The Talk Shop Feeding Clinic
Feeding disorders include problems gathering foo and getting ready to suck, chew or swallow it. Children with feeding and swallowing difficulties have a wide variety of symptoms – not all of which may be present in every child – but can include the following:
- Arching or stiffening the body during feeding
- Irritability or lack of alertness during feeding
- Refusing food or liquids
- Failure to accept different textures of food
- Long feeding times (more than 30 minutes)
- Difficulty chewing
- Difficulty breastfeeding
- Coughing or gagging during meals
- Excessive drooling and/or liquid coming out of the mouth or nose
- Difficulty coordinating breathing with eating and drinking
- Increased stuffiness during meals
- Gurgly, hoarse or breathy voice quality
- Frequent spitting up or vomiting
- Recurring pneumonia or respiratory infections
- Less than normal weight gain or growth
We offer assessments and therapy for babies and children with various eating and drinking difficulties.
The Clinic is available by appointment.
Our Therapists are SOS Feeding trained. The SOS (Sequential-Oral-Sensory) Approach ensures that children are exposed to various food types and textures in a variety of settings and therapists work very closely with the family to ensure the efficacy of the treatment programme.
Please contact us to make an appointment.