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Feeding Therapy

At Chitter Chatter PC, we understand the importance of healthy feeding habits for a child's growth and development. Feeding therapy is a specialized type of therapy that focuses on helping children with feeding difficulties develop better feeding skills and habits. We offer feeding therapy services to children with a variety of feeding difficulties, including picky eaters, children with sensory processing disorders, and children with medical conditions or developmental delays.

Our experienced therapists at Chitter Chatter PC will start with an assessment of the child's feeding skills and the underlying causes of the feeding difficulties. Based on the assessment, the therapist will develop a customized treatment plan to address the child's specific needs. The treatment plan may include a variety of techniques and strategies.



Chitter Chatter PC offers translation services for individuals whose primary language is not English for caregiver engagement sessions as well as documentation. Please inform your supervising clinician if you would prefer an interpreter or would like documents translated into your preferred language. Chitter Chatter PC offers translation services through various placements including internal staff, translation services through the Detroit Wayne Mental Health Authority (DWMHA), or third party translation services as necessary. All requests for translation services for any language will be accommodated.


Signs and symptoms

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  • Picky eating: A picky eater or who has limited food preferences may benefit from feeding therapy.

  • Refusal to eat certain foods or textures: A child who consistently refuses to eat certain foods or textures may have sensory issues related to feeding.

  • Difficulty with self feeding: A child who has difficulty with self feeding, such as using utensils or bringing food to their mouth, may benefit from feeding therapy.

  • Choking or gagging during meals: A child who chokes or gags frequently during meals may have difficulty with swallowing or oral motor skills.

  • Food aversion or fear: A child who exhibits fear or anxiety around food or mealtime may benefit from feeding therapy.

  • Failure to thrive or poor weight gain: A child who is not gaining weight or is not meeting their growth milestones may have feeding difficulties that require intervention.

  • Sensory processing issues: A child with sensory processing issues may have difficulty with the texture or taste of certain foods.

  • Medical conditions affecting feeding: A child with a medical condition that affects their feeding, such as reflux or food allergies, may benefit from feeding therapy.

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