SOS Feeding

The goal of the Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) approach to feeding is to formulate a child-focused program that includes sensory, motor, oral, behavioral and learning, as well as medical and nutritional factors to help increase your child’s comfort level by exploring and learning about the textures, smells, taste and consistencies of foods. Kreative Therapy SOS (Sequential Oral Sensory) feeding program is a comprehensive program involving an Occupational Therapist, Speech Therapist, Pediatrician, and at times a Nutritionist. Our in-depth evaluation will identify all the different areas that are causing the child to have feeding difficulties or being a picky eater. Our feeding program involves the family unit and analysis of all environmental factor affecting the child’s feeding difficulties. Your child’s comfort level and trust are key components which require parental involvement
If your child is exhibiting any of the following conditions, please consider the SOS Approach:

  • Poor weight gain
  • Weight loss
  • Continued choking and gagging during mealtimes
  • Vomiting
  • More than one incidence of nasal reflux
  • Ongoing respiratory problems stemming from poor breathing-eating coordination
  • Inability to transition to pureed foods by 10 months or solid foods by 12 months
  • Inability to transition from bottle to cup by 16 months
  • Aversion to or avoidance of an entire food group or texture group
  • A food range of less than 20 foods
  • Signs of distress during mealtimes
  • Crying and/or arching at most meals (infants)

Therapy feeding doesn’t have to be intimidating or scary, let us turn the challenge into playful exploration. The program is ideal for children up to the age of 7, however it is beneficial for all children. You do not have to face your child’s feeding struggle alone. Call us we are here to help guide your child’s food therapy journey. We are here to provide a tailored approach to tackle your child’s feeding issue.