Feeding Therapy

Feeding Therapy

Feeding therapy sessions are provided once weekly, all the way up to five times weekly, depending on the needs of the individual child. We take a “whole team” approach and incorporate other professionals involved with your child’s development into our treatment plan. Some examples of other professionals that may be involved in the treatment approach include your child’s pediatrician, occupational therapist, nutritionist and behaviorist.

How do I know if my child needs feeding therapy?

Does your child refuse to eat at meal-time? Do they gag, choke or have difficulty swallowing? Is your child severely picky when it comes to eating? Do they struggle with chewing? If you answered yes to any of these questions your child may benefit from feeding therapy.

Our Goal

In order to ensure the most effective and successful treatment, we begin with an evaluation to determine the best treatment plan for each individual patient. We encourage each child to learn good feeding, drinking and chewing practices at their own pace. We do not force feed. Caregivers are incorporated into therapy sessions in order to ensure that they understand skills targeted during sessions and are able to incorporate them into the home environment. Our ultimate goal is to help your meal-times be enjoyable and to help your child become a successful and confident eater! 

SOS – Sequential Oral Sensory

Helping children and families create a healthy, happy, lifelong relationship with food through a Modified SOS Feeding Therapy approach. We introduce your child to wide range of flavors and textures, let your child explore new foods, help them reach developmental milestones, and guide families during meal time.

Many children can struggle with eating challenges during the first years of life. Feeding challenges can be very difficult for families to deal with. Fox Therapy Services feeding team is here to help. With a modified SOS approach to feeding therapy we help children and families learn how eat through a holistic, sensations and play based approach.

How do you know if your child is in need of feeding therapy? Check out the list below.

~ My child refuses to eat foods that are hard to chew like meat or raw fruits and vegetables

~ My child tends to cry or fall apart when you put a new food on their plate

~ My child has specific brand food preferences or likes to eat the same foods prepared in the same way

~ My child eats 20 or less different foods

~ My child chokes, gags or coughs during meals

~ My child eats meals separate from the family

~ My child weighs less than other kids their age

~ Meal times are stressful

~ My child eats through a tube in their nose or stomach

~ My child has been labeled a picky eater more than once

Call Fox Therapy Services to see how our Feeding Team can help your child and your family.

Client Testimonials

Lindsey Dean
Lindsey Dean
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We absolutely love Fox Therapy Services and we are so glad we found Jessie! After trying several other Speech Therapists we were feeling frustrated and a bit lost. Our son is 4 & I wanted him to be able to receive the help and tools he needs while still having fun in the process. Jessie as an awesome ability to make Speech Therapy enjoyable for him. He looks forward to going every week and we have seen him make amazing progress. Jessie is very knowledgeable in Speech Pathology, yet talks to me mom-to-mom, which I so appreciate. We would definitely recommend Jessie & Fox Therapy Services!
Neyda De Pau
Neyda De Pau
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I cannot say enough about Fox Speech Services! We worked with Ms Stefanie. My daughter was extremely speech delayed. We had been at another independent therapist and I just felt that they were misdiagnosing her. Luckily, due to a change in health insurance and through the referral of our pre-school, we enrolled with Ms Stefanie and the rest is history. My daughter has fully developed in her verbal communication and is now confident in herself because she can articulate. We recommend this place all the time.
Lauren K
Lauren K
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I recently saw Amelia, the lactation consultant, who is IBCLC certified as well as a dietician. My 5 month old had been having weight gain issues, and Amelia was very professional, compassionate, and thorough. Amelia made recommendations and frequently followed up with us to see how things were going and to see if those recommendations needed to be modified. She was always available and you could tell that she truly loves and is passionate about what she does. Amelia shared her own personal struggles with breastfeeding, which made me feel comfortable and like I wasn't the only one having issues with this. I feel like her also being a dietician gives her a rounded out perspective. It seems that many lactation consultants are anti-formula, but Amelia approached our case without judgment and worked with us so that we could ultimately continue breastfeeding but also meet nutritional needs and gain weight.
Jenelle Smith
Jenelle Smith
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Jessie is literally a miracle worker. I am one of her older patients, so I was not sure how much work could actually be done for someone who wasn't a child. But wow. In 3 months time Jessie worked so hard with me and boy did it pay off. She helped my speech and now I can barely hear my previous sharpness in speech. And it doesn't hurt that she is also a lovely, gregarious, kind woman. Go see Jessie, she knows what she's doing!!!!
Kelly M
Kelly M
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My 2.5 yr old son has been seeing the owner Jessie for almost 6 months now. When we first contacted Fox speech services we were in the process of getting my sons surgery scheduled for a tongue and lip tie release. My 2.5yr old was not talking AT ALL. I was beyond concerned and my gut was always filled with worry. I had my doubts. From the first session I still had doubts because it's play based. We're six months in and I have absolutely been proven wrong. My son who wasn't talking has over 20-25 words and is working on two word combos now and his comprehension of speech is taking off. We wouldn't be where we are right now with out Jessie and her fantastic team. They've become family to us and I'm so grateful and thankful for finding them.
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New COVID-19 Guidelines

Due to COVID-19, Fox Therapy Services is now offering  TeleHealth online.  As of June 15th, we will be back in our clinic but will continue to provide TeleHealth for those that wish to continue virtual therapy.