As I have said many times, eating does not start with the first bite. Eating starts with knowing you can tolerate the texture of food on your finger tips, then the palm of your hand, then the back of your hand, and all the way up to your mouth. Many of us take this tolerance for granted.
By providing comprehensive and compassionate therapy, I hope to allow children an opportunity to show love to others through their speech, their language, and their feeding. If you see someone who is sad, you talk to them. If someone needs comforting, you bring them food or share a meal together. Children with speech, language, or feeding delay may not be able to show love in those same ways. I want to help change that.
Want a great and easy activity for working on multiple articulation sounds or phonological processes? Try this one! Step 1: get 3 different gift bags Step 2: fill each gift back with pictures for one target sound. I used initial /k/, initial /f/ and words with multiple syllables. Step 3: let the child pick a… Continue reading Therapy Fun
If you want to learn more about food chaining, checkout this great book: Food Chaining: The Proven 6-Step Plan to Stop Picky Eating, Solve Feeding Problems, and Expand Your Child’s Diet.
Feeding starts with exploring food with all 5 senses. Because of that, today in feeding therapy, we baked banana bread with my special 7 year old patient.