Feeding & Swallowing

OTA’s multi-disciplinary Pediatric Feeding Program offers an intensive, individualized therapy for children with oral sensory and/or medically based feeding disorders including:

  • Limited intake
  • Failure to thrive
  • Sensitivities to taste/texture
  • Oral motor and chewing disorders
  • Problem meal time behavior
  • Self feeding.

What services do we provide?

  • Evaluation
  • Individual Treatment
  • Learning at Mealtimes
    Children increase tolerance of taste/texture through sensory play, discover the “joy of eating”, and improve oral-motor skills. Ask about our Toddler, Pre-School, School Age & Kids With Tubes Programs
  • Feeding Consultation
    Assessment, consultation and training for schools, early childhood centers and community agencies
  • Parent Education
    Understand the interplay of sensory processing, oral motor skills and social interaction. Learn strategies to help make every meal a “happy meal”

Who would benefit from these services?

Children who present with:

  • Oral Sensory/Motor-based Feeding Disorders
  • Prematurity
  • Neuro-Motor Disorders
  • Delayed Acquisition of Feeding Skills
  • Feeding Tubes
  • Medically Fragile
  • Reflux
  • Failure to Thrive
  • Craniofacial Anomalies
  • Head Injury
  • Traumatic Injuries