COVID-19 update: Our office is now open to new and current patients for face-to-face sessions. However, we are also continuing to support patients through telehealth for those who choose to remain online for treatment (policy restrictions apply). Due to the current state and continuously evolving nature of the pandemic, we know this is an even more critical time to support children with their therapy needs. Click here for our detailed cleaning policies and procedures. Please contact us for more details. email - [email protected] or call - 847-702-1542

Feeding Therapy

CCS Pediatric Therapy & Family Wellness provides feeding therapy for children with oral sensory needs, oral motor delays, and with picky eating preferences. Children who present with any of the following items may benefit from feeding therapy:
  • Presents with watery eyes or running nose while eating or drinking
  • Coughs after eating or drinking
  • History of feeding difficulties
  • History of negative eating experiences
  • Oral structural differences (i.e. cleft palate, tongue-tie, high palate, overbite, underbite, crossbite, etc.)
  • Food/liquid spills out of  the lips while eating/drinking
  • Lack of awareness of food on lips or face
  • Does not use the tongue or upper lip to remove food from lips
  • Teeth marks on straw after drinking
  • Difficulty drinking from an open cup
  • Refuses to eat foods
  • Tantrums/behavior/stress during meals
  • Diet is different than family’s diet
  • Does not move food from tongue to molars
  • Pockets food in cheeks
  • Chewing takes longer than 30 seconds per bite
  • Difficulty controlling mixed consistencies (i.e. soup with chunks, cereal and milk, etc.)
  • Child is very particular about foods (i.e. brand, color, smell, taste, texture, etc.)


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