Fun with Food

Focused therapy programs are intended to allow children to address their therapeutic needs and goals amongst peers working on similar goals. In this program, Occupational Therapists and Speech-Language Pathologists use innovative sensory-based feeding approaches. To increase motivation through peer interaction, therapy is delivered by an OT and an SLP, working with 2 - 4 children matched by age and goals. The interactive setting provides many benefits, including peer modeling in a socially supportive environment. There is a one-time out-of-pocket program fee of $50 for this group to cover the cost of food. 

Who Should Participate?

Children ages 5 through 8 who demonstrate one or two of the following feeding concerns: limited food intake, poor weight gain, difficulty transitioning to age-appropriate foods, disinterest or refusal to participate in meals, stressful mealtimes for family. The child must be able to separate from their caregiver to attend the program, be developmentally interested in watching peers, and be medically safe for oral feedings. An initial screening will determine the appropriateness of your child’s participation in this program. If it is determined this program is not appropriate to meet your child’s needs, alternative recommendations will be provided.

Program Objectives

To Improve:

  • Positive experiences with feeding
  • Mealtime routines
  • Tolerance to foods and textures offered
  • Variety and volume of food intake

Day and Times

Tuesdays: 5:00-6:00 PM for children ages 5 through 8 (ST and OT)

How Do I Get Started?

Contact us at or at 630.357.9699 to ask questions and register for any of our programs.

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