Abilities in Action is driven by a vision of a society in which all children are included regardless of ability. In achieving this vision, Abilities in Action and its employees respect the inherent dignity and rights of all individuals. In specific regards to feeding, we follow a philosophy of responsive feeding which involves building independence, responding to the child’s communication, and letting them lead the way. We use a team approach that emphasizes parent training and consultation.
We have an additional office in Wall, NJ.
We achieve our clinical goals of improving communication, sensory integration, feeding and motor skills through progres-sive and meaningful treatment methods, delivered in a safe, comfortable environment.
We believe your child can achieve!!
AZ+A’s responsive feeding therapy program is relationship-based and rooted in the DIR model. At AZ+A therapists partner with families to help children overcome motor, sensory, and emotional challenges related to mealtimes. AZ+A's team of caring professionals take a collaborative approach to treatment, working with a child's family, school, and medical team.
AZ+A has an intensive tube-weaning program.
Every child is a unique being, and we design and develop an individualized program for each child. Through the DIR® relationship-based approach and Sensory Integration approach, children are able to build the foundation for key developmental areas that directly impact learning concepts, building self-esteem, initiating problem-solving, resolving peer conflict and building relationships – with lasting impact.
We also have a psychotherapist. As well, we encourage parents to take an active role.
Our therapy goals are developed with the family and caregivers are educated and coached to apply strategies to improve feeding behaviors and carry skills to the home. We utilize a child centered and responsive approach geared at helping children improve their oral-motor skills and sensory feeding behaviors.
At Bite-Sized Beginnings, I believe that every child's journey to confident eating is unique and intended to be transformative- but at the right pace for the child. My practice philosophy is rooted in compassion, expertise, and collaboration with the child and family. Therapy should work on creating a nurturing experience where children and their families embark on growth, exploration, and empowerment for feeding.
Located in Naperville, Illinois
Telehealth and in-home appointments available
My practice philosophy is based on theories and principles of a sensory motor approach to feeding. I incorporate a wholistic approach with underlying principles of the cranial facial/respiratory complex, as well as, an individual’s sensory processing systems. I meet a child and his family where they are at and work as a supportive team member to establish individualized goals. My philosophy is child centered with parent training/support to encourage home carryover of skills.
M.S, Teachers College, Columbia University 1996
TalkTools Level 4
Certified Orofacial Myologist
I use a responsive, family-centered, trust-based approach to feeding therapy. A child should lead the learning process and trust that adults will offer appropriate experiences to support him or her along the way. My treatment approach includes a strong focus not only on building a child’s skills, but on empowering parents and caregivers with knowledge. I believe judgment has no place in this process. My mission is to help families fill mealtimes with joy, connection, and nourishment.
Our diverse team of clinicians believe in creating positive mealtime experiences while utilizing a responsive feeding approach. We integrate play whenever possible, facilitate self regulation, and address postural control. We know caregiver involvement and support are important to longterm success.
We have 2 locations in Chicago and 1 in Downers Grove. We also offer individual nutrition services.
Core Pediatric Therapy is a private therapy clinic that offers specialized occupational therapy services for infants and children of all ages, and variety of diagnoses and concern areas including tethered oral tissues (TOTS), oral facial myofunctional, feeding/swallowing difficulties, and picky eating. We use a variety of specialized assessment and treatment techniques to help find the underlying causes of your child's difficulties and work toward improving function, safety, and joy of eating!
Courtney Chapman, Ltd. provides family-centered, responsive feeding therapy for infants, toddlers, and children. We understand that feeding involves the entire family, so we prioritize partnering with families and caregivers to foster children’s’ independence and positive mealtime experiences. We specialize in treating children with feeding aversions and oral-motor skill delays.
Dr. Kirk Kollmann and Dr. Cissy Furusho are pediatric dentists specializing in working with children who are fearful and with parents who do not want to sedate their children or use general anesthesia. We are both Diplomats with the American Board of Pediatric Dentists. and are laser certified with the Academy of Laser Dentistry and the American Laser Study Club. We pride ourselves on doing a thorough examination prior to releasing any frenums and are love to collaborate with other specialists.
We have private consultation rooms so mother and infant can feed immediately following a release.
We use routines and family centered approaches.
We use SOS, Ellyn Satter principles, and Joan Arvedson
At Easterseals DuPage & Fox Valley, we believe every child deserves to thrive in an inclusive community. Our mission is to ensure that children with disabilities and their families are empowered. We offer pediatric therapy services throughout suburban Chicagoland from our rehabilitation centers in Villa Park, Elgin and Naperville. More than 1,000 infants and children with developmental delays and disabilities are seen in-person or through tele-therapy each week
We have two additional locations in
Naperville 1555 S Bond St
Elgin 1135 Bowes Avesnue
The feeding team at this practice uses a responsive feeding approach, drawing inspiration from the Get Permission approach, the Division of Responsibility, and early child mental health and sensory integration techniques as relevant to feeding. The lead occupational therapist has advanced practice certification in feeding and swallowing disorders, as well as recognition as a Certified Lactation Counselor.
As an SLP, COM (Certified Orofacial Myologist), IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant) my focus in on looking at the whole child with regards to structure, function, and individual temperament. The whole-child includes the whole family and moving at the pace that is appropriate for not only the child but the entire family. Whenever possible I enjoy working in the home so that siblings, pets, and other caregivers can participate.
Speech-Language Pathologist and Infant Feeding Specialist who has dedicated over 20 years to helping young children with communication and feeding needs. My comprehensive training and broad range of experience are unique and highly specialized. I take pride in offering personalized evaluations and treatment plans tailored to each child’s unique needs. Collaborating with families and caregivers is of utmost importance to me, as I believe it leads to the best outcomes.
Speech Language Pathologist
Certified Orofacial Myologist
Intl Board Certified Lactation Consultant
At Flight Therapy Services, we use a collaborative approach to feeding including the child, their parents, and medical team to help you get to the root cause of their feeding difficulties. When treating pediatric feeding disorders, we utilize a responsive feeding approach to improve feeding skill through a sensory motor approach. We believe that we can best support diet expansion through play and food chaining while emphasizing parent education so they can be empowered to support their child.
Not yet, I am taking a course in March 2022 to do so
HPT has earned & held the trust of families & physicians for nearly 30 years. Founded by Christina Morrissey, MS., CCC-SLP speech language pathologist/feeding therapist, we strongly believe in a responsive feeding approach. Several SLPs and OTs on our team of over 50 therapists help children with feeding delays. Christina & her team also are qualified to help infants in their feeding journey. As a multi-disc team with PT/OT/SP/FDG/DT/COUNSELING/THER PRESCHOOL, we treat the whole child.
2 professionally designed centers with feeding therapists at both: Westmont & Woodridge
Trabajo mediante enfoque de Integración sensorial y estoy aprendiendo conociendo sobre la practica y el enfoque de alimentación receptiva-
My journey as a feeding therapist began back in 1989 when I worked at La Rabida Children's Hospital in Chicago. Aside from my work with the medically complex in-patient population there I also was involved in the start of the Failure to Thrive Outpatient Clinic which incorporated nutrition and family dynamics. My philosophy has changed over time but has always included a whole child and family approach and has always incorporated what we now call a "responsive feeding" approach/component.
I also see clients at Therapediatrics Family Center in Vernon Hills.
We strive to provide help, healing, and caring services that support and strengthen children, families, and community. At JCFS Integrated Pediatric Therapies we meet a family where they are to provide feeding supports that incorporate family values and culture, while helping a child find joy and nourishment in meal times. Our multidisciplinary team allows us to support the whole child with sensory, motor, and emotional development.
Additional clinic site: 6639 N Kedzie Ave, Chicago, IL 60645
KiCD’s specially trained speech-language pathologists, and occupational therapists treat children (infants to teens) with feeding difficulties associated with tethered oral tissue (TOTs), oral motor skills, sensory processing difficulties, and other conditions.
KCD’s Nourish feeding therapy program takes a developmental/child-led approach to feeding, leading to more positive and successful eating experiences for children and their families.
Over 30 years in the community. Therapists with 20 years of feeding therapy experience.
We believe in family centered care. Parents/caregivers are included and active part of all sessions to the extent they desire. Children are one part of a family unit-so it is important to include parents, and siblings sometimes. We also do community based feeding, because children eat in lots of environments. Finally- feeding a is a multi-sensory experience. That means before we come to the table we need to be well regulated with our sensory systems processing well.
I always start with understanding the family's concerns and goals for their child. I work closely educating and empowering parents as they are the most important member of the child’s team, aside from the child themselves. I use a responsive feeding approach and focus on treating the whole child. It is my goal to help children thrive and make mealtimes more enjoyable for all. My specialty training includes SOS Approach to Feeding, Feeding: A Sensory Motor Approach, Beckman Oral Motor, and TOTS.
I am a certified lactation counselor and orofacial myofunctional therapist.
A Neurodiversity Affirming Occupational Therapy practice that specializes in working with autistic children and adults
I am child and family centered. I am trained medically and believe in a team approach consulting with colleagues; speech, pt, dietician, medical as needed. I also use very practical and easy to understand language. I am most influenced by Marsha Dunn Klein's work which speaks to me as an OT. I look at the strengths and opportunities within the environment and make safe and practical suggestions. The child feeling safe and well connected is of the most importance in my practice.
I have a professional fb and instagram site but not yet a website.
Little Whale Therapy provides child- and family-centered feeding therapy. We use a responsive approach, and we keep each family’s goals and priorities for their child at the center of our practice. We believe that food is nourishing not only for a child’s body, and that meals also provide opportunities to connect as a family, to explore new tastes, textures, and smells, and to build a child’s independence and confidence. We value frequent collaboration with all members of a child’s care team.
Honoring family preferences and gently guiding them to feel supported from a holistic standpoint. Offering comprehensive and collaborative approaches to pediatric feeding disorders by prioritizing both mental and physical health.
Our goal is to support families of all kinds in development, growth, and well-being. Our approach is collaborative and family-focused to ensure outcomes are sustainable and tailored to your needs.
NeeflaOT is a neurodiversity-affirming practice, using strengths-based approaches to achieve family and individual goals.
It is completely dependent on the child- which I believe aligns best with the responsive feeding approach! However, we have therapists who are trained in SOS feeding, Beckmann treatments.
We believe in a comprehensive approach to the WHOLE child!
We absolutely value a child's right to respect their body and have fun exploring foods along the way.
As a clinical lactation counselor and a pediatric occupational therapist with 14 years of experience, I help families reach their feeding and development goals. I have a holistic and whole body approach that has been developed through specialized training in infant development, lactation, sensory integration, feeding therapy, tongue tie, oral motor assessment and intervention. With this skill set I am able to offer you comprehensive feeding support.
Feeding therapy, lactation, and development, serving Mount Pleasant and the Greater Charleston, SC.
We use a team approach to assessing and diagnosing feeding difficulties. We have OT, SLP and a dietitian specializing in feeding difficulties. We work closely with your provider to find the best solution to your child's feeding difficulty. We have therapists trained in many specialized therapy treatment techniques to best suite the needs of your family and infant/child.
We provide dental care for infants and children in a caring environment. Our office specialized in releasing tethered oral ties (TOTs) for infants and children in the states of Iowa and surrounding states.
At Picky Eaters Anonymous, we believe is helping children become independent and confident eaters by utilizing an individualized approach specific to your child and their needs. We use a blended approach of systematic desensitization, food chaining and responsive feeding mixed with a ton of fun!
I provide Telehealth therapy services in several different states (ME,CO,NY,MD,TX)
I treat children (teens as well!) using both behavioral and sensory techniques. I do not believe that "one size fits all", and feel that you need to look at each person as an individual to determine what therapy approach may be best. There may be sensory components, oral motor concerns, medicals issues, or behavioral pieces that need to be taken into consideration prior to putting together a treatment plan.
Play to Learn is a boutique therapeutic practice that enhances foundational developmental skills and allows children and parents to thrive through focused, individualized care. My philosophy takes a holistic viewpoint to understand the whole child. My goal is to empower parents and caregivers with strategies and resources. I welcome the child and adult into the therapeutic space because, as partners, we can achieve so much more!
Our approach to feeding therapy is based on principles of responsive feeding. We value intrinsic motivation & self-determination to inform the feeding process, & believe trust & motivation are key to successful mealtimes. Our therapists believe in teaching self-advocacy skills to support children & their caregivers during the mealtime routine. We also educate caregivers on how to identify neurobehavioral cues during the feeding process & how to respond accordingly.
Our sessions are play-based & child-led, with a focus on supporting the family’s mealtime experience
Our feeding therapists provide an in-depth evaluation of the child and family’s specific needs. Then, they design and implement interventions to target areas where the child and family will benefit most. Therapists work directly with the child, but also provide extensive training to the caregivers to carry over the strategies at home.
Working with families to help overcome feeding and communication difficulties in a gentle, family-centred approach free of pressure or judgement. Bringing the joy back to mealtimes
Dr. Eliza Binstock and OT team strongly believe in responsive feeding, including minimizing pressure tactics, empathizing, modeling, and having fun during mealtime. Setting loving boundaries around mealtime schedules and food offerings are also including in our approach.
I teach positive feeding and mealtime experiences through a family-centered approach. I use responsive feeding techniques and base therapy on clinical research as well as experience. I enjoy tailoring feeding therapy to each individual family and assist families in connecting and communicating with each other to make eating fun and enjoyable for all!
We utilize a responsive approach to feeding therapy while serving the whole family unit. Our philosophy and practice is based on family systems theory and the idea feeding and eating are co-occupations between the child and their providers. We value building a strong therapeutic alliance between family members and team members to promote lasting changes in the feeding therapy process.
The Roots Motto
We eat for pleasure, say no anytime, are adventurous, make a mess, and have fun!
We partner with you to serve the needs of your whole family! We find the root causes of feeding challenges and treat them so you can experience joy at mealtimes.
We look forward to meeting you!
Hi, we are a small specialized practice. We specialize in the area of oromyofunctional therapy for little ones before and after tongue and lip tie release surgeries. We also treat school age through adults.
I provide family-centered feeding therapy to infants and young children while implementing evidence-based practices to help children build a healthy relationship with food and mealtimes and to help parents support them in this.
Our clinical programs meet the specialized needs of infants, children and adolescents with developmental disabilities.
Food is not meant to be something that causes anxiety or pressure. It is meant to be something enjoyed by all our senses and to fuel our minds and bodies.
Responsive feeding with a no force policy, emphasis on division of responsibility
Educate the parents the most, wait on child, make food fun and watch them grow!!!
Empowering parents to understand and respond to their child’s needs is at the core of our practice philosophy. As a teletherapy provider, we work hand in hand with parents to help them identify and respond to their child’s cues and behaviors. We support children from birth through adolescence and believe in meeting children where they’re at and providing adequate supports to help them progress.
We provide teletherapy to children in select states, including Illinois
That Makes Sense OT helps families who feel drained by their mealtime power struggles to reconnect and build trust in the feeding process. We provide support and education so they can become harmonious, resilient families held together with love, acceptance and hope. We help our families create a safe space that allows their child’s natural curiosity to emerge and transform the rigidity and power struggles into safe, adventurous, joy-filled exploration of foods.
Online offers are designed to give support and quick wins to get started along your feeding journey.
The Center for Speech & Language Development provides a family-based, child-centered responsive feeding approach to create a positive mealtime experience. Play and achievement of developmental milestones is woven into each session to target success and decrease stress for longterm nutrition and joy around food. We are SOS trained.
At TFI, we believe that parents are not just caregivers or "providers" but instead PARTICIPANTS in their child’s growth and development. It’s time to “help your child blossom into their FULL potential.” With help from the therapists at The Flower Institute, you will learn multiple ways to engage with your child at mealtime while learning mealtime "communication" skills.
At TFI, We support parents and caregivers who don’t want to be just a “provider” but instead, a participant in their child’s growth and development. It’s time to “help your child blossom into their FULL potential.”
We believe that parents/caregivers are the biggest and most important component when it comes to feeding therapy. We hold parent coaching, near and dear, because they know their kiddos best and spend the most time with them. We want parents to be full time participants from DAY ONE
The Little Duck Collective (TLDC) is based on the characteristics of compassion, innovation, and collaboration. By providing therapy in the natural setting, TLDC strives to provide high-quality therapy services to families of all backgrounds. At The Little Duck Collective, we’re here to listen and support your family through your unique and individualized journey.
Mobile pediatric practice providing therapy in the natural setting
At Therapedia, LLC we value a child-centered approach to feeding therapy that focuses on identifying the primary cause of feeding difficulties. We attempt to make the greatest functional impact in feeding therapy through parent education, improving the mealtime experience, and advancing in feeding therapy at a pace that is comfortable for our patients and their caregivers. After all, eating should be fun!
It would be a privilege to be included in your provider listings. Thank you.
Therapitas is an outpatient pediatric therapy clinic on a mission to serve the Spanish-speaking population. We are a team of OTs, PTs, and SLPs ready to help anyone in our community regardless of culture, language, background, and familial values. We believe that the family is the coach, and we are a player on the medical team. Our goal is to support the family and child in their feeding goals; what is important to you is important to us. Feel free to reach out with any questions you have! Las t
Hi! I have received my education through the Get Permission Institute! I use responsive, child-led feeding therapy, with a focus on providing families with skills to engage in fun food exposures, cooking and meal prep, and gentle exposures that make the child feel safe and confident.
Current feeding therapists:
As an NDT therapist with numerous years of experience treating oral motor, feeding and swallowing challenges in the pediatric population, the staff at Wee Speech has been trained to use an eclectic approach to treatment.
We work within a multidisciplinary clinic utilizing the expertise of those professions needed to ensure the child is obtaining all the benefits of their knowledge. We believe the parent is a team member to ensure that feeding skills learned can be practiced at home. Children come to the practice with varied skills, and learning what may be needed to develop safe, efficient and developmentally appropriate feeding is a goal.