What is Feeding Therapy?

❓Are you considering pursuing or starting feeding therapy soon with your child? Did you know that for feeding therapy, your child will likely see a Speech-Language Pathologist, an Occupational Therapist, or maybe even both?!

❓You might be wondering a little bit about what happens during feeding therapy and what things we work on! Here are a few: [keep in mind your child may not need help in all of these areas, but your therapist(s) should be sure to talk about them with you!]

✅ training oral motor skills (improving tongue, lip, mouth strength/coordination) for better eating and drinking skills

✅ improving their toleration of a variety of textures/sensory input

✅ developing fine motor skills for using utensils

✅ working on drinking from a variety of cups

✅transitioning to solid foods

✅ increasing the range of foods they interact with/eat

✅ assisting families in developing mealtime strategies

✅ assisting your child in being comfortable and seated for mealtimes

and so much more! Please feel free to reach out with any questions!

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