Feeding Therapy

Eating has been a growing concern with parents of young children. Feeding therapy helps children learn how to eat or how to eat better.

Feeding Therapy
When your child is eating, there are times when he/she may;
  • Gag at the sight and/or smell of the food
  • Be a picky eater (likes to eat only specific food)
  • Deny eating food altogether
  • Spit the food out
  • Tend to choke when trying to chew or swallow food
  • Vomit at the taste of food
  • Only be interested in bottle feeding
  • Only eat with distractions like TV time, phones, videos
  • Not feed themselves when they can

Feeding Therapy is your answer to these concerns!

How does this therapy approach work?

  • It allows the child to break down the negative mental block with food.
  • It creates new, successful and fun food experiences for children.
  • It works through the sensory sensitivities that are hampering a child’s nutrition.
  • It works on the child’s active participation during meal time.
  • It works on the child’s oral motor impairments.
  • It allows the child to learn the required hand skills to manipulate the food.

Are all these really a problem? Or are these children being difficult?

Feeding is not as simple as eating the food placed in front. It is an experience that begins with the smell of food, to seeing it, then picking it up, to putting it into the mouth, to chewing the food and then finally swallowing it.

This entire process therefore involves the use and coordination of many muscles to manipulate the food/liquid in the mouth.

Feeding Therapy

Children develop problems with feeding, eating, and swallowing as a result of;

  • Medical conditions: cerebral palsy, downs syndrome, other genetic conditions
  • Delayed Oral motor skills: developmental delays
  • Sensorimotor: sensory processing disorder, autism spectrum disorder
  • Behavioural difficulties

What is feeding therapy?

In the simplest terms, feeding therapy helps children learn how to eat or how to eat better.

Problems with feeding, eating, and swallowing are caused by multiple underlying factors. We provide direct intervention for these difficulties to improve functional participation in mealtimes.

How is feeding intervention done?

An evaluation is completed first, which usually consists of observing the child eat and interviewing the parent. Goals are written that guide the direction of therapy. The goals are usually specific and include the parents’ concerns.

Depending on the child’s underlying challenges, you may see your child participating in sensory integration activities or completing exercises to strengthen the muscles they need for eating.

We provide feeding therapy on a one-on-one basis or in a group setting. We have noticed that a group dynamic is very motivating for these kids. We work closely with families to ensure carryover within their daily routine.

Feeding Therapy
Feeding Therapy

How is feeding intervention done?

An evaluation is completed first, which usually consists of observing the child eat and interviewing the parent. Goals are written that guide the direction of therapy. The goals are usually specific and include the parents’ concerns.

Depending on the child’s underlying challenges, you may see your child participating in sensory integration activities or completing exercises to strengthen the muscles they need for eating.

We provide feeding therapy on a one-on-one basis or in a group setting. We have noticed that a group dynamic is very motivating for these kids. We work closely with families to ensure carryover within their daily routine.

If you are looking to seek help for your child’s feeding related concerns, connect with us on 9769611844 or email us at reach_tcfc@gmail.com