Brighter Connections

Speech Therapy

Feeding Therapy

About our feeding therapy services:

We offer home visits in London, Ohio to address feeding challenges for infants and toddlers. We provide lactation support to help you reach your breastfeeding goals and parent coaching to assist with bottle feeding and introduction of solids. We support older children with oral motor skill development and responsive feeding techniques to increase acceptance of new foods. Online feeding services are also available. Let us help you improve mealtime experiences for your child and family!

Is picky eating normal?

Many toddlers go through a picky eating phase while learning to eat. However, 25-45% of children will develop a Pediatric Feeding Disorder and early intervention is critical for future mealtime success. So how do you know if your child needs feeding therapy? If your child demonstrates any of these signs, contact us for a free screening to discuss how we can help.

  • Poor weight gain

  • Ongoing gagging, coughing or choking

  • Avoidance of a particular food group or food texture (i.e. wet, squishy, crunchy, etc.)

  • Eats less than 20 foods or drops foods from their repertoire

  • Continued picky eating for more than 6 months

  • Difficulty transitioning to purees or table foods

  • Food spilling out of the mouth or food pocketing in the cheeks while eating

  • Mealtimes are a constant source of stress for caregivers

What about tongue tie?

Special training in Tethered Oral Tissues allows us to assist with pre- and post- frenectomy care, improving oral motor function to optimize milk transfer and early feeding skills. We will work with you to develop a multi-disciplinary team to ensure the best outcome for your child.

What about tongue tie?

Special training in Tethered Oral Tissues allows us to assist with pre- and post- frenectomy care, improving oral motor function to optimize milk transfer and early feeding skills. We will work with you to develop a multi-disciplinary team to ensure the best outcome for your child.

NEW! Feeding Support Group for parents

Feeding can be stressful for parents! Join us as we host a free feeding support group for parents this summer. Bring your littles and your feeding questions or concerns for a picnic in the park. Click here for more information.

BRIGHTER CONNECTIONS SPEECH THERAPY

LONDON, OHIO

740.490.2414

Services offered to residents of Ohio, California, and Pennsylvania.