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A Pediatric Perspective

A Few Feeding Strategies for Picky Eaters
April 3, 2014 9:23 AM by Wendy Spoor-Hof
As I had mentioned a couple posts ago, I am going to share some of the feeding strategies I learned at the Feeding Seminar I attended a couple weekends ago. Although I was a little put off by some of the things that the SLP said, especially when it related Read More...
Feeding Intervention Strategies
March 21, 2014 10:36 AM by Wendy Spoor-Hof
I attended a workshop this past weekend on feeding intervention strategies for infants with special needs. It was offered by our local state education resource center. The person who was giving the talk was a SLP who has been working with children and Read More...
Easy as 1... 2... 3...
July 18, 2011 10:58 PM by Wendy Hof
When you are asking a young child to do something they really don't want to do, whether it is eating or sensory or even a time out, they will often start to fidget and whine after just a few quick moments. To a young child it is hard to tell the difference Read More...
Exception(s) to the Rule - "force feeding"
July 6, 2011 10:03 PM by Wendy Hof
I should learn by now that one should not ever say "never" because there is almost always an exception (or two) to a statement that uses the world "never" in it. Such as I did in my last post. A OT who has had experience with individuals/young adults Read More...
Feeding - One Strategy That Doesn't Work in the Birth-to-Three population..
June 24, 2011 1:10 AM by Wendy Hof
In the past I have shared various strategies that work when it comes to children who have trouble eating. I've shared some sensory and strengthening strategies. I'm sure as I continue to write this blog I will share even more but today I wanted to do Read More...
Friday FYI - Feeding Workshops
March 18, 2011 1:44 AM by Wendy Hof
I thought I would take a moment or two today and share some feeding workshops I have found. If anyone knows of any really good workshops they've attended in the feeding/oral motor areas please share them. I know with the way the economy is there are quite Read More...
Feeding Issues and the Possible Non-Medical Causes ...
February 28, 2011 2:04 AM by Wendy Hof
So, we've ruled out any possible medical reasons that may cause a child not to eat. What we have to do now is go back to our list we made when we began playing detective and see what else could be going on. A few possibilities to keep in mind are: Sensory Read More...
Feeding Issues and the Possible Medical Causes ...
February 16, 2011 12:26 AM by Wendy Hof
There are numerous medical reasons why a child might not eat and it is very important to rule these out before beginning any type of feeding therapy. If the underlying cause is medical there is very little chance of having a successful outcome if we begin Read More...


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