Outpatient: Once a week or less (overnight stay not required)
Helping children form a healthy relationship with food for life
At GO PEDS, we offer evaluation and treatment for infants and children with feeding difficulties.
Our feeding team consists of an occupational therapist and speech pathologist with advanced training in the areas of feeding development, dysphagia (chewing/swallowing difficulties), feeding disorders, and sensory integration.
What to Expect:
Prior to the evaluation, parents complete a detailed medical, developmental, sensory and feeding history. Both parent and child attend the evaluation. Parents bring a child’s typical meal so that the therapists can observe the child eating and drinking.
During the evaluation, therapists discuss and demonstrate feeding strategies. The family leaves this first visit with a written home program tailored to their child’s specific needs. At home, family uses these new skills to begin to improve the child’s eating at the very next mealtime. Frequency of follow-up appointments is highly individual and may occur weekly or at 4-12 week intervals.
Additional referrals to a registered dietitian, psychologist, or other specialist may be recommended with primary care physician agreement.
For more information or to ask questions, contact Genesis Outpatient Pediatric Therapy at 563-421-3497.