Feeding and Swallowing Therapy

Helping Every Child Thrive

For most of us, eating and swallowing is as natural as breathing—we don’t have to think about it. But for some children with pediatric feeding disorders, eating a meal isn’t that simple. At EBS Children’s Therapy, we believe that feeding challenges have very little to do with food. That’s why we take a multidisciplinary approach to treating your child. Our team of Speech, Occupational, Physical, and Behavior Therapists, as well as Psychologists look at everything, including medical influences, posture and strength, sensory and motor challenges, and learned patterns of behavior. As a result, we’re able to develop a customized treatment plan that targets the root causes of your child’s feeding and swallowing issues. Our team may recommend treatment here in our clinic and at home, to ensure parents have the knowledge they need to carry over skills learned.

Feeding and Swallowing Services:

  • Multidisciplinary Evaluation
  • Individual or group feeding treatment
  • Increasing acceptance of new foods or new food textures and temperatures
  • Increase strength and motor control
  • Behavior management techniques
  • Referral to other professionals, such as a dentist, nutritionist, or medical professional for medical intervention (such as medicine for reflux)

Disorders related to Feeding and Swallowing Problems

  • Dysphagia
  • Nervous system disorders (e.g., cerebral palsy, meningitis, encephalopathy)
  • Gastrointestinal conditions (e.g., reflux, “short gut” syndrome)
  • Prematurity and/or low birth weight
  • Cleft lip and/or palate
  • Conditions affecting the airway
  • Autism

Is my child a picky eater or a problem feeder?

See this checklist.