Feeding and

Children We Serve

Many medical conditions can impact a child’s feeding and swallowing. Children who receive services from our clinic include those diagnosed with:

  • Dysphagia
  • Oral motor feeding difficulties
  • Cleft palate
  • Heart conditions
  • Respiratory conditions
    • Use of supplemental oxygen
    • Tracheostomy placement
  • Reactive Airway Disease (RAD) or asthma
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)
  • Anxiety
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID)
  • Seizures
  • Cerebral palsy (CP)
  • Brain injuries
  • Stroke (CVA)
  • Macro and microcephaly
  • Down syndrome
  • Prematurity
  • Reflux
  • Vision or hearing impairments
  • Failure to Thrive
  • Developmental Delays
    • fine and gross motor delays
    • speech delays
    • cognitive delays
  • Genetic conditions & chromosomal mutations, deletions, or duplications

Feeding Difficulties We Treat:

  • Spitting foods out or foods leaking from the mouth
  • Difficulty learning to chew and bite
  • Difficulty with breastfeeding or bottle feeding
  • Transition from tube feeding to eating by mouth
  • Increasing the kinds of foods your child will eat
  • Moving from liquids or puréed foods to solid foods
  • Growth or nutrition concerns
  • Difficulty with the ability to sit or remain upright to eat
  • Difficulty with self-feeding
  • Introduction of cup drinking and utensils
  • Gagging, choking, or coughing during eating
  • Tantrums during meals or refusal to sit at mealtimes
  • Picky or selective eating

Our clinic sees children with a many different medical diagnoses and feeding challenges. If you have questions about how our clinic can specifically help your child with eating, please contact us.

We do require medical clearance from your child’s physician before scheduling an appointment. Our staff will assist you in getting medical clearance.