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

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

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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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

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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

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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