Feeding Clinic

Have any questions? Give us a call anytime at (708)478-1820 or schedule a free screening below.

Picky Eating & feeding difficulties for older children

Does your child:

  • eat less than twenty foods
  • refuse foods of certain textures, temperatures, or colors
  • decline an entire category of food (i.e. veggies)
  • eat the same food over and over
  • become distraught when new foods are on the plate
  • have difficult nursing or bottle feeding or have a history of early feeding difficulties
  • struggle to maintain a healthy weight
  • fill up on junk food
  • gag, cough, or vomit during meals

Speech and Occupational therapists at BDI Playhouse are licensed and trained to:

  • turn mealtime into positive experiences
  • increase oral motor strength and coordination
  • teach your child to tolerate, interact with, or eat foods of varying textures and consistencies
  • address cup, straw, and bottle drinking
  • utilize specialized techniques such as Beckman Oral Motor Approach, Food Chaining & Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) Approach
  • target effective use of utensils
  • coach and provide resources to families so they can help your child overcome these mealtime obstacles

Did you know that research has shown that difficulties with eating and poor nutrition can cause:

  • stunted growth correlated with poor academic performance and lowered mental capacity
  • emotional and psychological development issues
  • a decrease in a child's activity level, social interactions, and curiosity

Getting Started With our Feeding Clinic

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