-maternal nipple pain
-pumping and milk supply
-bottle feeding skills
-poor latching skills
-transitions to solid foods
-suspected tongue and lip tie
-oral sensorimotor function
-open mouth posture
-babies with reflux/gas/"colic"
-stress at mealtimes
-excessive gagging or vomiting during meals
The therapy team at Abeille Speech + Feeding is highly trained in completing functional assessments to assist with diagnosis of tethered oral tissues (TOTS).
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Research shows that children between the ages of 0-5 do best when treatment strategies are taught to caregivers and implemented in their natural environment. For this reason, we strongly focus our speech and language interventions using a parent coaching model.
Speech Therapy is the treatment of the speech sound system. The goal of this therapy is to improve speech sound errors and overall speech intelligibility.
Language Therapy focuses on communication as a whole, including language comprehension and the use of gestures, sounds, and words. While first words usually develop around 12 months of age, there are many skills that precede first words that can be addressed in early intervention language therapy.
-tongue resting low in the mouth
-lips apart at rest/bunched chin
-dental facial abnormalities
-difficulty with speech sounds
-sleep disordered breathing/apnea
-oral habits (thumb sucking, prolonged pacifier, etc.)
-tongue tie/lip tie
-restricted jaw opening
-preference for nursing on one breast
-tension in the head and neck
-overall body tension
-head turn preference
Did you know, feeding is developmental? That means our children acquire feeding skills in a consistent, sequential order. Just like every other area of development, there are feeding milestones, and the environment in which they are developed can either facilitate or hinder our children.
Over the years, We have provided feeding therapy to hundreds (or thousands?!-We've lost track) of children. Time and time again, parents have told us how much the information we gave them helped them with ALL of their children. We are frequently asked, "Why isn't this information available to everyone?". Well, now it is!
We developed Functional Feeding Academy to provide ALL parents access to the most up to date, researched backed information regarding feeding. Wether you're looking for information on breastfeeding, bottle feeding, purees, baby led weaning, or help with a picky eater, Functional Feeding Academy can help.