Oral Motor Weakness
Pocketing of foods
Dysphagia (swallowing difficulty)
Oral leakage with liquids
What is feeding therapy? Feeding therapy helps infants and children with a wide array of feeding difficulties which may impact a child's nutrition, including Failure to Thrive or swallowing difficulties. We support a behavioral oral motor technique that uses a variety of exercises and specialized tools to develop awareness and strengthen and coordinate the oral muscles (lips, tongue, jaw). We target skills that help a child to safely chew and swallow a variety or flavored and textured foods, as well as, drink liquids without choking or aspirating.