No matter the cause, when infants and children have difficulty feeding and swallowing, it can create serious health problems. The Children’s Institute is a leader in the treatment of feeding and swallowing disorders. From evaluation to treatment, families are invited to participate in therapy, which may include Speech Language Pathologists, occupational therapists, and/or certified dietitians.
Treatment can make a difference for children with feeding issues such as:
- Delays in oral motor skills: biting, chewing, swallowing, or drinking
- 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 total parenteral nutrition (TPN), IVs, or tube feeds
- Inability to eat new foods, add new food textures, or add new food groups