“Your twins are healthy and growing!” These words from our pediatrician, provide my husband and I with a sense of relief, accomplishment, and of course a reason to celebrate. Having had preemie twins who spent several weeks in the pediatric ICU, there were many long days and sleepless nights counting calories with our nurses to ensure… Continue reading Speech and Feeding Expands Local Footprint to Help Growing Frisco Population
Quality vs. Quantity
The feeding therapist in me ALWAYS prefers high quality feeds over higher quantity feeds. I believe firmly in listening to the patient's cues and pushing them just to the point of success and teetering on the edge of what they tolerate to encourage the next step in their development. However, we cannot underestimate the need for appropriate calories and nutrition.
Picky Eater – The Struggle is Real
"Kids, it's dinner time!" As you call over to the kids, you sit and wonder "Are they going to eat what I cooked tonight?" Or maybe you don't wonder at all. Maybe you know they won't because it's not macaroni and cheese. Or if you're like me, 2 of the 3 will like it and the 3rd will complain for sure. There are only a handful of meals I can make that everyone likes. And every once in a while, even that meal gets shot down by someone.
USING PLAY-BASED ACTIVITIES TO OVERCOME ORAL DEFENSIVENESS, FOOD AVERSIONS & TEXTURE SENSITIVITIES
Sensory play is an approach I use in most, if not all, of my feeding sessions. The power of play for children is enormous! I came across this blog post and it is a great example of how sensory play has helped her patients. Check it out! Sensory Play If you have concerns about your… Continue reading USING PLAY-BASED ACTIVITIES TO OVERCOME ORAL DEFENSIVENESS, FOOD AVERSIONS & TEXTURE SENSITIVITIES
Picky Eaters 101
Because of the prevalence of picky eating, I have created a free, parent training to look at tips and tricks for working with the picky eater. These tips and tricks are standard tips that can be used with the "typical" picky eater and with a child who has true feeding difficulties or a feeding disorder.