Feeding Group

Mar. 22 - Jun. 7 • Fridays

9:15 am - 10:45 am

Cost: $185 per session (12 sessions)

Ages: 3 - 5 years 


Mar. 20 – May 29 • Wednesdays

9:15 am - 10:45 am  

Cost: $50 per session for Developmental Pathways Families 

Includes 10 sessions + mini evaluation 

Ages: 3 - 5 years 


For questions contact: 

Marybeth.long@spdstar.org

To Register Fill Out the Below Intake Form


During Feeding Group, children work with a Speech Pathologist and an Occupational Therapist while learning about new foods using the SOS Approach to Feeding.  Parents observe from behind the mirror with a Mental Health Therapist and also receive a didactic lesson during this time.  

Children With Feeding Challenges Have a Hard Time During Meals...

(The following is from a child's perspective) My ‘behavior problems’ come out because I don’t have the skills I need to eat like you. I am not trying to misbehave when I refuse certain foods, have bad manners, or don’t listen to you during meals. I’m just trying to avoid eating because it is too hard for me. Research shows that 1 out of 5 kids will struggle with eating at some point between birth and 7 years old. Unfortunately, only about half of us will grow out of our feeding challenges without help.

Feeding Group is for children who experience the following challenges:

  • I eat less than 20 different foods
  • I refuse to eat entire categories of food textures or nutrition groups (meats, vegetables, fruits) 
  • I Cry, Scream, Tantrum, or “fall apart” when new foods are presented or completely refuse
  • I almost always eat a different set of foods than my family; mealtimes are stressful for my family
  • I sometimes stop eating a food that I previously liked
  • I have been described as a “picky eater” at multiple well-child check-ups