WOULD YOUR CHILD BENEFIT FROM FEEDING THERAPY?
Read through this list of “red flags” for feeding difficulties. The more questions you answer “yes” to, the more likely your child can benefit from feeding therapy!
DOES YOUR CHILD…
- Have ongoing poor weight gain or weight loss?
- Have ongoing choking, gagging, or coughing during meals?
- Have ongoing problems with vomiting?
- Avoid all foods in a specific texture (wet, squishy, crunchy, etc.)
- Have less than 20 foods that they are able to consistently eat?
HAS YOUR CHILD HAD…
- More than one incident of nasal reflux (vomiting or spitting up out their nose?)
- A traumatic choking incident, where the child choked on something and then stopped eating certain foods?
- A history of eating and breathing coordination problems, with ongoing respiratory issues?
HAVE YOU (AS A PARENT OR CAREGIVER..
- Reported child as being “picky” at 2 or more well-child check ups?
- Reported infant cries and/or arches back at most meals?
- Felt like mealtimes are a battle, and that you are always fighting about food with your child?
- Reported that your child is difficult for everyone to feed?
- Had a history of an eating disorder, in addition to having a child who is not meeting weight gain goals? (NOTE: parents are not viewed as causing the feeding problem in their child, but may be more stressed and need extra support around meals)
If you answered “yes” to any of the questions, feeding therapy can help! The earlier you begin, the better!!
Our feeding therapists are qualified to identify feeding issues from infants to older kids. Issues can include difficulty with swallowing phases or food aversion. Using a variety of techniques (oral motor, sensory, behavioral), our therapists will work with families to provide help. .
Summer intensive camps
Camps during the summer allow our clients more time to practice their speech sounds and language development while engaging in fun activities with others. Themes include, drama, science, building and art.
We offer an interactive therapy model within our clinic. All of our therapy rooms are designed for individual and/or group therapy. This allows for multiple communication environments and partners.
Observation & Consultation
Our therapists can observe your child at school or home to provide strategies to assist in meeting their speech, language and academic goals.
We offer evaluations for all areas of speech and language productions and understanding. Our assessments are performed by a team using standardized scores, language sampling (formal and play based) as well as checklists and observations.
Social Skills group
Communicating socially is a primary focus at Crown Pediatric. Initiating conversation, maintaining topics and talking with others along with transferring these skills to school, home or play is a necessary skill. We offer weekly social skills groups to facilitate learning these skills.