Are you concerned about your child’s feeding?
It can be so frustrating when your child struggles with eating enough food, cannot eat a variety of foods, or chew food well enough to swallow it safely. Feeding difficulties can take a toll on you, your child, and your whole family, as meals become a source of stress.
I can help!
My approach to feeding therapy
I focus on your child's needs, to help them feel successful and happy at mealtimes.
I consult and coordinate with other professionals, as appropriate, to assure optimal care and results.
I provide home consults, as needed, to ensure carryover of skills into your home and family routine.
I provide a comprehensive approach to improve feeding skills including evaluation/therapy to address any medical, motor, sensory, behavioral and environmental issues impacting your child’s eating.
I work respectfully with parents to understand and address your concerns regarding your child’s eating, and to help you feel confident in your ability to help your child eat.
My Training and Experience
I completed an intensive 8-week training program at Columbia University and trained in the TR-eat® and CAN-EAT approaches as well as Beckman Oral Motor techniques. I have also attended a wide variety of other specialized courses provided by leaders in the field, giving me the tools to adapt therapy techniques to each individual child's needs.
Additionally, I have worked in coordination with many physicians, nurses, dieticians, occupational and physical therapists, other feeding therapists and with intensive in-patient feeding programs.
Most importantly, I have many years of experience working as a team with families to help their children learn to eat and enjoy a wider variety of foods.
Does my child need feeding therapy?
Your child may need feeding therapy if you see:
Delays in feeding milestones.
Weight loss or lack of weight gain.
Irritability surrounding meals.
Severe behavior problems related to feeding.
Food refusal or extreme selectivity about types of foods eaten.