LAST UPDATED 01/26/15 1:26 PM: Due to the Winter Storm Warning for our region, community education and outreach classes that are scheduled for Monday evening, Jan. 26, 2015, and Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015 have been cancelled. All of the Princeton House outpatient centers and outpatient admissions offices will be closed to patients on Tuesday, Jan. 27. Please check back as we will continue to post updates related to the storm here.

Feeding Therapy for Problem Feeders

Mealtimes can be a challenging prospect for parents and kids alike, particularly if your child is a picky or problem eater.

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Feeding issues are far from unusual. In fact, they affect 25 to 40 percent of children. If your child has a developmental disability, the likelihood of a feeding problem is even higher - nearly 80 percent.Pediatric Rehabilitation uses a multidisciplinary approach to help evaluate children with feeding problems and develop strategies for dealing with those issues - providing children with the skills they need to make them more comfortable at mealtimes, whether they're at home or elsewhere.

Using a sensory-oral-sequential (SOS) approach, our staff aims to help children with feeding issues:

  • Increase the amount of food they eat
  • Decrease the number of times and types of foods they refuse to eat
  • Improve the oral motor skills needed to feed themselves efficiently
  • Learn to eat naturally and consistently, in their normal environment
  • Develop socially acceptable feeding habits
For more information about Feeding Therapy or to schedule an assessment for your child, please call 609.430.7880.