feeding_mainFeeding/Swallowing Disorders

A Feeding Disorder is defined as a child’s inability or refusal to eat, or difficulty eating. Approximately 25-45% of typically developing children demonstrate feeding and swallowing problems. This number increases when a child experiences developmental delays or contributing medical conditions.  (ASHA.org)

Signs and Symptoms:

Food Refusal

star_bulletInability to Self-Feed

star_bulletTaking Too Long to Eat

star_bulletChoking, Gagging, or Vomiting while Eating

star_bulletInappropriate Mealtime Behavior

star_bulletPicky Eating According to food Type or Texture