Is this a feeding Team?


What services are offered?

Outpatient: Once a week or less (overnight stay not required)

Additional information:

Innovative Pediatric Feeding Disorders Program, is here to help. We offer various levels of care for patients from 3 months  through age 10 for feeding related issues.  Our outpatient program is designed for children and adults with mild to moderate feeding difficulties. We offer treatments tailored to the patient and their family. Our services focus on their unique needs and help them develop skills and strategies to be successful with mealtimes. Children in the feeding disorder programs may have complicated medical histories, neurodevelopmental disabilities, psychological disorders or disruptive mealtime behaviors. We commonly treat children with conditions such as:

  • Autism
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Dysphagia (swallowing problems)
  • Failure to thrive
  • Food allergies
  • Prematurity
  • Food avoidance etc.
Pediatric feeding disorders are often a combination of feeding and swallowing problems. These issues keep children from developing feeding behaviors appropriate for their age. Children with these difficulties often don’t consume enough food or liquid to gain weight and reach optimal growth. Children with feeding disorders are not just picky eaters. They can have longstanding feeding problems, including:
  • Difficulty transitioning to new textures of food
  • Disruptive mealtime behaviors
  • Gastrostomy (G-tube) or nasogastric (NG-tube) dependence
  • Oral motor and sensory problems
  • Refusal to accept particular food groups
  • Refusal to swallow non-preferred foods
  • Total food and liquid refusal