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“SOS” Feeding Approach

“SOS” Feeding Approach

The SOS Approach to Feeding is a program for assessing and treating children with feeding difficulties. This program integrates sensory, motor, oral, behavioral/learning, medical and nutritional factors and approaches in order to comprehensively evaluate and manage children with feeding/growth problems. It is based on, and grounded philosophically in, the “normal” developmental steps, stages and skills of feeding found in typically developing children.

The treatment component of the program utilizes these typical developmental steps towards feeding to create a systematic desensitization hierarchy of skills/behaviors necessary for children to progress with eating various textures, and with growing at an appropriate rate for them.

Child’sPlay feeding therapists believe in creating a positive and playful environment for children with feeding problems. They work very closely with the family to set realistic goals and give families the tools to meet those goals.