Feeding Therapy

(Expanding food choices, tolerating textures and flavors)  


Our feeding therapy programs have been designed for children, including those with special needs such as Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), Down Syndrome, Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) or simply children coined as “the picky eater”. The ultimate goal of our feeding therapy is

to instill a positive approach to food, help expand food choices, texture and flavors so nutritious family meals can be enjoyed by, and with, all family members.




Screening:  Burke Therapy uses a highly individualized approach to care.  Most families enter

our feeding therapy programs following an in-person feeding screening.

Evaluation:  Families accepted into our 1:1 therapy or 'Munch Bunch' small group programs (following the screening process) participate in a multi-disciplinary evaluation. A detailed food inventory is collected and each family meets one-on-one with our Wellness Coordinator to discuss nutrition, sleep habits and toileting on the day of the assessment.

Treatment:  Once the hands-on office based evaluation has been completed, a highly specialized treatment plan is developed specifically for the child.  Therapeutic interventions are then offered within the Burke office setting, as well as the home, school and community.  Most treatment sessions are 60 minutes in length - 45 minutes of direct (or group therapy) and 15 minutes of parent education/home programming.

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