Pediatric feeding therapy evaluates and treats the oral motor dysfunctions, taste/texture transition difficulties and abnormal mealtime behaviors that affect approximately 25-30% of all children and up to 80% of children with developmental disabilities. Theraplay is part of a multidisciplinary evaluation team that can include a pediatrician, gastroenterologist, nutritionist, occupational therapist, speech therapist and behaviorist. Theraplay therapists consult with appropriate medical and therapy staff to ensure children are developing safe and healthy feeding patterns.
*May include additional diagnoses. Please contact us for specific questions.
A feeding evaluation with a Theraplay occupational or speech therapist may include the following:
“My son literally squeals in delight when he gets to the entrance of Theraplay. We especially love Mary Rita and Marissa who are the two PTs that he usually sees. They seem like they really care about him and have always handled our questions with grace and positivity. We also see Elisabeth for feeding and she has helped us to make terrific progress in that area. I want to pass on my kudos for the whole group!”
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