What is SOS feeding therapy? SOS is an evidenced-based and effective method to address problematic feeding behaviors, and to expand the number of foods a "picky eater" consumes. We will be one of the few speech-language pathology centers in the region to offer this program.
Who would benefit from this program?
⏺ A child with reduced or limited food intake: Child is described as an "extremely picky eater" or currently eats less than 20 different foods
⏺Child has eliminated all foods from one or more food groups (i.e. does not eat any vegetables)
⏺Child will only eat specific brands of food or has other rigid meal time behaviors such as only eating with a specific spoon, or only eating foods that are yellow
⏺Food selectivity by type, temperature, appearance and/or texture
⏺Food refusal resulting in poor weight gain
⏺Food or swallowing phobias
Please call the office at 239-631-1988 to schedule an appointment.
Speech By The Beach Consulting LLC is a comprehensive speech therapy practice for pediatrics and adults in Naples, Florida.
A quarter of young children in the United States are never read to. While this is an unsettling statistic, we can increase awareness of the importance of raising children in a literacy-rich environment.
▶️ Before reading with your child, try to reduce environmental distractions. Turn off the TV, silence your phone, and sit in an area that is generally quiet.
➡️ Offer your child a choice of 2 books to read. Hold both books up, and allow your child to point to/take the book he/she wants.
➡️ If it is a familiar story, pause at the end of the predictable sentence, allowing the child to fill-in the blank. For example, in Martin/Carle’s “Brown Bear” you might say, “Brown Bear, Brown Bear what do you _______?” (See)
➡️ Model a positive attitude about books. Keep books not only in a dedicated play area, but throughout the home. It does not have to be expensive; make stops at the library. Give books as birthday gifts, talk about books during meals/car rides- indicating they are just as compelling a subject of conversation as the day’s events.
Speech By The Beach Consulting LLC provides speech therapy in Naples, Florida.
Christina Freise Pollitt is a Speech-Language Pathologist in Naples, Florida. She evaluates and treats pediatric and adult clients in her private practice, Speech By The Beach Consulting LLC.