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Feeding & Swallowing

Our therapist's having training in the following: 

IAOM trained in Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy

Sequential Oral Sensory Feeding Approach (SOS)

VitaStim Training

MBSImP: The Modified Barium Swallow Impairment Profile


You or your loved one could have a swallowing problem if the are experiencing the following:

  • frequent coughing or wet sounding voice after eating or drinking

  • drooling or poor mouth control 

  • food or liquid remaining in the mouth after the swallow 

  • multiple swallows per bite 

  • needing lots of water during meals to assist with swallowing 

  • difficulty keeping lips closed when eating, resulting in leakage from the mouth 

  • food and/or liquids leaking from the nose

  • complaints of food or pills getting “stuck” in their throat 

  • feeling or complaining of a "lump" or "fullness" in the neck

  • complaints of pain when swallowing

  • coughing during or right after eating or drinking

  • difficulty coordinating breathing and swallowing

  • needing more time to eat or drink

  • changes in eating habits—specifically, avoidance of certain foods/drinks

  • weight loss or dehydration from not being able to eat enough.



Parents, YOU are often the first to detect feeding problem in your child. 

As an infant, your child could experience difficulty with:

  • latching to breastfeed

  • sucking on a bottle nipple and requiring a large hole

  • reflux, colic, and excessive burping

  • excessive air intake while feeding -gassy belly or constipation 

  • fatigue while feeding (falls asleep often)

  • taking a long time to eat (longer than ____ minutes)

  • “Clicking” noise while nursing or feeding from a bottle

  • failure to empty the breast

As your child matures you may detect difficulty with:

  • chewing and preferring certain food consistencies

  • drinking from a cup (prolonged sippy cup use)

  • choking or gagging on food products

  • excessive drooling (drooling present during play or non-eating/drinking activities)

  • inability to keep food in the mouth (messy eating)

  • avoiding certain food textures 

  • Your child placing food in the left or right side of mouth with his/her fingers vs. taking regular bites 

  • Your child using fingers to push food in mouth off of lips vs using tongue to clear food off lips 

If you don't see what you're looking for about our feeding and swallowing therapy, not sure if this is the right fit for you, or have further questions please contact us.

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