Our clinic offers feeding therapy services for infants, children, and teens. Our team of highly skilled therapists are certified in the SOS Approach (Sequential Oral Sensory Approach) and The Beckman Oral Feeding Protocol to improve oral motor deficits.
If you child is struggling to eat, our skilled team of therapists can get your child the help they need for mealtime
The Beckman Oral Motor approach addresses oral motor skills that are critical to basic functions and even occur when we are asleep, such as controlling secretions, swallowing, and maintaining alignment of the oral structures so that breathing is not interrupted. For more information about this approach please visit https://www.beckmanoralmotor.com/index.php
The SOS approach involves introducing foods in a playful environment that allows children to explore and engage in discovering new tastes, smells, and textures. The goal is to create a positive and enjoyable experience with food and meal times. Our therapists work closely with parents to increase carry over from the clinic to home and promote a well-rounded feeding environment.
PICKY EATER -Decreased range/variety of foods but will eat > 30 foods -Foods lost due to “burn out” usually regained after 2 weeks -Tolerates new foods on plate and usually can touch or taste -Eats > 1 food from most all food texture groups or nutrition groups -Typically eats WITH family but frequently eats different foods than family -Sometimes reported as “picky eater” at well child checks PROBLEM EATER - Restricted range or variety of foods, usually < 20 -Foods lost are NOT re-acquire -Cries/falls apart with new foods -Refuses entire categories of food textures or nutrition group- -Usually eats different foods than family and often eats ALONE -Persistently reported as “picky eater” across multiple well child checks
We at CTS understand that it does not matter why your child is not eating, the stress that comes from being unable to get your child successfully fed is enormous and we are here for it. Let us join your family team and take this challenge on together.