Mission: to teach children with sensory processing disorder, food allergies and difficulty eating that eating is fun and to educate the families how to have family meals and how to feed their child with sensory processing disorder including shopping and cooking. The feeding clinic will also educate doctors on the myths of feeding and how to address the myths.
As therapists and parents, we have so badly wanted our clients and kids to eat that we have tried almost anything. As parents you may even feel that you have tried everything... rewards, bribes, begging, etc. Some things may have worked, if only for a while, and some things didn't, but the child is still struggling with eating. Now, it's time to look at what we may have done wrong and how to approach the child with new tools that are proven effective.
The feeding clinic is made up of occupational therapists (OT), speech therapists (ST), registered dietitians (RD) and outside consultants from the mental health field such as a individual with their Masters of Social Work (MSW), a psychologist and an M.D.
Our therapists implement the S.O.S. (Sequential Oral Sensory) Approach to Feeding (Kay A. Toomey, Ph.D., Author).
We specialize in the treatment of these issues:
Failure to Thrive
Oral Motor Difficulties
Feeding Sensory Issues
Includes both Individual and Group Sessions
Individual Session: parent must be present for each session
Group Session: parents receive support from other parents and education through ST and OT training videos, shopping trips and hand outs.