You may notice that your child during mealtimes is struggling to eat. This is a very stressful and challenging situation especially for children. If this behavior is affecting their daily nutritional requirements for growth and development then they should have an evaluation from a feeding therapist.
Children often suffer from challenges of speech and expression. Empower Therapy Center focuses on techniques and activities to enable children to improve their delays and disorders in order to boost confidence.Learn More
If you notice your child is not eating properly or showing interest in only 5 – 10 different foods then it may be time to speak to a pediatric feeding therapist. Don’t wait until more signs and symptoms arise. Your child matters.Learn More
Improving your childs ability to walk or move due to a previous injury, or current disorder or illness is often the goal of physical therapy. The purpose of PT is to reduce discomfort and pain and to be able to return to activities of daily living.Learn More
In this field we assist children of all ages who have physical, cognitive, and sensory problems. It’s imperative that we build back the courage and confidence of each individual in order for them to live fruitful lives.Learn More
Applied Behavior Analysis & Special Education is intended for students who have difficulties in the classroom setting. We provide individualized behavioral interventions to establish habits and behaviors that allow for proper classroom learning.Learn More
Our focus for myofunctional therapy is breathing and speech. Many children who suffer from mouth breathing or inadequate nasal breathing often develop issues with breathing and speech. Empower Therapy Center targets these areas.Learn More
You may notice that your child struggles with chewing their food. This can be a great concern as that increases the risk for choking. Children who suffer from difficulty of chewing will often swallow food whole which is dangerous and not recommended.
Many of the times if your child is having difficulty swallowing it can be due to certain factors. Firstly, it may be because of a sore throat which causes the child pain. Secondly, if the child has nasal congestion that may cause discomfort. Other issues may range from suffering from a medical condition such as cerebral palsy. Below are examples of difficulty of swallowing:
Many foods as we all know have different smells and textures. Each child has their own preference when it comes to eating food which is why its important to note what your child enjoys. You may notice your child has difficulty changing from: bottle food to purees. Then, from purees to soft solids. Lastly, to mixed textured foods. Your child may require feeding therapy if:
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