Developing
Long-Term and Healthy Relationships
with Food

Feeding Therapy

Speech Therapy - Advanced Therapy Solutions - Clarksville, TN

Feeding and mealtimes are a central role in daily life. When there is a disruption in feeding or a child’s ability to safely maintain adequate nutrition, it can cause a strain on the child and family. 

By scheduling a feeding evaluation our therapists can examine your whole child to try and discover the root cause of their feeding challenges. We then develop an individualized therapy plan which takes all aspects of your child’s feeding issues into account.

Feeding therapy progresses a patient’s ability to eat foods of multiple textures and tastes. Treatment helps broaden the spectrum of foods that a child can eat and educates them on how to eat the food. A feeding therapist will also work on oral exercises with your child to strengthen and develop their facial muscles, lips, tongue, and jaw.

How Feeding Therapy Works

Feeding therapy helps children achieve long-term and healthy relationships with food.

Feeding and/or swallowing disorders can be classified by one or more of the following:

  • Refusing age-appropriate or developmentally appropriate foods or liquids
  • Picky eating or limited diet, which impacts nutritional intake
  • Accepting a restricted variety or quantity of foods or liquids
  • Avoiding or restricting one’s food intake (ARFID)
  • Experiencing less than optimal growth
  • Failing to master developmentally appropriate skills, including utensil use
Pediatric Speech Therapy - Advanced Therapy Solutions - Clarksville, TN
Speech Therapy Evaluations - Advanced Therapy Solutions - Clarksville, TN

Evaluations for Feeding Therapy

We have therapists who are trained to evaluate and provide treatment for a variety of feeding and swallowing disorders. We examine a child’s eating skills to ensure they are developmentally appropriate.

Our therapists believe in practicing Responsive Feeding Therapy, which works to facilitate long-term and healthy relationships with food. We work to foster mealtime peace, teach kids to learn to enjoy exploring food, and help with developing internal motivation to eat.

We believe in taking a child-led approach to feeding, which lets the child set the pace, and provides parent education to promote carry-over at home.

We also offer physical therapy, occupational therapy, and a variety of treatment options in addition to speech and feeding therapy.

Feeding Therapy

Feeding Therapy - Advanced Therapy Solutions - Clarksville, TN

Feeding therapy progresses a patient’s ability to eat foods of multiple textures and tastes. Treatment helps broaden the spectrum of foods that a child can eat and educates them on how to eat the food. A feeding therapist will also work on oral exercises with your child to strengthen and develop their facial muscles, lips, tongue, and jaw.

Testimonials

My son goes twice a week for speech and he loves it! I am very impressed with how far he has come. I recommend them to anyone hands down.

-Sara M.

Advanced Therapy Solutions

851 Professional Park Dr
Clarksville, TN 37040

Phone:
931-542-2168

Fax:
931-542-2206

Email:
advancedtherapy@hushmail.com

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Advanced Therapy Solutions

218 Village Sq Ste 100
Pleasant View TN 37146

Phone:
615-619-2390

Fax: 
615-619-2388

Email:
advancedtherapy@hushmail.com

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Business Hours

Monday - Thursday:

7:30 AM - 6:00 PM

Friday:

7:30 AM - 12:00 PM
(Clarksville only)

Closed Saturday & Sunday