Pediatric Feeding Team
The feeding team clinic evaluates and makes recommendations for a wide range of feeding problems resulting from a child's developmental disability or chronic illness.
Feeding problems can be caused by a range of complex and interrelated reasons. If undiagnosed and untreated, feeding problems can adversely affect a child's growth and development. Some examples of feeding problems include (but are not limited to): difficulty in tolerating textures, presence of tongue thrust or bite reflex, difficulty with positioning, and disruptive, undesirable behaviors at mealtime.
The professionals on the feeding team may include:
- Registered dietitian
- Occupational therapist
- Behavior psychologist (a consult with the behavior pediatric department that may result in a separate charge for services)
To make an appointment for the feeding team clinic, call 913-588-6300