The Sequential Oral Sensory Approach to Feeding: Picky Eaters or Problem Feeders
The approach combines sensory, motor, oral, behavioral/learning, medical, and nutritional factors and approaches in order to fully evaluate and manage children with feeding/growth problems.
We always perform a complete oral motor and oral mechanism exam to determine the strength and abilities of the facial muscles to assess if it is impacting a child’s eating.
Feeding Therapy for Infants: What are the Warning Signs?
- If your infant always throwing up bottles?
- Does your infant have reflux?
- Does your infant have poor latching when breast feeding?
- Do you feel as though your infant isn’t eating enough?
- Does your infant cough frequently?
- Does your infant cry when when feeding?
- Is your infant not gaining weight?
- Are you looking for specific bottles to help support feeding?
- Are you looking for bottles to feed your child that works the best for your child?
- Does your child have lots of gas and cries frequently from discomfort of gas?
Feeding Therapy for Babies and Toddlers: What are the Warning Signs?
- Are you having a struggle transitioning from a bottle to baby foods and first foods?
- Do you described your baby or toddler as “picky?”
- Does your child have a hard time chewing and swallowing?
- Is your baby or toddler refusing to try new foods?
- Is your baby or toddler unable to chew and swallow food safely?
- Is your baby or toddler gagging?
- Does your baby or toddler cries when trying new foods?
- Is your baby or toddler not eating enough for meals?
- Is your baby or toddler only eating a few pieces of food then saying “all done” or ” I am full?”
- Are you making more than one meal at night because your toddler refuses to eat what others are eating?
Feeding Therapy for Children: What are the warning signs?
- Is your child considered a “picky eater”?
- Does your child refuse to eat something because of the way foods smells, tastes, feels, or how it looks?
- Is your child unwilling to try new foods?
- Does your child gag by looking or smelling food?
- Does your child only eat a few foods over and over again?
- Are you making more than one meal for dinner and lunch time because your child refuses to eat what you are eating?
- Does your child get to the table and say “all done” before eating anything?
- Is mealtime always a battle?
Feeding Therapy for Teens: What are the Warning Signs?
- Only eating a smaller variety of foods
- Avoiding foods because aversions to textures, smells, tastes, and how food looks
- Avoiding foods because it is too difficult to eat?
- Avoiding social situations because they don’t eat what others are eating?
- Is your children considered a “picky eater?”
- Are you making more than one meal at night so your children will eat?