Feeding

Concerns: Infant feeding (breast/ bottle), transitioning to solids, “picky eating”, ARFID.

Feeding Disorders are characterized by difficulty during any part of the feeding process. It is typically characterized by abnormal eating and drinking patterns/behaviours atypical for the child’s age and development.

We provide services to ensure optimal oral motor development and optimal rest posture. We have therapists trained in Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy, which tackles Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders (OMDs), such as tongue thrust. Tongue thrust may cause issues with speech, swallowing, & feeding.

What is Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy?

Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy is used to re-educate the orofacial muscles and help correct functional disorders including mouth breathing, improper chewing, atypical swallowing and poor tongue rest position. OMDs are often unrecognized in children and can have an effect on breathing, swallow patterns, muscle tension and proper function of chewing foods. OMDs are a symptom of functional and structural changes that lead to abnormal growth and development of the facial structures.

Feeding concerns related to Oral Motor issues would fall under SLP and concerns related to Sensory issues would be with an OT. We can help you determine which specialist might be a better fit of your concern, please get in touch. 

  • Infant feeding (challenges with breast and/or bottle feeding
  • Starting solids (difficulty transitioning to solids or with transitioning to different textures)
  • Selective eaters 
  • Sara Rosenfeld-Johnson Oral Placement Therapy/Talk Tools™

  • Beckman Oral Motor Therapy

  • SOS Feeding Program

  • Orofacial Myology

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