Feeding

Does your child exhibit one or more of the following?

Ongoing poor weight gain

Choking, gagging or coughing during meals, or a history of traumatic choking incidents

Ongoing problems with vomiting

More than one incident of nasal reflux

History of eating and/or breathing coordination problems and frequent respiratory infections and/or chest colds

“Picky” about food preferences or has an aversion or avoidance of foods of certain textures or nutrition group

Unable to transition to baby food purees by 10 months of age

Unable to accept any table food solids by 12 months of age

Unable to transition from breast/bottle to a cup by 16 months of age

Cries and/or arches back through most meals

Family is fighting about food and feeding (meal time nightmares!). Child is usually difficult to feed by most individuals or family members

If your child demonstrates any of the descriptors above, please consider discussing it with your child’s pediatrician about a feeding evaluation. Your child may benefit from a thorough feeding and oral motor evaluation to determine if feeding therapy is right for your child!

We believe eating and nutrition to be very important and fun part of a child’s growth and development. So, here at Therapy Connections P.C., we utilize a combination of behavior modification, sensory integration, and food exploration in a safe and fun environment to address the feeding and nutritional issues that your child may be facing! We collaborate with a multi-disciplinary team involving (but not limited to) occupational therapists, registered dieticians, pediatricians, gastroenterologists, and–most important of all–parents and family members!