Coping During Quarantine

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

There is a lot of pressure on families to keep up with school and work and therapy AND to make up for lost time with friends and peers, missing celebrations and life-events.  There is the additional well-meant pressure to “make the most of it” and “enjoy … Read More

Tube to Table: Episode 35: What’s the Deal with Drinking?

By: Jamie Hinchey, MS, CCC-SLP

We know that this past week hasn’t been easy for our families. We are thinking of you and sending a big virtual hug! It’s important to remember that what’s more important than what your kid is eating or how much … Read More

Tube to Table Podcast: Episode 34: Calming The Waters

By: Jamie Hinchey, MS, CCC-SLP

In this week’s episode, Heidi is joined by Jamie Hinchey, a feeding therapist and member of the Thrive tube weaning team. Heidi and Jamie are discussing the importance of bringing calm to a situation, specifically around children. This could be moving … Read More

Skill Development in the Independent Eater

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

Many parents feel responsible for teaching their child how to chew, drink or swallow.  While adults are partners in the process, learning to eat is a very basic program that is scripted for each of us in early development.   Even kids who have motor or cognitive challenges have … Read More

Tube to Table Podcast: Episode 33: Autonomy Over Efficiency

By: Jamie Hinchey, MS, CCC-SLP

On this week’s episode of the Tube to Table podcast, Jennifer and Heidi are talking about autonomy. What is it and why is it important in your child’s tube weaning journey? It is so important to allow your child to … 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

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

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