FeedingFeeding Therapy

Did you know a there is a difference between picky eaters and problem feeders?
A problem feeder usually will have a restricted variety of foods: usually less than 20 different foods, foods lost in their repertoire may not be re-acquired, cries and “falls apart” when presented with new foods, and almost always eats different food than the family.

A picky eater may eat 30 foods or more, eats at least one food from most all food texture groups, frequently eats a different set of foods from the rest of the family, but will usually eat with the family, is able to tolerate new foods on plate and can usually touch or taste a new food even if reluctant (Toomey & Associates, 2017).

Using a systematic sensory-based approach, our therapists trained in the SOS Approach to Feeding can help increase your child’s comfort level by exploring and learning about different properties of food while interacting with food in a playful and non-stressful way.

If you have concerns about your child’s eating or mealtimes, speak to your therapist at Collaborative OT Solutions!