Feeding Disorders

Children may develop disorders of eating and swallowing for a variety of reasons including low muscle tone or weakness, difficulty coordinating muscle movements needed for eating, sensory issues with textures, a history of reflux or physical deformities. It's important to understand and deal with the underlying reasons for the feeding difficulties and work with the child's physician and parents to make sure the needs of the whole child are addressed. 

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By Tracy Vail, MS, CCC-SLP, Autism Consultant and Heather Forbes, MA, CCC-SLP, BCBA There is currently a great deal of debate in the field of speech-language pathology about the kinds of words that should be taught first to nonverbal (or minimally verbal) individuals with communication impairments...


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