Pediatric Feeding Group
We are now offering a Pediatric Feeding Group through the month of October on Thursdays from 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. The feeding groups are for preschool and school-aged children who are picky eaters and problem feeders. We will use play-based as well as evidenced based approaches to address the feeding needs of your child. The feeding group will be led by a licensed speech-language pathologist as well as speech pathology graduate students at Wichita State University. Our licensed speech-language pathologists have extensive training in a wide variety of feeding-based therapy techniques and are certified in the Sequential Oral Sensory Feeding Approach.
This group will be beneficial for children who have one or more of the following characteristics:
- Specific food aversions
- Difficulty transitioning to new food textures (i.e. purees to solids)
- Difficulty trying new foods
- Difficulty gaining weight or maintaining nutrition/hydration on current diet
- Difficulty transitioning to oral eating (G-tube dependent)
Feeding therapy groups will be formed based on age and feeding abilities. Peer models may be used during group sessions. Each child will have an individualized treatment plan, including an at-home program for carryover during and once the program has ended. The sessions will last about an hour; Feeding Group will be approximately 45 minutes, and 15 minutes for parent education will take place at the end of each group session. Group sessions will encourage increased social interaction between children and their peers and will allow for a safe, structured environment to experience food!
Please call 316-978-3289 to inquire about available group times, costs and additional information.