Feeding Therapy


What we assess

Oral-motor abilities

Sensory profile

How we assess

Caregiver’s questionnaires

Direct observations

Home videos

What an initial consultation might look like

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Prior to the session, caregivers/individuals will be asked to complete a questionnaire that details information about the individual’s current diet, history of assessment or intervention, eating habits etc. They will also be informed on what food to prepare for the session.

The therapist may:

  • Observe the child/individual eating or being fed by a caregiver
  • Evaluate if there are other areas of concern regarding communication
  • Initiate activities that involve a range of sensory play to observe how the child/individual responds to different textures.


We do not believe in a one-size-fits-all methodology. Instead, we recognise that everyone has their own individual differences, and want to celebrate these differences while challenging individuals to excel further. We will meet individuals at their level and pace. The focus is not purely on teaching skills based on age, but supporting development from ground-up and inside-out.

Therapy for Feeding

Give Your Child A Solid Start

During infancy and early childhood, eating a well-portioned and balanced diet is paramount to a child’s physical and cognitive development. Beyond the early years, eating plays an important role in enabling social participation in events such as birthday parties, school camps, hanging out with friends and even company lunches/dinners. Feeding difficulties can have a far-reaching impact on an individual’s life.

Help Your Child Improve In:

  • Being able to join family or peers during meal/snack time
  • Tolerating or accepting food with a wider range of taste and textures
  • Eating and drinking safely and more efficiently using different instruments expected for his/her age (e.g., cutlery, bottle, cup, straw)
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Red flags for problem feeding

Poor weight gain

Difficulty transition to puree foods by 10 months

Unable to accept any table foods by 12 months

Unable to drink from a cup by 9 months

Unable to drink from a straw by 12 months

Eating less than 20 foods by age 2 years

Mealtimes are a constant battle

Cries and/or arches away at most meals

Parent reports that the child is difficult for everyone to feed

History of eating and breathing coordinating problems, with ongoing respiratory issues

Unable to have a rotatory chew by 10 to 12 months

No munch and chew pattern by 8 months

No lip closure around spoon by 6 months

Coughing, gagging or throwing up during or after meals

Prolonged mealtimes (more than 30mins)

Difficulty accepting new textures by age 9 to 12 months

Frequent spitting up of food

Leaking of food/liquid from the mouth

Irritability during feeding