focuses on improving a child's ability to successfully and safely eat a variety of different foods. Feeding therapy may work on self-feeding skills, sensory processing, oral motor skills, and/or acceptance of new or less-preferred food items to expand a child's food repertoire and diet. Services are provided by either an Occupational Therapist (OT) or Speech ­Language Pathologist (SLP). Therapists utilize evidence-based strategies to evaluate and provide skilled therapy to children with a variety of different needs and ability levels.

Ability to Eat Safely

2

Interacting with Various Food

Tastes, Textures, and Temperatures

3

Oral Motor Skills

4

Self-feeding Skills

5

Sensory Processing

6

Utensil Use

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A child may be appropriate for feeding therapy if they have a limited diet, only eat certain food items, avoid or refuse certain tastes, textures, or temperatures, and/or exhibit gagging/choking while eating. A child may also be appropriate for services if they are having difficulty feeding themselves safely and independently.

 

Our clinic provides feeding therapy services to children with a variety of different needs and/or diagnoses, including but not limited to: children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down syndrome, developmental delays, genetic conditions, ADHD, sensory processing disorders, learning disabilities, and more.

 

For more information on our feeding therapy services, please contact: 

info@autismmatters.net or call us at 952-544-0349. 

 

Links for more information: 

 

Feeding and Swallowing Disorders in Children 

Is my child appropriate for feeding therapy?