As an Occupational Therapist, I specialize in movement, coordination and the skills that a baby/toddler needs for everyday living, which is feeding and self-soothing skills that lead to sleep skills. I focus on the impact of prematurity on the nervous system and muscles as it affects a baby's ability to suck, swallow and breathe.
My approach is a combination of Sensory Processing, SOFFI Method trained (Supporting Oral Feeding in Fragile Infants) SOS (Sequential Oral Sensory) Approach to Feeding and Techniques and Principles of Baby Led Weaning. I provide feeding therapy within the most natural environment possible, and that is your home.
Identifying the Feeding Problem:
A feeding behavior does not become a "feeding problem" until a delay in typical development is noted. The goal of the feeding evaluation is to determine the underlying cause for the feeding dysfunction.
Identifying the Self Soothing Problem:
"The best gift you can give your infant is the gift of self soothing."
– Judy Delaware
"I provide feeding therapy within the most natural environment possible, and that is your home."