Pediatric SLP Bundle: Feeding Interventions
This bundle comes with 14 resources for speech-language pathologists working with children addressing feeding/swallowing goals. Resources included in this bundle:
This handout is designed for speech-language pathologists working with kids and their families to address picky eating issues. The handout is written in accessible language for families and caregivers and provides instructions on how to use plate rotation at home as a strategy to increase diversity of food intake for their children.
Incorporating Sensory Activities in Feeding Therapy
This handout is designed for speech-language pathologists and other therapists working with children and their families to address feeding sensory processing issues related to feeding. The handout is written for clinicians, parents, caregivers, and staff and provides 5 strategies to use to decrease averse reactions to foods.
Eating Sequence Reward Visual
This handout is designed for therapists working with children to address picky eating. The visual provides a clear pathway from taking a bite, chewing the food, and swallowing, with a blank space to put a special reward that the child is working towards during therapy or at home.
Facial Molding Strokes
This handout is designed for therapists working with the pediatric population to address facial muscle awareness with the goal of reducing hypertonicity and desensitizing touch and texture sensitivities.
Mealtime Routine Visual Schedule
This handout is designed for therapists working with the pediatric population to address picky eating. Many children benefit from concrete visuals to help guide them through the process of a meal. This resources provides a visual for 7 steps of eating, from grabbing plats and utensils to taking bites to cleaning dishes. Cut, laminate, and place on velcro strips.
Oral Stimulation on Infants Who Are NPO
This handout is designed for pediatric therapists working with the infant population that is unable to take any food or liquid by mouth. The handout describes the need for oral stimulation as early intervention for feeding abilities and outlines the framework for this type of therapy.
Thermal Stimulation for Pediatric Swallow Therapy
This handout describes thermal stimulation for pediatric swallow therapy and is designed to provide background information for clinicians, parents, caregivers, and staff on the use of thermal stimulation techniques to improve the swallow response in the pediatric population.
Tongue Mobility Exercises for Kids
This handout featured 4 engaging exercises to help kids improve tongue mobility and coordination. The handout also explains how lingual strength and ROM contribute to feeding skills in children.
Let's Get Ready to Eat! Pre-Feeding Warm-Up
Designed to clearly identify concrete ways to prepare children for feeding tasks, this handout helps parents and caregivers lay the groundwork for successful meal intake. The handout provides 9 strategies to help set children up for success during mealtime.
Sensory Play Ideas for Picky Eaters
Picky eating is a challenging goal to address in pediatric therapy. This handout celebrates the idea of sensory play with a large, engaging visual of what it looks like to use sensory play to become familiar with the different textures of foods. The handout offers 5 fun ideas to try with kids in a therapy setting or at home.
Summertime Snacks for Kids
Summer is a fun time for kids to be involved in food preparation! This handout is designed for parents and caregivers and outlines some simple snacks with kid-friendly recipe layouts to encourage healthy food habits.
Snack Mat for Animal Crackers
Fun and functional snack mat for feeding therapy. Use your favorite snack (e.g. animal crackers). This mat can also be used to address receptive, expressive language, matching, basic concepts, and following directions.
Quick Pediatric Oral Motor Assessment
This one-page quick pediatric oral motor assessment is designed to help identify or rule out structural and/or functional impairments that can contribute to issues with speech or feeding within the pediatric population.
Fall Trail Mix Visual Recipe
This visual recipe for young or emerging readers is designed for clinicians, teachers, parents, and caregivers targeting feeding goals. This activity also touches on reading, following directions, and sequencing.
Goal Ideas for Feeding Therapy
This goal bank is designed for pediatric speech-language pathologists who are creating a treatment plan for children who qualify for feeding therapy. The goals can be modified by adding more detail or customizing based on the child’s current skill level and needs.
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