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Feeding & Swallowing

Nourish with care, embracing feeding challenges together!

child eating Ice Cream durring feeding and swallowing therapy
boy and grandfather eating during feeding and swallowing therapy

What is Feeding & Swallowing Therapy?

Jackson Jade provides comprehensive feeding and swallowing assessments and customized intervention to support improved diet, safe feeding and swallowing, and increased health benefits. We can also transition picky and selective eaters to enjoying a variety of foods to eliminate the challenges you face at mealtime.

When it comes to treating feeding and swallowing challenges in therapy, here are a few things to consider:

  • Working alongside a team of professionals, including speech pathologists, occupational therapists, dietitians, and medical specialists, can provide a holistic approach to treatment. 
     

  • Each team member brings unique expertise and can contribute to the development of an individualized care plan.
     

  • Based on the assessment findings, our clinical team will customize a treatment plan. This plan may include strategies to improve oral motor skills, sensory integration techniques, muscle targeting exercises, positioning modifications, adaptive equipment recommendations, and diet modifications.
     

  • Addressing sensory aversions or sensitivities that may impact feeding and swallowing is also important to desensitize the individual to various textures, tastes, and smells.

little girl eating during feeding and swallowing therapy

Keep in Mind:

Swallowing and feeding problems are often undetected and can be a serious threat to an individual’s health because of the following risks: 

  • Aspiration

  • Pneumonia

  • Malnutrition

  • Dehydration

  • Failure to thrive

  • Chronic lung disease

  • Weight loss

  • Obstruction of the airway

  • Increased risks of infection

  • Physical debilitation

Every individual is unique, and treatment plans should be tailored to their specific needs and goals. With the right support and therapeutic interventions, feeding and swallowing challenges can be addressed, helping individuals regain the joy and confidence in eating.

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