The Feeding Clinic is a service designed to assess and manage the problems your child is having with feeding and swallowing. Our multidisciplinary team works with you to develop a plan to improve your child’s feeding safety and feeding skill development.
Before leaving your Feeding Clinic appointment, you will be provided with a written summary of feeding recommendations, which may include:
- changes to types of food provided
- change in feeding techniques
- therapy by the Speech-Language Pathologist and/or Occupational Therapist
- a Videoswallow X-ray (see Videofluoroscopic Swallow Study)
- referral to other professionals
Recommendations may also be made to seek help from community therapists and we will work to facilitate the process.
- We see children up to the age of 18 with a physical or neurological origin to their feeding difficulties.
- Children who have been diagnosed with conditions such as cerebral palsy, acquired brain injury, neuromuscular conditions, genetic syndromes, and cleft lip and palate have been seen in clinic.
- We do not serve children with feeding difficulties solely related to behaviour and nutrition.
Please call the clinic if you have any questions about the appropriateness of a referral.