For most children, eating is a fun and routine part of each day. One in four children, however, will experience some type of feeding problem. Feeding issues can prevent children from eating enough to grow and develop. All Children's Hospital Speech Pathology is proud to offer a comprehensive program tailored to the needs of each family. We involve a team of experts including a feeding therapist, a GI specialist physician and a pediatric nutritionist to better serve our patients.
The program is appropriate for families with children ranging from infancy to school age who:
If feeding therapy is recommended, the speech language pathologist will design a program to provide the parent and child with strategies to:
Some children with feeding problems may need additional services. At All Children's Hospital, these services may include pediatric swallow studies (OPMS) as well as our intensive feeding program (Happy Mealtimes).
Families must demonstrate a strong commitment to attending and fully participating in our feeding program and to following through with suggestions for home and follow-up. Please ask your therapist for more information.
To schedule an appointment, physicians or patients can call Speech Language Pathology (727) 767-4141 or submit an online appointment request. We accept most traditional insurance, Medicare, Medicaid, and most managed care plans.
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