Feeding Therapy

Abilitations speech and occupational therapists are experts in addressing your child’s feeding therapy needs by using a multi-disciplinary approach to help your child reach their goals.

Speech therapists approach feeding needs by evaluating and addressing how your child swallows, chews, and how they move their tongue in their mouth. Occupational therapists use a sensory-based approach to food to address aversions with certain textures.

How Can Feeding Therapy Help Your Child?

Feeding therapy can help improve a broad range of areas pertaining to feeding, such as:

  • Increasing muscles of the mouth
  • Improving tongue movement
  • Improving the ability to chew food
  • Helping with the variety of foods your child will eat
  • Assisting with participating in more meals
  • Helping with sensory issues
  • Collaborate with the feeding team at major medical facilities

Speech and occupational therapists are highly trained to assess feeding in children of all ages. They will work with you to set goals for your child to help them reach their developmental milestones. Our team of pediatric therapists is experienced in providing all the guidance you need to set your child up for success and improve their feeding needs.

Signs Your Child May Benefit From Feeding Therapy

If your child:

  • Refuses certain foods/liquids
  • Avoids mealtime
  • Stiffens/arches their back during feeding
  • Takes a long time to eat/drink
  • Coughs or gags during eating
  • Gets stuffy during feeding
  • Not gaining weight
  • Demonstrates increased behavior during mealtime.