Time to Take a Break: The Importance of Rest and Play

By: Jamie Hinchey, MS, CCC-SLP

 Taking a step back from expectations and giving your child space to build trust around food and mealtimes is an important and necessary step in the tube weaning journey. If you are familiar with the Thrive Treatment Progression, you know … Read More

Tube to Table Podcast: Episode 26: A Parent’s Perspective: Benji’s Story

By: Jamie Hinchey, MS, CCC-SLP

We are so excited for this week’s episode, which marks the start of our series “A Parent’s Perspective”. The Tube to Table podcast will be featuring parents and families who have gone through our Tube Weaning program and can share … Read More

Tube to Table Podcast: Episode 25: Comfort vs. Compliance

By: Jamie Hinchey, MS, CCC-SLP

In this week’s episode, your hosts Jennifer and Heidi, will discuss the difference between when children find comfort in eating vs. eating for compliance. It can be very difficult for families to identify if the success they are seeing is … Read More

6 Tips for Handling Unwanted Advice about How to Feed Your Kids

By: Jennifer Berry, MS, OT/L

For parents, feeding kids can be complicated.  Even when you have found a responsive approach to mealtimes that work for you and your little ones, dining with family and friends can make things even more complicated. When we gather for holidays, … Read More

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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