Feeding Therapy -> Sensory


Sensory therapy addresses the processing, visual, and motor challenges apparent in individuals requiring feeding therapy. Therapy strategies address tolerating, interacting, touching, smelling, tasting, chewing, and swallowing non-preferred foods.

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Related Disorder(s)

  • Neurological Conditions - Types of neurological conditions may include: Alzheimer’s Disease, Dementias, Brain Cancer, Epilepsy and Other Seizure Disorders, Mental Disorders, Parkinson’s and Other Movement Disorders, and Stroke and Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA).
  • 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.
  • Sensory processing disorders - Sensory processing disorder is a condition in which the brain has trouble receiving and responding to information that comes in through the senses.

Reference links

  • Feeding Therapy (and Picky Eating) Author: Sensory Kids - There are many reasons why a child can have difficulty with feeding. At Sensory Kids we look at the whole picture, taking in your child’s unique needs and strengths and your family routines and priorities to help develop a comprehensive approach to mealtime and eating. What is Feeding Therapy? Feeding and the act of eating … Continue reading Feeding Therapy (and Picky Eating)
  • Pediatric Sensory-Based Feeding Difficulties - Conditions and Treatments Author: Children's National Hospital - Patients who present as picky eaters or only accept limited varieties of foods or liquids may have sensory-based feeding difficulties. Learn more about sensory-based feeding difficulties in children.