In-Home | South Hill Office | Virtual
We complete a thorough review of medical/birth history, developmental, and feeding history, conduct an oral sensory-motor assessment, feeding observation (breast, bottle, solids). We also look at whole body movement, symmetry and strength, as it relates to feeding. Following assessment we will discuss findings, collaboratively develop a plan that aligns with family goals, and work together to implement the plan during and between sessions.
**For breastfeeding dyads we also provide lactation support, which may include education for milk supply, pumping, breast health, and develop a feeding plan based on weighted feeds and infant nutritional needs.
Therapy sessions involve ongoing assessment of feeding/oral motor skills, response to intervention, upgrading and modifying the home exercise plan as appropriate. For older infants and toddlers, we work through play. Sessions may involve body movement, food exploration, sensory activities, mouth play, breathwork, and snack time. All goals are parent/family driven, with emphasis on responsive feeding, playful child engagement, and parent coaching. Sessions may be scheduled weekly or or every other week.
VIRTUAL FAMILY SUPPORT
Virtual support is available to families outside the Spokane, Washington area. This is not direct therapy, but rather parent coaching. We work collaboratively to give you the confidence to feed your babies. Whether you want guidance on implementing baby led weaning, need help getting your toddler out of a food rut, or want to target oral motor skills to prepare baby for solids--we provide evidence-based guidance.
All the ins and outs of feeding your newborn. We customize each consult to your personal history and feeding goals.