Newcastle Speech Pathology: Swallowing Therapy

We help with swallowing and provide SOS therapy

The team at Harrison Speech Pathology can help your child with a range of swallowing and feeding issues. Our staff are trained in the Sequential Oral Sensory (S.O.S.) © Approach to feeding difficulties. This approach involves assessing and treating children with feeding difficulties and weight/growth problems from birth to 18 years.

What is behavioural feeding therapy?

The S.O.S approach takes into account the many different aspects involved in feeding such as posture, sensory integration dysfunction, motor issues, behavioural/learning factors, medical and nutritional factors to evaluate and manage children with feeding and growth problems. Our therapists work with the client to assess their current capabilities and determine areas of deficit and delay. Every client is different and requires a tailored approach to treatment.

The team at Harrison Speech Pathology implement individual intervention tailored to the specific needs of each client. We work with the client to achieve individual goals, working to improve their current capacity. Our treatments are built around making food and eating a fun and enjoyable activity.

How is behavioural feeding therapy used to help my child?

Behavioural feeding therapy is utilised to help individuals with feeding issues, limited diets, picky or fussy eaters, growth or failure to thrive issues. Ongoing therapy helps to normalise food and the eating process. Behavioural feeding therapy generally focuses on increasing the range and volume of foods tolerated and developing the variety of food textures which will be accepted by each client.

Please get in touch with our team today, we would love to help you and your child.

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