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picky eating

Feeding therapy at Whole Circle Pediatric Therapy uses the typical developmental steps of feeding to create a systematic hierarchy of skills and/or behaviors necessary for children to progress with eating a variety of tastes and textures and achieving appropriate growth. The SOS Approach to Feeding is the primary treatment approach used at our clinic and is appropriate for children who have a significantly restricted diet. SOS works to increase the range of foods that a child will eat. This program can be implemented in individual or group settings. It includes a significant parent involvement and education component to ensure home carryover.

      Our daughter made great progress with Maureen to help her branch out to new foods -  learning how to explore something unfamiliar with all her senses. It helped tremendously at meal time.

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common signs of feeding difficulties include:

FOOD RANGE OF LESS THAN 20 FOODS

AN INFANT WHO CRIES TO ARCHES THEIR BACK DURING MEAL TIMES

THE FAMILY IS FIGHTING ABOUT FEEDING AND MEAL TIME

AVOIDANCE OR AVERSION TO FOODS OF A SPECIFIC TEXTURE OR FOOD GROUP

ONGOING POOR WEIGHT MANAGEMENT, WEIGHT LOSS

ONGOING GAGGING, COUGHING, AND CHOKING DURING MEALS

ONGOING PROBLEMS WITH VOMITING

INABILITY TO TRANSITION TO BABY PUREES BY 10 MONTHS

INABILITY TO ACCEPT ANY TABLE FOODS BY 12 MONTHS

INABILITY TO TRANSITION TO CUP BY 16 MONTHS

HAS NOT WEANED OFF OF ALL OR MOST BABY FOODS BY 16 MONTHS