Feeding therapy uses a sensory, motor, and behavioral approach to increase your child’s variety of foods eaten and overall volume of food intake. We complete a comprehensive evaluation to determine the source of your child’s eating challenges. We are trained in the SOS Approach to Feeding and the AEIOU Systematic Approach to Pediatric Feeding. Children that would benefit from feeding therapy are often called “picky eaters”. These children may refuse certain textures of foods, refuse categories of foods, experience burnout of preferred foods, and/or consume less than 20 different foods.
SOS Approach to Feeding
The SOS Approach to Feeding is a multidisciplinary, research-based approach to Feeding Therapy. SOS incorporates sensory, motor, and cognitive aspects using a play-based approach to engage children and build their comfort level with new foods. The approach follows the developmental steps to typical feeding while increasing tolerance around non-preferred foods.
AEIOU Systematic Approach to Pediatric Feeding
Acceptance, Exposure, Independence, Observation and Understanding – AEIOU uses a holistic approach while focusing on active participation, independence, and shared control. This is a sensory, oral motor, biomedical, and environmental approach to increase participation and independence with eating.
The SOS Approach to Feeding program was developed by and copyrighted by Dr. Kay Toomey. Please note, all materials, documents, and forms taken from the SOS Approach to Feeding program are copyrighted and cannot be reproduced in any form without the written permission of Dr. Kay Toomey. For more information on the SOS Approach to Feeding program, please visit www.sosapproach.com.