A feeding disorder can develop due to medical conditions, anatomical abnormality, or sensory sensitivities. Problems with gathering food in the mouth, with sucking or chewing, as well as problems with swallowing may indicate a feeding impairment. Feeding therapy targets the appropriate use of oral structures for safe eating and acceptance of various food tastes and textures, to assist a child in obtaining necessary nutrition.
Our speech therapists, at times working in conjunction with
nutritional and /or psychology colleagues, work to determine if
your “fussy eater” has oral sensitivities, oral motor problems,
nutritional deficiencies or behavioral issues interfering with their
willingness to eat a nutritionally sound and healthful diet. Once
the problem is isolated, we will assist parents in finding the most
appropriate and least stressful ways of expanding your child’s