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Mighty Munchers - Pediatric Feeding Program

We understand that when your child can’t or won’t eat, meal times quickly become the most stressful parts of the day.  Our feeding team will work with your family to build the skills necessary for feeding by providing education and instruction on how to improve your child’s ability to eat.  

Feeding Team Highlights

  • Multidisciplinary evaluation including speech-language pathologists and occupational therapists
  • Strong focus on family involvement and generalization of skills into the home environment
  • Therapists are trained in multiple oral motor/sensory/feeding approaches
  • Specialized program developed based on child’s needs
  • Individualized treatment sessions
  • Parent and family education

Consider an evaluation if your child has one or more of the following

  • Limited food range
  • Avoids certain food textures or food groups
  • Difficulty transitioning from pureed to table foods
  • Mealtimes are stressful and often prolonged
  • Tantrums or other problem mealtime behaviors
  • Delayed self-feeding skills
  • Difficulty drinking from an open cup after 2.5 years
  • Ongoing concerns with weight gain
  • Difficulty sucking, swallowing or chewing
  • Exhibits gagging, choking, and/or coughing during mealtimes
  • Child has been diagnosed with a disorder involving known muscle weakness components (e.g. Down Syndrome or Cerebral Palsy)