Speech therapy is a service provided to aid individuals in overcoming communication difficulties that may impact their ability to build relationships and interact with others on a day-to-day basis.
For children, the concept is similar; we believe that it is a child’s job to play and develop skills that will last a lifetime. Sometimes, children need some help to strengthen their hand muscles before they learn how to tie their shoes, or they need to be exposed to new and messy activities to become accustomed to coping with situations they may run in to on a daily basis.
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.
If your child is struggling with texture aversions, swallowing, chewing or other development delays, we’re here to help. See below for some of the most common reasons that children have issues with feeding.
Prolonged use of a bottle, thumb/finger sucking and mouth breathing are other common occurrences that lead to the need for myofunctional therapy.