What is a Feeding Disorder?
Pediatric Feeding Disorders occur when a child refuses to eat or limits the amount of food intake. Other things like texture can interfere as well. Feeding disorders can be due to oral motor dysfunction as well.
If feeding has become an issue with your child, feeding intervention may be a good answer.
What is Feeding Intervention?
Feeding intervention is administered by a Speech-Language Pathologist who specializes in feeding.
Speech-Language Pathologists are regulated by the College of Audiologists & Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario (CASLPO), which ensures that clinicians meet high ethical and professional standards.
Therapy focuses on increasing the amount and range of foods a child can eat while making it fun! Often, parents report that the feeding intervention is an amazing experience for both child and parent.
How Does Feeding Intervention Work?
At Pivotal Minds, your first session with the Speech-Language Pathologist will consist of an assessment and taking history. This session is one hour in length. Based on the results of that assessment, the SLP will decide on the right course of action for your child.
For ongoing sessions, the SLP will advise on what to bring to each session. For example, you may want bring some of your child's favourite foods, a special plate, etc.
Is Feeding Intervention Covered by Insurance? Is it Funded?
Kindly check with your insurance provider to see if this treatment option is covered.
If your child is diagnosed with Autism, you may be qualified for funding under the new Ontario Autism Program. Any funds granted to families are given directly to the families. Kindly check with the OAP for funding inquiries prior to starting treatment. You can find more information under Ontario.ca/OntarioAutismProgram.
Pivotal Minds will issue you a receipt with the name and credentials of the Speech-Language Pathologist for reimbursement.