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Feeding and Swallowing Therapy

Feeding and Swallow

Feeding and swallowing therapy can help children who have limited variety and textures in mealtimes.  

 Feeding therapy is conducted by therapists with extra training in helping child learn to eat or eat more efficiently.  

Feeing therapy can help those experiencing: 

  • difficulty gaining weight

  • spitting up or vomiting

  • cries, arches or is fussy while eating

  • refuses to eat/drink

  • has trouble coordinating breathing while eating/drinking

  • difficulty chewing 

Causes that can indicate a need for a feeding evaluation or feeding therapy include but are not limited to: 

  • Being premature or having a low birth weight

  • Reflux or other stomach problems

  • Breathing problems such as asthma

  • Cleft lip or palate

  • Muscle weakness in the face and neck

  • Medicines that make her sleepy or not hungry

  • Autism or sensory issues

  • Diagnoses like cerebral palsy, cystic fibrosis, Down’s Syndrome, meningitis

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