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WHAT SYMPTOMS MIGHT INDICATE FEEDING DIFFICULTIES?
Poor weight gain
Causing nipple pain or damage
Milk dribbling from corners of mouth
Clicking/squeaking noises while feeding
Difficulty accepting solids at 6-7 months
Difficulty progressing to soft solids by 8-9 months
Coughing/choking during feeding
Gagging or vomiting
Difficulty drinking from an open cup or straw by 12-18 months
Limited variety of foods
Difficulty chewing food
Frequent offerstuffing of mouth
Frequent spitting of foods
Extended mealtimes (> 30 minutes)
WHAT ARE THE RISK FACTORS FOR FEEDING DISORDERS IN CHILDREN?
Low muscle tone
Laryngomalacia and tracheomalacia
Head shape differences
Torticollis/head turn preference
Structural differences (such as recessed jaw, tongue/lip/cheek ties)
Food allergies and/or sensitivities
WHICH AREAS DO YOU SERVE?
Greater Seattle area: Available for all feeding therapy services via in-home and virtual sessions.
Washington state: Available for feeding therapy and caregiver coaching services via virtual sessions.
Worldwide: Available for caregiver coaching services via virtual sessions.
WHAT PAYMENT METHODS DO YOU ACCEPT?
Currently, we are an out-of-network provider. Our services are often covered by out-of-network benefits. We recommend that you contact your insurance company before starting services to learn about reimbursement benefits. If requested, you will be provided with an itemized “superbill” that will provide all the necessary information you need for reimbursement, including diagnostic and treatment codes.
WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION POLICY?
If you are unable to attend the session, please email or call to cancel and/or reschedule at least 48 hours in advance, or you will be charged for the full session rate.