No matter the cause, when infants and children have feeding and swallowing difficulties, it can create serious health problems. The Children’s Institute is a recognized leader in the treatment of feeding and swallowing disorders. From evaluation to treatment, families are encouraged to participate in therapy, which may include speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, and nutrition counseling.
Treatment can make a difference for children with feeding issues such as:
- Delays in oral motor skills, such as being unable to chew or drink from a bottle
- Sensory issues such as being unable to tolerate a texture or taste in the mouth
- Feeding and swallowing disorders associated with medical conditions
- Social or behavioral problems that impact eating
- Transition from dependency on IV (total parental nutrition or TPN) or tube feeding
- Lack of progression to eating additional food groups and textures