Some children have particular challenges when it comes to eating. Sometimes, these struggles are related to an underlying health issue or eating/feeding disorder. Feeding issues and picky eating can impact a child's weight, nutritional status, emotional wellbeing and psychosocial functioning.
Who is feeding therapy for?
Feeding therapy helps children overcome a variety of feeding challenges such as food refusal, picky eating, reduced food intake, food rigidity/anxiety and food selectivity by type or texture. Picky eaters and children with avoidant restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID) may significantly benefit from a non-pressured feeding therapy program.
I have received specialty pediatric training in the S.O.S Approach to Feeding for children who are picky and/or problem eaters. My approach to feeding issues is a multidisciplinary one. I work with a team of health care professionals including occupational therapists. Together, we determine the root cause of the child’s feeding challenges. It brings me so much pleasure to see children overcome their feeding challenges and families move towards happier and healthier mealtimes.
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See my feeding article in the Suburban: When picky eating becomes a problem.