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Feeding Program

 
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Our Approach

We utilize strategies associated with Beckman Oral Motor Approach, SOS feeding therapy, sensory desensitization, grading levels of support and expectations.

 

Signs of Feeding or Swallowing Issues

Behaviors During Feeding

Arches back, stiffens, cries, fusses, falls asleep, gets stuffy, coughs, gags, spits, throws up, uncoordinated breathing while feeding or eating, falls asleep

Challenges with Textures

Refuses various textures, eats 10 or less foods, only eats certain textures

Behaviors After Feeding

Spits up or throws up, drools a lot, has liquid coming out of nose or mouth, has gurgly, hoarse or breathy voice

 
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Challenges We Can Help With

Difficulty breastfeeding or transitioning from breast to bottle

Difficulty with beginning textures or advancing textures

Difficulty with self-feeding: hands to mouth, use of utensils

Choking, gagging, or vomiting when eating

Feeding tube dependency, decreased oral intake, decreased calorie intake

Refusal of foods, liquids, or textures, tantrums during meal time

 
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Common Diagnoses Treated

Gastroesophageal reflux, gastric motility disorders, palate defects, Autism Spectrum Disorder, sensory aversion, failure to thrive, prematurity, oral motor dysfunction, dysphagia, and many more!

 

Expected Outcomes

-> Increasing the awareness and coordination of oral structures 
-> Coordinating breathing with sucking and swallowing
-> Increases food textures and liquid thickness
-> Decreasing negative behaviors during meal times
-> Decreasing sensory aversion or sensitivity to tactile experiences (hands/mouth) sights, sounds, smells at meal times
-> Proper positioning for safety in eating and swallowing
-> Increasing variety of foods and calories

 
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Let's Get Started!

Please complete our intake form located below and email to info@bzbeestherapy.com.

Call to schedule your evaluation today!

During our evaluation we will review medical concerns and assess oral motor skills, swallowing skills, nutritional concerns, and behavioral concerns associated with mealtimes.