My son was under eating, had aversions to food, and difficulty swallowing. My son was borderline failure to thrive and had failed with other feeding therapist. Meals were stressful for the whole family and my son often stayed in “crisis mode” due to hunger and frustration. I felt for the first time someone looked at “the full picture” and had an understanding not only what was going on for him but also how to start helping him. In addition to improvements in feeding, my son’s communication and confidence levels have significantly increased which has cut down on levels of distress and intensity of meltdowns. Not all therapists are created equal. If you don’t feel needs are being met- speak up, ask questions, try a different therapist until you find the right fit for your child. Also spend time observing your child so you can provide detailed information and feedback for you therapist.
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