We address the issue using a variety of efficient therapy protocols. These protocols are based on the knowledge of cranial innervation to facial musculature, understanding stability of articulators and their coordinating movement patterns along with bridging feeding skills to clear articulation. We offer support and strategies to help reduce anxiety around eating and that increase a safe and happy emotional response to food.
We address the physical challenges of oral management of the food, safe timely swallow response and increasing jaw, lip and tongue stability to accept multiple textures safely. Our therapy methods have been very successful in helping children with a range of diagnoses including Down Syndrome (see important article here), Autism, CP, food anxiety or picky eating/behavioral feeding challenges. We address the underlying foundation and continously investigate why these children are not eating or having challenges and create a unique plan for your child.
We utilize a team approach with Speech Pathology and Occupational Therapy. Working on the foundational skills for eating and drinking safely also requires working on the foundational stability and postural support within the body. Combining these two specialties is extremely powerful for lasting change.
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My baby is very difficult to soothe and hates tummy time. Should I think about therapy for her?
My daughter is anxious and has a really hard time joining in social situations or playing with kids her own age. She doesn’t have a diagnosis, but I’m worried. Should I think about therapy for her?
My child has sensory processing challenges. His clothes have to be just right. He can’t stand certain types of movement, puts everything in his mouth, and he’s always crashing into things. Can you help?
I have general concerns regarding my child’s development, my doctor say he will grow out of it, is there something I can do now?
My son has a very difficult time paying attention, following directions, and reading. Could you help me figure out why he has these challenges and give us tools to help him?
My child doesn’t like certain foods and seems to be very selective when it comes to eating. He has a hard time chewing things. Would therapy help?