Picky Eater, Muscle Based, Medically Involved, Dysphagia, Sensory Based are all types of feeding disorders. You can learn more about these disorders below. If your child suffers from one of these feeding disorders, Heidi Miller Speech can help you.
Types of Feeding Problems:
Picky Eater - When a child has a very narrow repertoire of foods they will eat
Muscle Based - When oral musculature (hypotonia or hypertonia) impacts feeding
Medically Involved - Feeding problems as a result of medical conditions and history
Dysphagia - (medical term for swallowing dysfunction) can occur in the oral phase of the swallow or in the paryngeal phase both types may require intervention.
Sensory Based - When a child's sensory system impacts feeding
Sensory Food Aversion - Sensory feeding program not solely based on a medical condition
ARFID - Avoidant/restrictive Food Intake Disorder, Heidi specializes in treatment of children diagnosed with ARFID
Intensive Feeding Home Based Therapy Program Available
(only one family at a time)
This intensive feeding program is highly customized to your child and family. It is about resetting expectations for the WHOLE family regarding food and how your child reacts to it.
Red Flags for Sensory Food Aversion:
Defined by Chatoor, 2009