Feeding therapy at ACCESS is led by occupational therapists and speech-language pathologists who are specially-trained in various approaches, including:
- SOS Approach to Feeding
- Talk Tools
- Beckman Oral Motor Protocol
- Food Chaining
Our therapists also specialize in helping children transition off of tube feedings, sensory aversions, bottle feeding, home/parent trainings, oral motor milestones, and more.
During an initial feeding evaluation, our primary goal is to be a “detective” for your child’s feeding difficulties. Taking the team approach to feeding allows us to look at all aspects of the eating process and determine where a breakdown is occurring. It is incredibly important to find the underlying causes of a feeding difficulty, whether it be oral motor deficits, sensory aversions, or a mix of both. This in-depth evaluation approach helps us to determine which therapy discipline (occupational therapy, speech therapy, or both) can most effectively treat your child's feeding issues.