Feeding Therapy -> Nutrition


Nutrition therapy addresses barriers to achieving appropriate nutrition for growth. An occupational or speech therapist will work with the the patient and caregivers to address the barriers to proper nutrition whether they are based on sensory or swallowing issues.

Minor focus areas

Goal Bank

  • Laura will tolerate the least restrictive diet without signs/ symptoms of aspiration, dehydration, or malnutrition typical for developmental peers in 5 of5 attempts as measured by clinician observation and data collection over 5 therapy sessions to improve overall feeding and nutrition skills.

Related Disorder(s)

  • Eating disorders - Eating disorders are behavioral conditions characterized by severe and persistent disturbance in eating behaviors and associated distressing thoughts and emotions. They can be very serious conditions affecting physical, psychological and social function. Types of eating disorders include anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, avoidant restrictive food intake disorder, other specified feeding and eating disorder, pica and rumination disorder.
  • Feeding disorders - A feeding disorder, in infancy or early childhood, is a child's refusal to eat certain food groups, textures, solids or liquids for a period of at least one month, which causes the child to not gain enough weight, grow naturally or cause any developmental delays.

Reference links

  • Child Dietitians to Assess & Treat PFD - Feeding Matters Author: Feeding Matters - Children with pediatric feeding disorder require child dietitians to assess and treat PFD. Feeding Matters, an organization dedicated to improving the system of care of children with pediatric feeding disorder, provides a helpful provider directory for dietitians and food therapists.