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Feeding Therapy

What is feeding therapy?

Feeding therapy focuses on improving chewing and swallowing patterns and increasing repertoire of accepted foods. Feeding therapy is highly individualized, as there are many components that must be taken into consideration when creating a feeding program and selecting a treatment approach. Feeding difficulties may occur due to structural and/or muscular deficits, sensory/texture avoidance, behavioral components, and medical diagnoses impacting cognition or any specific phase of the swallow. Complex feeding difficulties often require a team of professionals, in which case appropriate referrals to specialists will be made.