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Feeding therapy is a specialized branch of occupational or speech therapy involving specialized treatments to address gagging, vomiting, decreased food/texture tolerance, drooling, and decreased strength or range of motion of the mouth and other facial structures.
At Amy Rogge & Associates, we approach feeding issues using the Beckman Oral Motor Protocol. Beckman Oral Motor Protocol uses stretches to build strength against resistance, increase oral facial range of motion, and increase controlled movement of the lips, cheeks, jaw, and tongue. This protocol is useful across the lifespan, and is effective with a variety of diagnoses. For more information on this approach, please visit Beckmanoralmotor.com.
Feeding Therapy Process:
Feeding interventions will be discontinued when the family and therapist determine that feeding goals have been satisfactorily met, or when the parents and therapist determine other methods (behavioral, ABA, etc.) may be more beneficial.