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FAQ

  • How do I know if my child needs feeding therapy?
    Your child may benefit from feeding therapy if you answer “yes” to one or more of the following questions: Does your child eat less than 20 foods consistently, avoid entire food groups, or only eat a few foods from each food group? Does your child eat small volumes of food or take a long time to eat? Does your child refuse foods and engage in avoidance behaviors like tantruming, throwing food, screaming, and leaving the table? Does your child gag, vomit, cough, or choke while eating/drinking or shortly after? Does your child only eat certain textures of food (e.g., purees, crunchy solids, fluids)? Is your child transitioning from tube to oral feeding? Is your child having difficulty weaning from a bottle to solid foods? Are you thinking about or currently breastfeeding and have questions or need support? Please schedule a free consultation to discuss your concerns.
  • Do you offer a "starting solids" class?
    Yes! We offer a virtual workshop entitled "Starting Solids With Confidence". This class discusses when to start solids, how to start, essential gear, what foods to start with, introducing allergens, choking vs. gagging, and much more! Please visit our "classes" page to sign up.
  • How do I know if my family needs lactation counseling?
    You may benefit from lactation counseling if you answer “yes” to one or more of the following questions: Are you pregnant and wanting prenatal breastfeeding education? Is your baby having difficulty latching or staying latched? Are you struggling with nursing positions? Do you have nipple pain with or after feedings? Are you experiencing breast engorgement, clogged ducts, or infections like mastitis? Does your baby almost always fall asleep while feeding? Is your baby taking a long time at feedings (consistently 30+ minutes)? Is your baby refusing the breast/bottle? Do you have concerns about milk supply? Is your baby having difficulty with weight gain? Are you looking for guidance with pumping due to returning to work, for bottle feeding expressed milk, or troubleshooting? Please schedule a free consultation to discuss your concerns.
  • Do you offer a prenatal breastfeeding class?
    Yes! We offer a virtual prenatal breastfeeding class to prepare you for your upcoming breastfeeding journey and teach you skills to help you feel confident. This class is offered every few months for anyone to purchase, or can be scheduled individually when appropriate. We encourage you to complete the class in your third trimester and invite your partner to join as well. Please visit our "classes" page for more information and to sign up.
  • What does the evaluation process look like?
    You will fill out a questionnaire ahead of time to answer questions about your child's medical and developmental history and your concerns. The evaluation will begin with discussing the questionnaire and establishing rapport with your child. Depending on your concerns, different assessment tools will be used and your child's behavior and feeding skills will be observed. This information will be analyzed and you will receive feedback and a report outlining skills and recommendations.
  • What does ongoing therapy look like?
    Recommendations will be made about frequency of therapy based on your child's skills and needs. Therapy is typically recommended once or twice weekly for 30-45 minute sessions. Therapy will be tailored to fit your child's needs and interests, and will incorporate parent feedback and participation to facilitate home carryover and generalization. Progress toward goals is monitored each session and goals are adapted as needed.
  • Do you take insurance?
    At this time, we do not bill insurance directly. We will be considered an out-of-network provider. A superbill can be provided that you can submit to your insurance company for out-of-network reimbursement. While we do not require a physician referral to begin services, your insurance may require one if you plan to submit for reimbursement. It is recommended to contact your insurance provider if you plan to submit for reimbursement as it will be your responsibility to know and understand your benefits and out-of-network reimbursement policy. We can provide you with a guide containing questions to ask your insurance provider to help you navigate this.
  • What are the benefits of teletherapy?
    Teletherapy offers a convenient way to provide services to your family in the comfort of your own home. The benefits of teletherapy include focusing intervention on caregiver-child interactions to foster your child’s communication/feeding development. Teletherapy allows your speech-language pathologist to observe skills, challenges, and behaviors while your child is at home in his/her natural setting. It can also reduce cancellations due to weather or minor illness of a family member or your therapist. Teletherapy allows more flexibility in scheduling due to reduced travel time.

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