Feeding Therapy -> Swallowing -> Behavioral Approaches

Behavioral Approaches

Using a series of positive/negative rewards/punishments to change the behavior of a client in regards to mealtime behaviors. The biggest note for behavioral approaches is to ignore or to NOT reward negative/unexpected behaviors.

Activity List(s)

Related Disorder(s)

  • Swallowing disorders - Having trouble swallowing (dysphagia) is a symptom that accompanies a number of neurological disorders. The problem can occur at any stage of the normal swallowing process as food and liquid move from the mouth, down the back of the throat, through the esophagus and into the stomach.

Goal Bank

  • Jospeh will increase overall awareness in the oral cavity through vibration, so as to increase willingness to accept feeding and swallowing experiences 3 times a session over consecutive sessions as measured by clinician data and observation. 2


  • Food Choice Visual Aid preview

    Food Choice Visual Aid

    Gabriella Cousino, M.S., CF-SLP

    The "Food Choice Visual Aid" resource was designed for at-home and therapy use to promote autonomy in food choices for kids in feeding therapy. How to use this resource: • Support Food choices: Use...


  • Food Explorer's Guide to the Foodie-Verse preview

    Food Explorer's Guide to the Foodie-Verse

    Gabriella Cousino, M.S., CF-SLP

    The "Food Explorer's Guide to the Foodie-verse" resource was designed for feeding therapists as a tool to increase food awareness. This resource can be used to... • Increase food awareness • Educat...