Our clinic offers feeding therapy services for infants to young adults. We have therapists on staff whom are certified in the SOS Approach (Sequential Oral Sensory Approach) and The Beckman Oral Feeding Protocol to improve oral motor deficits. If your child is struggling to eat, these therapists can help improve skills for mealtime. 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. These 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
The Beckman Oral Motor approach addresses oral motor skills are critical to basic functions that occur even 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 visit https://www.beckmanoralmotor.com/index.php