Quick Sensory Feeding Therapy Ideas for Toddlers

April 30, 2024 by Ashley Zhinin.
Sensory feeding opportunities for toddlers with selective eating are an evidenced-based way to allow for visual, tactile, olfactory, and potential oral exploration. This resource is to provide clinicians with ideas for therapy targeting sensory exploration and can be used for feeding therapy as well as language therapy. Herde, C. (2019). 5 Tips to Create Positive […]
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Feeding Aversion: Meeting Caloric Needs

July 1, 2022 by Ashley Zhinin.
This resource is for parents, guardians, and clinicians who are seeking tips to help children meet their caloric needs when adequacy of nutritional intake is challenged by feeding aversion.
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Differences Between Picky Eaters and Problem Feeders

January 19, 2022 by Megan Berg.
This course will define the differences between picky eaters and problem feeders. We will review seven characteristics that can assist in differentiating between the two groups. Basic strategies will be discussed that may help parents and therapists treat picky eaters.
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Impact of Ontogeny, Genetics, and Early Experiences (2016)

January 16, 2022 by Megan Berg.
Throughout the article, the authors share and discuss several facts about taste development during childhood, and how taste preferences ultimately determine food preferences. Salt and sweet tastes are the most desired during childhood, with bitter taste having the most variance among individuals and usually rejected by infants and children. The authors give the example of […]
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Visual Eating Hierarchy

January 10, 2022 by Megan Berg.
This visual provides a concrete explanation for the SOS method (Sequential Oral Sensory Approach to Feeding), an evidence-based intervention that addresses how to introduce kids to different tastes, textures, and temperatures.
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Summer Snack Ideas and Fun Recipes for Kids

January 9, 2022 by Megan Berg.
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.
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Simple Strategies for Easier Mealtimes at Home

January 6, 2022 by Megan Berg.
As families are home more than ever during this time, mealtimes may feel increasingly more stressful. This handout serves as a reference for simple, go-to strategies that may make mealtimes run more smoothly!
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Sensory Play Ideas for Picky Eaters

January 5, 2022 by Megan Berg.
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. Includes 5 fun ideas to try with kids in a therapy setting or at home.
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