FEEDING THERAPY

End mealtime struggles! Set your child up with the tools they need for a lifetime of feeding success. Unsure of what and how to feed your child? Dana will provide a step- by- step guide, and coach you through the process. 

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WHAT IS A FEEDING DISORDER? AND IS YOUR CHILD A CANDIDATE?

It has been reported that 25% of all children have some form of feeding disorder.  This number increases in children with developmental delays.

If your child shows the following signs and symptoms, they may be a candidate for feeding therapy:

  • Difficulty achieving developmental milestones for feeding (e.g., weaning from bottles, transitioning to table food and/or higher textures of solid foods)

  • Tantrums and crying during mealtimes

  • Extremely limited variety of foods

  • Oral motor difficulties and delays

  • Sensory difficulties related to food

  • Ongoing weight loss or poor weight gain

  • Recurrent choking, gagging, coughing, or vomiting during meals

  • Dependence on gastronomy (g-tube) or nasogastric (NG) tube feedings