About Feeding Therapy
Good nutrition is necessary to promote optimal growth and development. Children experiencing difficulties related to feeding and mealtimes can experience adverse affects due to decreased overall nutritional intake, which can negatively impact quality of life.
How will feeding therapy help your child?
Low oral motor tone and difficulty with tongue lateralization can lead to chewing and swallowing difficulties. This may also lead to decreased endurance for chewing activities resulting in minimal food consumption or fatigue during mealtime.
Heightened gag reflex due to physical or cognitive issues (i.e. anxiety surrounding food due to previous trauma). Children also may tend to stuff or pocket food, increasing the risk of choking or aspiration.