We provide intensive feeding therapy
for children from 9 months to 5 years of age. We work with children with a variety of medical diagnosis (e.g., gastroesophageal reflux, failure to thrive, cardiac and pulmonary conditions). In addition, we also provide treatment for children with autism who display food selectivity by type and texture.
Treatment is provided in the child's natural environment. Our therapists travel all over South Florida to provide state of the art treatment to children. We are committed to providing individualized treatment using an interdisciplinary approach. In addition to our team, we also work very closely with the child's existing medical team (e.g., physicians, speech therapists, occupational therapists, special educators) to optimize treatment.
A feeding disorder is characterized by difficulties with eating or drinking that may affect weight or nutrition. This problem may include food or fluid refusal or selectivity. Some children may be dependent on tube feedings or bottle feedings to grow.
A feeding disorder may be accompanied by behavior problems during mealtime (e.g., tantrums). In addition, some children may display skill deficits such as an inability to chew or swallow foods. Finally, medical problems such as vomiting may also be evident in children with feeding disorders. These problems may arise at any time during childhood.
Our team aims to support healthy eating habits and transform mealtimes into successful experiences.
Our lead feeding therapist focuses on oral-motor concerns, provides comprehensive evaluation and intervention services to support the child and the family with feeding difficulties.