Our specialists have years of experience working with feeding challenges and can help to provide further medical work up, investigating the cause of feeding challenges, we are able to assess feeding safety. We can assist with the management of tube feeding and weaning fromfeeding tubes when the time is right. We provide therapy to help parents and children gain skills, confidence and positive interactions that promote improved food intake.

Medical issues which impact feeding may include:

Examples of signs that may indicate feeding problems include:

  • Coughing, choking, or gagging during a meal
  • Poor weight gain
  • Vomiting
  • Total or partial food refusal
  • Mouth weakness
  • Difficulty chewing or swallowing
  • Resistance to food textures
  • Behavior concerns at mealtime