Get your child back on track with strengthened oral muscles and improved feeding skills.
A feeding disorder happens when an infant or child has trouble eating or refuses to eat. Feeding difficulties may be an effect of underlying medical complications, but may also be related to concealed sensory and behavioral dilemmas. Symptoms of a feeding disorder may include: refusal to eat, trouble swallowing, taking longer than normal to eat or drink, vomiting, choking, gagging, and behavioral difficulties.
The earlier you can identify a feeding problem due to muscle weaknesses, the easier the therapy intervention program will be for the child. Possible signs to watch for which may indicate potential oral motor weaknesses that could effect feeding and speech development include:
Our therapists are trained to help children overcome oral motor and sensory processing roadblocks with low stress and no pressure exposures. We can help your child overcome failure to thrive, dysphagia, and oral motor delays while supplying all of the information and help you will need to create a more pleasant environment at home.
Schedule an appointment today to learn how our therapists at Carlin Speech can help. For issues relating strictly to picky eating, with no underlying diagnosis, please refer to our food aversion therapy program.