Does your child struggle with meal-times? Is it a challenge to get your child to eat more than 2 foods? Mobile Therapy Centers provides Feeding Therapy for children 3 years and older. A key principle of Feeding Therapy at MTC includes desensitizing a child to non-preferred foods through…PLAY! Yes, play is an important part of exploring and learning about the foods such as tastes, textures, and smells! Making a silly face out of pizza toppings, ice cream sundaes, and creating an ant log with celery sticks are a few of the favorites! When a child has difficulty eating and maintaining adequate nutrition, their daily life can be tremendously impacted. Attention to tasks, participating in group activities, and even simple play with friends or family can be a struggle if the child’s belly is empty!
Based on ideas from Dr. Kay Toomey, Feeding Therapy sessions follow a hierarchical, Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) approach to learning about and eating new foods. The approach begins with tolerating the food, to then hopefully achieving the goal of “eating” a variety of new, non-preferred foods. Additionally, MTC follows a multi-disciplinary, collaborative approach to evaluate and treat clients with feeding disorders. For example, frequent check-ins with the child’s family, BCBA’s, OT’s, pediatricians and SLP colleagues are essential to the feeding treatment plan. If your child is having difficulty with feeding, call us or visit our website at https://mtcus.com for a free screening/consultation.
Mobile Therapy Centers services include ABA Therapy, Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Behavioral Therapy and Counseling. We see children at our clinic, at your home or at your child’s school/daycare making it convenient for you and your family. We also provide Telehealth services.