Feeding Therapy

Feeding Therapy in Fort Worth and Haslet, Texas

If your child is struggling with texture aversions, swallowing, chewing or other delays, we’re here to help with feeding therapy for kids.

Feeding Therapy at Little Red Wagon Pediatric Therapy

Feeding is something that we often assume will come naturally to children. While it’s expected that they may go through phases of wanting grilled cheese sandwiches for every meal, and that broccoli may never be their favorite vegetable, sometimes the concerns are more severe.

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See below for some of the most common reasons that children have issues with feeding.

Reflux, stomach problems

Low birth weight or premature

Sensory difficulties

Behavior difficulties

Muscle weakness in the head and neck

Autism

Cleft lip/palate

Developmental delays

Call us today to learn more about our philosophy for care and how we can help your family.

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Does your child need an assessment?

Are you unsure if your child’s feeding habits are cause for concern or simply a kid being a kid? Read on for some signs that there may be an underlying cause for your feeding time stress.

Coughs or gags during meals

Eats only certain textures (i.e. crunchy, soft, etc.)

Has problems chewing

Takes a long time to eat

Refuses to eat or drink

Cries of fusses when feeding

Is not gaining weight or growing

Accepts limited foods

Teaching Techniques

SOS approach

Tr-Eat Model

Debra Beckman Oral Motor Protocol

Here is an additional resource from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association for you to review while you consider if feeding therapy may be right for your child.

Little Red Wagon Pediatric Therapy is located in Fort Worth and Haslet, Texas

The ability to eat establishes a balanced diet and a healthy relationship with food early on.

If you have further questions regarding feeding therapy, or would like to schedule an initial evaluation.

Give Us a Call: (817) 764-3825

Testimonials

They were very supportive, knowledgeable, gave lots of suggestions and referred me to resources I hadn’t thought of. We were encouraged to observe therapy sessions if we wished and they always brought us in to discuss progress we were seeing at home and what they saw with our child.

Muriel Buie

The therapists are great with my son who has Autism. It was a challenge to find a pediatric therapy office for us; now, my son has been able to excel. The therapists are very personable and take the time to go over my son’s progress and give me recommendations on how to deal with meltdowns (that actually work).

Elissia Jamison

At the age of 3, my son could only say single words and syllables. At this crucial time in his life, we knew we needed to get him help as soon as possible. They set-up a therapy plan, homework assignments, various goals and deadlines. He made progress within weeks! Each week he mastered his goals and began to truly find his voice.

Stephanie Moen

Insurance Carriers

Most major insurance companies have plans that cover our therapy services.

Check with your provider to make sure coverage includes the treatments Little Red Wagon Pediatric Therapy offers. If you have a question, or your insurance company is not listed below, give us a call – we’ll be glad to help.

Out of Network Insurance Carriers

FAQ's

What to know about the initial evaluation

  • How long is an initial evaluation?

    Evaluation length will depend on your child’s individual needs; an evaluation may last 1.5 to 2.5 hours.

  • Will the therapist who evaluates my child also treat my child?

    All staff at Goodwin Therapy Specialists are highly qualified and work as a team to help your child meet their fullest potential. Depending on your child’s needs, family availability and therapist availability, it is possible your child will receive services with another therapist following the initial evaluation.

  • Do I need to bring anything to the evaluation?

    Please bring your insurance card and a photo ID. If your child has previously received services from another source, whether it be a different facility or the school district, bring a copy of any prior evaluations/IEP.

What to expect when your child begins therapy

  • Do I need to be present for my child's therapy session? Can I observe the therapy session?

    We deeply value family support and education and believe that it is the key to success when working with our families. For this reason, we do ask that parents plan to be part of their child’s therapy session.

    It is important that you are an active participant in your child’s therapy to ensure carryover into the home/community and for the therapist to answer and address any questions or concerns you may have.

  • How long will my child require treatment? How many times a week will my child have to go to therapy?

    The duration and frequency of your child’s treatment is highly dependent on the results of the evaluation, the child’s motivation to succeed and family participation.

    Since our care plans are highly personalized to each child and based on the child’s needs and severity of their delay, therapy duration and frequency will be discussed at the end of the initial evaluation and following consequential re-assessments.

  • How long is each therapy session?
    • Speech/feeding/myofunctionaltherapy sessions typically last 30-40 minutes.
    • Occupational therapy sessions typically last 45-60 minutes.
  • How do I know what to work on at home?

    At the conclusion of each therapy session, the therapist will provide you with strategies, techniques and written/verbal homework to complete at home until your next session.

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