Determining if a Child is a Candidate for Feeding Therapy

If the child shows the following signs and symptoms, he or she may be a candidate for feeding therapy:

  • Ongoing weight loss or poor weight gain
  • Recurrent choking, gagging, coughing, or vomiting during meals
  • Difficulty achieving developmental milestones for feeding (e.g., weaning from bottles, transitioning to table food and/or higher textures of solid foods)
  • Tantrums and crying during mealtimes
  • Extremely limited variety of foods
  • Oral motor difficulties and delays
  • Sensory difficulties related to food
  • Dependence on gastronomy (g-tube) or nasogastric (NG) tube feedings

For more information or to schedule an evaluation for your child, contact us.