoys mealtime.
  • No longer loses liquid during sucking from bottle or breast.
  • Showing interest in others.

+ By 8 Months

  • Has begun taking soft solids from a spoon.
  • Is using a primitive chewing pattern with soft foods.
  • Can be fed sitting with some support.

+ By 12 Months

  • Liquids are primarily from a cup even though may still be breast or bottle feeding.
  • Eating coarsely chopped table foods including easily chewed meals.
  • Enjoys cookies, crackers, and cereals for snacks.

+ By 15 Months

  • Sitting unsupported for meals.
  • Foods now include most meats and many raw vegetables and fruits.
  • Drooling is not a problem unless teething.

+ By 18 Months

  • Enjoying most table foods safely.
  • Self feeding with some assistance.
  • Drinking from an open cup with some assistance and minimal loss of liquids.

+ By 2 Years

  • No loss of liquid when drinking and cup is removed.
  • Chews and swallows with no food or saliva loss.
  • Swallows solid foods, even those with combinations of texture, with lips closed.

+ By 2.5 Years

  • Eats the same foods as the rest of the family.
  • Drooling is not present.