Feeding Therapy

Are meal times frustrating and difficult for your family? Many children with feeding problems demonstrate difficulty drinking from a bottle or cup, eating solid foods and gaining weight. Our team approach will complete a comprehensive evaluation of the child's feeding skills and will implement a fun, functional and positive plan for the problem eaters and their families.

Feeding Therapy is designed to help children improve their acceptance of new or undesired foods and improve their sensory and oral motor feeding skills. A qualified Occupational Therapist and/or a qualified Speech-Language Pathologist will complete a comprehensive evaluation of the child's feeding skills and a team approach is implemented to develop a fun and functional plan for the problem eaters and their families. 

Goals of Feeding Therapy include:

  • Learning to have positive food experiences and reduced anxieties surrounding foods
  • Increasing the variety of foods a child will eat for improved nutrition
  • Improving strength, tone, and coordination of muscles needed for eating and drinking
  • Being able to enjoy meals as a family at home or at restaurants

Download our Feeding brochure