Feeding/swallowing THERAPY SERVICES for impairment resulting from  

  • Arching or stiffening the body during feeds
  • ​Irritability or lack of alertness during feeding
  • Refusing food or liquid
  • Failure to accept different textures of food (for example, only pureed foods or crunchy cereals)
  • Long feeding times for babies (more than 30 minutes)
  • Difficulty chewing
  • Difficulty breast feeding
  • Coughing or gagging during meals
  • Excessive drooling, or food or liquid coming out of the mouth or nose
  • Difficulty coordinating breathing with eating and drinking
  • Gurgly, hoarse or breathy voice quality (while eating or shortly after eating)
  • Recurring pneumonia or respiratory infections
  • Display disruptive mealtime behaviors
  • Eats a limited variety of foods 
  • Gag, cough or vomit when eating 
  • Gain weight slowly or have trouble gaining weight
  • Have trouble chewing, swallowing food and/or transitioning to foods of different textures 
  • Mostly take a bottle when sleeping
  • Need tube feedings for nutrition

Our speech-language pathologists and occupational therapists have received specialized training in a variety of feeding interventions including medical, motor, behavioral, and sensory approaches. We work together in both assessment and treatment to determine the best treatment approach/es to address your child's feeding impairment. We believe that every child and their feeding needs are different and not one approach will work for all children. That's why we tailor our treatment to fit the needs of your child and family. 



Your child may benefit from feeding/swallowing Therapy if he/she experiences any of the following:

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  • Airway disorders 
  • Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) 
  • Cerebral palsy 
  • Complex medical diagnoses 
  • Craniofacial anomalies (birth defects of the face and head, like cleft lip and palate)
  • Failure to thrive (when kids don’t gain weight or grow as expected)
  • Gastrointestinal (digestive) problems 
  • Oral-motor delays and deficits 
  • Tethered oral tissues (tongue/lip ties)
  • Dysphagia (oral, pharyngeal, esophageal)

Contact us for more information on how feeding/swallowing therapy could assist your child.