Feeding difficulties are very common in many children today. From texture intolerance, hot/cold sensitivity, color preference, and just plain picky eating, feeding issues require skill and patience to address. Little Hands at Play Therapy provides a collaborative team environment with both our speech-language therapists and occupational therapists working together to help each child in our feeding program overcome sensory and/or oral motor dysfunctions.
At Little Hands at Play Therapy, we have increased our focus on feeding therapy so that it’s a fourth major service we offer families. We are one of the only pediatric therapy practices in the Fort Smith area to offer this expanded focus.
We created a Feeding Lab office so we can provide sufficient focus on feeding skills. In this room, we can complete assessments to determine if there are sensory issues preventing them from being able to eat easily, or if there are muscular or motor problems. We can easily offer children a wide array of foods, including hot or cold liquids, purées or solids of all textures, tastes, and colors.
As we do for every child, we will utilize every one of our therapies and all of our therapists’ skills to vanquish this barrier to robust health.