FEEDING THERAPY

Because the muscles that are used for speaking are the same ones used for eating, a speech-language pathologist is recognized as the most appropriate medical professional to address feeding issues.

These issues can include newborns and infants struggling with nursing or toddlers having difficulty transitioning to purees or soft chewable foods.  Even older children who, on the surface, seem to be picky eaters, may in fact have muscle weakness that manifests itself in food aversions.

Excessive drooling or difficulty in orally manipulating solids and liquids are other examples of issues addressed in feeding therapy.

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