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Treatments for Feeding and Swallowing Disorders in Children

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It's not easy for a young child to simply outgrow a feeding disorder. Feeding disorders are often associated with and affected by medical and/or developmental factors. Even when medical and developmental factors are identified and appropriately managed, children with feeding disorders often continue to struggle with eating and drinking in positive and age-appropriate ways. 

When traditional feeding therapy has not been successful, children may require more intensive treatment. Evidence strongly supports the use of interdisciplinary treatment approaches in overcoming significant feeding challenges. The Intensive Feeding Program offers this type of coordinated care, drawing on expertise from behavioral psychology, occupational and/or speech-language pathology, nutrition, and medicine.

Although specific to each child and family, the Intensive Feeding Program targets a variety of treatment goals including decreased use of or elimination of supplements and/or tube feedings, reduced or eliminated behavioral disruptions associated with mealtimes, broadened variety of foods accepted, increased volume of food/drink consumed, and enhanced oral-motor and feeding skill development. 

Depending on your child’s needs, he or she may participate in one of three programs, all situated in a fun, upbeat and developmentally appropriate setting.