At Pediatric Feeding Specialists, LLC our mission is to be a leader in the provision of comprehensive interdisciplinary care for infants and children with breastfeeding, feeding, and swallowing difficulties in order to facilitate positive outcomes in the child and their family’s lives. We provide collaborative, innovative, high quality, family-centered assessment and intervention services to assist our families.
WHAT WE DO
We offer diagnostic and treatment interventions for infants and children with a wide range of feeding, swallowing, and lactation difficulties. Our goal is to provide interdisciplinary evaluation and treatment with an individualized focus to optimize and generalize therapeutic gains into the home setting through caregiver training.
Childhood feeding and swallowing difficulties can stem from a wide variety of causes, with all of them potentially leading to increased anxiety and stress in the home setting, making mealtimes often a battle ground. Given that feeding is one of the most complex processes, we use a collaborative approach in order to provide optimal therapeutic outcomes.
WHO WE TREAT
Our integrated approach allows us to observe, evaluate, and treat your child’s feeding and/or swallowing difficulties. We focus intensively on oral-motor skill development while also supporting nutritional status to promote the most positive therapeutic outcome. This is achieved by implementing empirically validated methods and carefully tracking your child’s progress. The team develops an individualized treatment plan for each child and treatment changes are made based on your child’s progress.
WHERE WE ARE LOCATED
All services are home-based and provided in the child's natural environment using the child's familiar utensils and food items available in their home. Parents and caregivers are empowered to implement treatment strategies used during sessions to facilitate carryover in the home. We provide services throughout Palm Beach, Broward, and Miami-Dade counties in South Florida.
FEEDING THERAPY CAN ASSIST WITH THE FOLLOWING DIFFICULTIES INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO:
Pediatric Feeding Specialists is structured to provide a comprehensive approach to the assessment and management of feeding and swallowing difficulties in infants and children. Our interdisciplinary feeding clinic implements a patient-centered approach that puts the child and family first to assist parents with navigating a complex medical environment, allowing the team to concentrate on the specific feeding issues the child is having, and to be more proactive with the child’s care.
We offer lactation counseling services designed to assist you and your baby with breastfeeding difficulties, concerns and check-ups. The goal of lactation counseling is to provide the mother and baby with a personalized plan for successful breastfeeding and troubleshoot any issues that may interfere with those goals.
Please contact us directly with any questions, comments, or scheduling inquiries you may have!
By Appointment. In-home sessions! Providing services throughout Palm Beach, Broward, and Miami-Dade counties!