feeding services for older infants transitioning to solid foods

meagan-pearDuring the evaluation, some areas assessed will be the older infant’s ability to manipulate and swallow foods, the types of foods and textures a child is able/willing to eat, and safety of eating and drinking.

Therapy is based on each child’s individual needs. Treatments may include improving the efficiency of oral feeding, improving oral sensorimotor function, developing age-appropriate chewing patterns, increasing acceptance of new foods or textures, and transitioning to oral feeding from tube feeding.

The infant’s caregiver(s) will be included in therapy sessions to learn to implement feeding strategies so that the child can be successful introducing solids at home as well as in therapy.

Signs and symptoms that your infant may need a feeding evaluation

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