Feeding Therapy
February 20, 2024

Woodstock Feeding Therapy

Does mealtime feel more like a battleground than a bonding experience? If your child struggles with picky eating, sensory sensitivities to food, or difficulties with chewing and swallowing, Woodstock Feeding Therapy can help. Bright Horizons Pediatric Speech Therapy provides compassionate, expert feeding therapy services for children in Woodstock, GA, and the surrounding areas.

What is Feeding Therapy?

Feeding therapy is a specialized service offered by speech-language pathologists (SLPs) who have additional training in addressing feeding and swallowing challenges in children. It goes beyond simply getting a child to eat; our SLPs help children develop a positive, healthy relationship with food.

Who Can Benefit from Feeding Therapy?

Woodstock feeding therapy can help children who experience:

  • Extreme Picky Eating: Refusal to try new foods or an extremely limited diet.
  • Sensory Aversions: Difficulties tolerating certain textures, smells, or tastes of food.
  • Oral-Motor Difficulties: Challenges with chewing, sucking, or swallowing.
  • Behavioral Feeding Problems: Tantrums, mealtime battles, gagging, or food refusal.
  • Medical Conditions: Feeding difficulties associated with prematurity, developmental delays, or other medical diagnoses.

How Does Bright Horizons Pediatric Speech Therapy Help?

  1. Comprehensive Evaluation: Our SLPs start with an in-depth assessment to understand the root causes of your child’s feeding challenges.
  2. Personalized Treatment Plan: We develop a plan tailored to your child’s specific needs, focusing on building positive experiences and expanding their food repertoire.
  3. Play-Based Therapy: We make therapy fun, using playful activities to build oral-motor skills, increase sensory tolerance, and reduce anxiety around food.
  4. Parent Collaboration We partner with parents to provide strategies, support, and resources to carry over progress into the home environment.

Signs Your Child May Benefit from Feeding Therapy

Consider seeking Woodstock feeding therapy if your child:

  • Has a very limited diet consisting of few food groups
  • Frequently gags, chokes, or vomits during meals
  • Shows extreme anxiety or tantrums around mealtimes
  • Has difficulty transitioning to textured foods or solids
  • Isn’t gaining weight or growing as expected

Unlock a Positive Relationship with Food

Feeding therapy with Bright Horizons Pediatric Speech Therapy can transform your child’s mealtime experiences. Our goal is to empower your child to explore food with curiosity, expand their palate, and develop the skills necessary for healthy and enjoyable eating habits.

Take the First Step

If you’re concerned about your child’s feeding development, don’t hesitate to reach out. Early intervention is crucial for helping children overcome feeding difficulties and establish healthy eating patterns. Contact us today to schedule an evaluation or to learn more about our Woodstock feeding therapy services.

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