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How to Build Boundaries While Staying Responsive

By: Jamie Hinchey, MS, CCC-SLP and Heidi Moreland, MS, CCC-SLP

At Thrive, we often work with parents on building their own DOR (Division of Responsibility) within mealtimes. This was developed by Ellyn Satter and reviews the basics behind the roles of the parent and child at mealtimes. The parent’s role is to … Read More

Portion Sizes For Picky Eaters

By: Jennifer Berry, MS, OT/L

Many parents struggle with getting their children to eat certain foods, certain meals, or sometimes anything at all. For parents of picky eaters, anxious eaters, or kids that have feeding tubes or feeding disorders this struggle can be all too … Read More

Tube to Table Podcast: Episode 31: Dealing With a Crisis

By: Jamie Hinchey, MS, CCC-SLP

On this week’s episode, Heidi is joined by Brianna Brown, a feeding therapist and member of the Thrive Tube Weaning Team. To follow up with last week’s topic on anxiety, Brianna and Heidi are discussing how to move forward when … Read More

Tube to Table Podcast: Episode 30: Why Do We Worry About Worrying?

By: Jamie Hinchey, MS, CCC-SLP

On this week’s episode of the Tube to Table podcast, Heidi is joined by Jamie, a feeding therapist and full-time member of the Thrive Tube Weaning Team. This week is Tube Feeding Awareness Week and we are so happy that … Read More

Thrive Tube Weaning Treatment Progression

By: Brianna Brown, MS, CCC-SLP

Our Treatment Progression Pyramid is a visual representation of the specific steps we address during our Tube Weaning treatment. Our program looks a little different from most treatment programs because we believe that a strong foundation for kids to learn about what their … Read More

Family Mealtimes for Tube-Fed Kids

By: Jamie Hinchey, MS, CCC-SLP

This week’s podcast was all about how we measure success throughout our tube weaning program at Thrive. It is important that when we focus on measuring progress, we look at so much more than the numbers. At Thrive, we encourage … Read More

Tube to Table Podcast: Episode 29: How to Measure Success

By: Jamie Hinchey, MS, CCC-SLP

Welcome back for another episode of Tube to Table! This week we are talking about how to measure progress while weaning your child from their feeding tube. We have been hearing from various families that we work with that there … Read More

Building a Medical Team for Tube Weaning

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

No one plans to have a child who needs a medical team, so it isn’t a process that many people are prepared for. Even for parents who have advance knowledge that there might be some health issues after their child’s birth, the actual process … Read More

Tube to Table Podcast: Episode 28: Doctor Dilemma

By: Jamie Hinchey, MS, CCC-SLP

On this week’s episode of the Tube to Table podcast, we are talking about the difficulties families face while communicating with their medical team during their tube weaning journey. Jennifer and Heidi sat down with Dr. Katja Rowell, the co-author of Helping Your … Read More

Food Choices: Where to Start With a Child who is Tube-Fed

By: Jamie Hinchey, MS, CCC-SLP

Whether you are just starting to introduce to your tube-fed child, you are preparing for a wean, or you are attempting to wean at home, it is highly likely that you have thought: “What do I start with?”  Parents are … Read More