Feeding Therapy in Thibodaux
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Skills We Address in Feeding Therapy
Help your child find their appetite and achieve a more robust nutritional balance with Feeding Therapy at Sensory Solutions. Our therapy plans are tailored to each child’s specific needs and goals, creating an individualized plan that works for everyone!
- Reflux, stomach problems
- Low birth weight or premature
- Sensory difficulties
- Behavior difficulties
Does your child need a feeding therapy assessment?
Are you in search for some relief from your child’s fussy feeding time? There may be an underlying cause to their feeding difficulties. Here are a some signs feeding time stress might exist and therapy may be beneficial.
- Coughs or gags during meals
- Eats only certain textures (i.e. crunchy, soft, etc.)
- Has problems chewing
- Takes a long time to eat
- Refuses to eat or drink
- Cries of fusses when feeding
- Is not gaining weight or growing
- Accepts limited foods
Feeding Therapy FAQ's
Feeding therapy entails much more than simply “teaching a child to eat.” Feeding therapists work closely with patients and their families to determine the source of your child’s difficulties, and they develop precise therapies to make the entire process of eating easier and more enjoyable.
During an evaluation, the therapist will:
- Ask what concerns you have about your child’s feeding and swallowing.
- Ask about your child’s developmental and medical history.
- See how well your child can eat and swallow.
If you slowly offer foods with more texture over time, it provides your child the opportunity to develop their biting and chewing skills. Very young children with front teeth can bite off food, but they may not be able to grind it effectively into smaller pieces until their baby molars have come through.
Having a lack of interest in eating or an issue receiving the proper amount of nutrition are nonspecific symptoms seen in newborns and young infants that can result from many conditions, including infection, metabolic disorders, genetic disorders, structural abnormalities, and neurological disorders.