Feeding Therapy

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

Payment/Funding
All major insurance, Medical Assistance/TEFRA, PMAPs and private pay.

Learn More
To learn more, please contact our Central Office of Resources and Enrollment (CORE) at 952.548.8700 or coreinfo@stdavidscenter.org.  

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