All of our therapists are fully licensed and receive regularly scheduled training and education to ensure their services are of the highest quality.
Several of our Occupational Therapists and Speech-Language Pathologists are trained in the area of feeding. They evaluate and treat children and adults with feeding concerns, including swallowing difficulties, decreased respiratory/cardio endurance, food refusals, food aversions, and dependency on tube feeds. They provide training in use of adaptive equipment. Treatment takes into account the needs of the family (outside of and during mealtime) and the needs of the client. Eating, whether by tube or by mouth, should be safe and should not hurt!
A Feeding Therapist will evaluate and treat difficulties in one or more the following areas:
- Oral Motor Abilities (strength and coordination of the oropharyngeal swallowing system)
- Sensory System - our sensory system influences how and what we enjoy (sight, smell, touch, and taste of food)
- Food Exploration
- Postural Strength and Control
- Adaptive Equipment