The break room at Child and Family Development is probably quite different than other work lunch gatherings. Over a meal, you might get your food analyzed by one of an occupational therapist or a speech therapist, especially those who have expanded training in feeding difficulties and swallowing disorders.
Several of our pediatric therapists are certified in the Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) Approach. SOS is a feeding approach for children who are problem eaters. This approach was founded by a child psychologist, Kay Tommey, PhD and a speech therapist, Erin Ross, PhD, CCC-SLP. Additional information is available on www.spdfoundation.net.
Today, Barb Hartshorn, MS CCC-SLP, speech therapist at the Pineville office, noticed someone’s lunch fare and gave a quick assessment and demo of what she might ask a child during an SOS speech therapy session:
- What color is it? EVERYTHING is orange! (how did that happen!)
- What does it feel like? There is something soft, something crunchy, something wet, something fizzy- MIXED TEXTURES (oh good)
- What’s missing? something GREEN (whoops)
What do you notice?
To read more about our SOS trained therapists and the approach here.
Notice mealtime problems with your child? Call to schedule a free phone consultation with a SOS trained speech therapist.