Tube to Table Podcast: Episode 17: Out of Order

When you hear the words “oral motor therapy” what comes to mind? Has this been a recommendation for your child? When is it appropriate? This week’s episode of the Tube to Table podcast will answer all of these questions and more. Your … Read More

Tube To Table Podcast Episode 6: First Things First

By: Jamie Hinchey, MS, CCC-SLP

This week’s episode of the Tube To Table Podcast focuses on the specific progression from feeding tube dependency to eating orally. Your hosts, Heidi and Jennifer, will walk you through the five crucial steps that the Thrive by Spectrum Pediatrics … Read More

Tube to Table Podcast: Episode 5: Ready or Not

Are you wondering if your child is ready to wean from their feeding tube? One of the most common questions we receive from parents is “How do I know if my child is ready to wean?” In this week’s episode, Ready … Read More

Good Reads for February

We are featuring two “Good Reads” for February that we hope you will find helpful. Each month, we will post a few articles, books, or resources that we find helpful and often recommend to families. Extreme Picky Eating: Essentials of … Read More

The History of My Eating

By: Evie Morse, Age 11, Feeding Superstar Most kids can quickly be born and start eating grown up foods, but not me! My mom was very sick. The doctor demanded that she should have me now, and she’d survive. It … Read More

A Family Mealtime Coach: How can we help?

By: Heidi Moreland, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, CLC

We all want our kids to be the best that they can be.  In fact, many families hire coaches to pump up their kids’ soccer game, to improve their free throw shot, or to work on their ballet positions.  But … Read More

Happy Mealtimes and Healthy Eaters: Four Things Every Parent Should Know

“Isn’t my job to make them eat healthy?”: It is often forgotten that children and parents both have their own roles to play during mealtimes. Ellyn Satter describes the Division of Responsibility (sDOR), which breaks down the different roles between … Read More

Feeding Tube to Family Table: How does that work?

Did you ever wonder why feeding therapy doesn’t look anything like the meals you hope to have?  We did too!  At Spectrum Pediatrics, we believe that tube-fed kids need to learn to eat in the same safe way that other … Read More