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Developing full potential
When Pilar first came to St. David’s Center as a toddler with Down syndrome, her parents didn’t know what to expect. Now a thriving five-year-old with more friends than can be counted, Pilar is ready to take the next step - kindergarten.
Occupational and speech therapy combined with full days in a preschool classroom was the perfect fit for Pilar. She developed important skills in her therapies that could be applied at home and in the classroom, but her parents believe watching the other children learn may have impacted her the most. “She knows her ABCs, can write her name and count to 20 just like the other kids.”
Initial concerns that Pilar would be left out because of her disability have vanished.
“We are grateful for the teachers, therapists and families at St. David’s Center that have helped Pilar reach her full potential.”
Our team of therapists offer evaluation and treatment for children with severely restricted eating patterns, generally eating foods from only one food or texture group.
Using a multidisciplinary feeding therapy evaluation, our trained therapists create a plan that meets each child's individual needs.
Our non-invasive, supportive approach helps resolve feeding issues while incorporating parent education and home practice, which are a vital part of the treatment.
Feeding consultations and therapies are available for children of all ages.
Recognizing Feeding Problems in Children
A referral for feeding evaluation may be warranted if a child exhibits two or more of the following:
- Ongoing poor weight gain or weight loss
- Ongoing choking, gagging or coughing, vomiting during meals
- History of nasal or gastric reflux
- History of a traumatic choking incident
- Inability to make age appropriate food transitions
- Aversion or avoidance of all foods in specific texture or food group
- Eats fewer than 20 different foods
- An infant who cries and/or arches at most meals
- Family mealtimes feel like battles
All major insurance, Medical Assistance/TEFRA, PMAPs and private pay.
To learn more, please contact our Central Office of Resources and Enrollment (CORE) at 952.548.8700 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
St. David's Center for Child & Family Development | 3395 Plymouth Road Minnetonka, MN 55305 | (952) 939-0396
Serving Minneapolis and the Greater Twin Cities Metro