One-on-One Feeding Sessions
During a one-on-one feeding session, the licensed occupational therapist can assist a child with a wide variety of feeding difficulties and help them learn to enjoy their daily mealtime. The therapist will work with a child on a structured feeding program designed specifically for their individual feeding concerns. Such feeding issues may include but are not limited to:
- Food refusal
- Oral sensory sensitivity
- Oral motor weakness and other oral motor delays
- Limited food repertoire
- Food phobias or anxieties
By addressing the individual needs of a child with feeding difficulties, the therapist can make mealtimes in both the home and community settings more enjoyable for a child and their family, as well improve the child’s nutritional health and address safety concerns for children with poor oral motor control.