The Occupational Therapist supports the child to work on a variety of tasks related to feeding and swallow, it might include- helping muscles of the mouth get stronger, learning to: suck and swallow for the baby, and to move the tongue and chew food for the toddler. Exploring how different foods and textures “feel” and to take a variety of liquids, textures and foods. Includes participating in feeding- using their hands, holding the bottle and cups, and utensils to eat/drink safely. Includes family training to carry over techniques to home.
Our Occupational Therapists are experienced therapists with degrees to the Masters and Doctorate levels, with advanced training in Neuro Developmental Treatment (of the Baby and Child), Sensory Integration, and Feeding & Swallow.
By 8scs3|2023-10-05T23:41:20+00:00October 5, 2023|Comments Off on What is OT-Feeding-Swallow Therapy?