Feeding and Swallowing Therapy

Our Approach

There are many reasons why children have problems with feeding. Some may have a physical challenge that makes it hard to chew or swallow. Other children may dislike flavors or textures or be distracted by their environment, making it difficult for them to get adequate nutrition. Our providers will work with you and your child to determine the cause of feeding problems and develop a treatment plan.

Conditions we treat

  • Abnormalities of mouth or throat that interfere with feeding
  • Aversion to certain foods, textures and colors
  • Behavioral issues
  • Choking, gagging or coughing when eating
  • Delayed developmental feeding milestones
  • Difficulty transitioning from liquids or soft foods to textured foods
  • Failure to thrive due to motor delays
  • Feeding issues related to premature birth or developmental delays
  • Feeding issues related to reflux
  • Lack of appetite
  • Picky eating
  • Slow or inadequate weight gain
  • Sucking, chewing and swallowing difficulties
  • Tube feed transitions