Oral Motor: Structural or muscular dysfunction affecting coordination, timing, and movement of the feeding system
Sensory Integration: Picky eater, limited diet base on sensory attributes of foods (taste, texture, temperature, color, appearance), brand specific food preference, or refusal to eat previously preferred foods
Behavioral: Disruptive mealtime behaviors, refusal to sit at table, refusal to eat, crying/screaming during meals, throwing food, or vomiting to get out of eating
Our customized feeding therapist's approach integrates the top research intervention strategies. Our personalized feeding therapy focuses on the whole child, including external and internal influences impacting the child’s feeding success.
We work with a range of clients from birth to young adults with single or multiple complex medical diagnoses.
Each child is unique and their deficit(s) can affect their family interaction, school work and self-esteem differently.
We encourage parent involvement throughout the course of treatment. Our in-home therapy makes it easy for parents to observe therapy sessions.
Speech Disorders: Impaired ability to produce speech (whole words, sound patterns, or isolated sounds) correctly or fluently, impacting the individual's speech intelligibility.
Language Disorders:Language encompasses spoken, written, and non-verbal communication. Language impairments impact an individual's ability to understanding others, expressing one's own thoughts, feelings, and intentions, and interpret non-verbal and social communication.
Feeding Risk Factors
Difficulty chewing & swallowing
Gagging / coughing
Weight loss / gain
Embarrassment / social isolation
Family stress during meals
Childhood development is an ongoing and dynamic process. We use a variety of tools to ensure a comprehensive feeding or speech evaluation and we continually assess the child's progress throughout the course of speech therapy or feeding therapy treatment.
Parents know their child better than anyone. Our belief is that family engagement in their child's speech, language, and feeding therapy is critical to a successful outcome.
Our therapists communicate with parents on every step of their child's speech & feeding therapy, and provide ongoing feedback on progress all along the way.
We use a combination of education and coaching to help parents learn how to reinforce their child's skill development and success at home and at school.
Our speech therapists use proven research-based treatment, combined with motivating activities give each child an opportunity to reach their full potential. Effective speech & communication is essential for the development of relations and is vital to learning, play and social interactions.
Speech & Language Risk Factors
Gramatically correct speech
Advocating for needs
Coorperative play skills