Lakeview: 633 W. Addison Chicago, IL 60613 | Logan/Avondale: 3048 N. Milwaukee Avenue Chicago, IL 60618
Lakeview: 633 W. Addison Chicago, IL 60613 | Logan/Avondale: 3048 N. Milwaukee Avenue Chicago, IL 60618

Feeding Therapy

Do you have a picky eater? The following questions might indicate that your child requires feeding therapy:

Does your child…

  • Refuse certain textures of food?
  • Only eat crunchy foods?
  • Have difficult behaviors around mealtimes?
  • Prefer to graze throughout the day instead of attend to structured meals?
  • Gag or spit out food frequently?
  • Get upset/stressed out around mealtimes?
  • Avoid foods that will make them messy?
  • Only eats a limited quantity and variety of foods?
  • Has stopped eating foods that they ate in the past?
  • Have poor weight gain or weight loss?
  • Currently receive speech or occupational therapy for sensory or feeding issues?

For individual needs, our feeding therapists are licensed speech pathologists trained and certified in both SOS (Sequential Oral Sensory) and Beckman Oral Motor approaches to feeding therapy. Occupational therapy is also available, as needed. Services can be provided at the clinic or at home.

Group feeding therapy is also a fun way for children to improve their ability to enjoy trying new foods and learn to enjoy mealtime. This group’s focus is on helping your child develop a positive perception of mealtime in a fun and relaxed setting while increasing food repertoire and tolerance of different tastes and textures and decreasing tactile and oral aversions. This group encourages peer socialization as well as exploration of food.

We offer home and center-based pediatric therapy

(Click on the therapy types below to learn more)

Speech
Therapy

Physical
Therapy

Applied
Behavior
Analysis (ABA)

Occupational
Therapy

Feeding
Therapy

Counseling/
Family
Support

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Ready to take the next step?

Contact us today to schedule your child's free consultation and to learn more about feeding therapy