The SOS Feeding Approach
Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) Feeding Approach is a transdisciplinary program for assessing and treating children with feeding and weight/growth difficulties. Developed by Dr. Toomey over nearly two decades of work with problem feeders, the program incorporates principles and practices from multiple disciplines including pediatrics, occupational therapy, dietetics, and speech-language pathology.
The SOS Feeding Approach integrates sensory, motor, oral, behavioral/learning, medical, and nutritional factors and approaches in order to comprehensively evaluate and manage children with feeding/growth problems. It is based on, and grounded philosophically in stages and skills of feeding found in typically developing children.
At Tosa Speech Therapy, our mission is for children to learn how to eat in a safe and fun environment through this structured, play-based approach. From the very beginning of therapy we will help parents to make meal time fun and manageable.
The goal for therapy is for children to…
● Learn to have a positive experience with food
● Learn mealtime routine and cues to eating
● Decrease resistance to touching, tasting, and swallowing food
● Increase range of foods child will try
● Increase volume of food ingested
Adapted from Kay A. Toomey Ph.D. © 2009
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