Feeding Therapy

Are you looking for a therapist who has been trained in a specialty area? Look no further!

About Feeding Therapy

A child with a feeding disorder may demonstrate difficulties managing liquids or transitioning to solid foods. The child may also only eat a few foods, avoiding entire food groups, textures or liquids necessary for development. A speech language pathologist is able to work on the oral-motor mechanism to increase musculature and strength, along with behavioral strategies, to be able to tolerate new foods or liquids. An occupational therapist is able to use sensory and behavioral techniques for those that have texture aversions or avoid entire food groups.

Tri-County Therapy provides feeding therapy in both the Upstate and Charleston areas! We provide feeding therapy in the following areas:

Upstate: Anderson, Clemson, Greenville, Greer, Seneca

Charleston: Daniel Island, Goose Creek, Hanahan, James Island, Johns Island, Ladson, Mount Pleasant, North Charleston, Summerville, West Ashley

Call (888) 510-6369 |  Fax (888) 510-9156

Email info@tricountytherapy.com

Feeding Service Areas

Consists of compensatory handling techniques for the following concerns: tonic bite, tonic bite on a utensil, slow oral transit, tongue thrust, cough, gag and vomit. Trained therapists are able to complete an oral motor protocol, analyze the results, and discuss data tracking. Trained therapists can also provide oral motor interventions to address the deficit areas discovered during baseline assessment.

Fmore information, visit: http://www.beckmanoralmotor.com/

The Sequential Oral Sensory (S.O.S.) Approach to feeding workshop is a trans-disciplinary program for assessing and treating children with feeding difficulties and weight/growth problems from birth to 18 years. It integrates posture, sensory, motor, behavioral/learning, medical and nutritional factors to comprehensively evaluate and manage children with feeding/growth problems.

For more information, visit: http://sosapproach-conferences.com/

Oral Placement Therapy (OPT) uses a hierarchical based approach to improve speech clarity and feeding skills in individuals of all ages and across diagnoses. These innovative techniques focus on motor movement activities used to improve phonation, resonation, and speech clarity. Combined with a tactile-sensory approach, OPT provides a comprehensive solution to a variety of speech and feeding issues. OPT involves the use of therapy tools to train and transition muscle movements for speech production. Our techniques, applied in combination with the tools, make the difference in client’s lives.

For more information, visit: http://www.talktools.com/

Krisi Brackett has provided extensive training in feeding to TCT via the  CAN-EAT Approach©, which utilizes medical, motor, and behavioral strategies in pediatric feeding. CAN = Comfort and Nutrition (gut comfort and proper nutrition and growth comes first. This includes medical and nutritional intervention for reflux, constipation, food intolerance, and hypersensitivity/pain issues). EAT =Establish Acceptance of dry spoon or easy textures, then Therapy for oral motor skill development and improving volume and variety of intake.

Feeding Milestones

Schedule a Consultation

Fields marked with an * are required

Feeding Therapy Staff

Our Team Will Ensure Your Child's Success

Rachel Harrelson Merrick, MOT, OTR/L

Lead Occupational Therapist

Virginia ‘Ginger’ Liner, MS, CCC-SLP

Lead Speech Language Pathologist