The human body gets all the essential nutrients from the food that is consumed. And during the growing years, the food intake of the children should be properly supervised to ensure that they are consuming nutrient-rich food, which can contribute to their growth and development. Most children learn to eat naturally as they grow up, however, in some children, certain disorders associated with consuming foods and liquids can be noticed. For example, picky eating, difficulty in chewing or swallowing, getting choked while eating, or suffering often from pneumonia, etc., are some of the symptoms that show that a child is suffering from feeding disorders. Such feeding difficulties and disorders can be treated through Feeding Therapy in Dubai offered at Hope AMC.
In which conditions can Feeding Therapy in Dubai help?
Does your child have a problem with swallowing food or drinks? Does your child throw tantrums during the mealtime and avoid eating some specific food items? If you notice your child having problems with eating or drinking or if your child is a picky eater and each meal time is getting more stressful for you, then it’s time to consult a trained pediatric Speech and Language Pathologist (SLP) regarding this condition.
There can be a host of reasons behind the occurrence of this disorder, which may include Sensory Processing Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Cerebral Palsy, Stroke, sensory processing deficits, motor deficits, and other neurological problems. The condition in which children face difficulty in swallowing is termed as Dysphagia. This condition is not uncommon in children and can be treated with Feeding Therapy in Dubai.
How does Feeding Therapy in Dubai work?
Once you notice feeding issues in your child, first you need to consult with your pediatrician. And after evaluating the condition, he/she may refer you to a feeding therapist. Generally, Feeding Therapy is conducted by specially trained and experienced Speech and Language Therapists or Occupational Therapists.
After a thorough feeding evaluation and reviewing the complete medical history of your child, the therapist will determine the real cause of the feeding difficulties faced by your child. It could be due to sensory issues, motor issues that may affect the chewing or swallowing ability, or hypersensitivity to specific food textures, or other reasons. After clinically judging the exact condition of your child, the Feeding Therapy plan is designed by the therapist that can result in the maximum improvement of the condition. Different approaches to Feeding Therapy in Dubai are implemented by the therapists at Hope AMC.
Feeding Therapy in Dubai focuses on making the mouth muscles stronger, which will help in chewing and swallowing the food properly, improving the movement of the tongue, enhancing the sucking or drinking ability, growing the acceptance of diverse food and liquid items, and much more.