Feeding Therapy in Fort Worth and Haslet, Texas
If your child is struggling with texture aversions, swallowing, chewing or other delays, we’re here to help with feeding therapy for kids.
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We are proud to have served more than 2000 Dallas-Fort Worth area families.
Feeding Therapy at Goodwin Therapy
Feeding is something that we often assume will come naturally to children. While it’s expected that they may go through phases of wanting grilled cheese sandwiches for every meal, and that broccoli may never be their favorite vegetable, sometimes the concerns are more severe.
See below for some of the most common reasons that children have issues with feeding.
- Reflux, stomach problems
- Low birth weight or premature
- Sensory difficulties
- Behavior difficulties
- Muscle weakness in the head and neck
- Cleft lip/palate
- Developmental delays
Call us today to learn more about our philosophy for care and how we can help your family.
Does your child need an assessment?
Are you unsure if your child’s feeding habits are cause for concern or simply a kid being a kid? Read on for some signs that there may be an underlying cause for your feeding time stress.
- Coughs or gags during meals
- Eats only certain textures (i.e. crunchy, soft, etc.)
- Has problems chewing
- Takes a long time to eat
- Refuses to eat or drink
- Cries of fusses when feeding
- Is not gaining weight or growing
- Accepts limited foods
Here is an additional resource from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association for you to review while you consider if feeding therapy may be right for your child.
The ability to eat establishes a balanced diet and a healthy relationship with food early on.
Most major insurance companies have plans that cover our therapy services.
Check with your provider to make sure coverage includes the treatments Goodwin Therapy Specialists offers. If you have a question, or your insurance company is not listed below, give us a call – we’ll be glad to help.
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Goodwin Therapy Specialists
Goodwin Therapy Specialists, formerly Little Red Wagon Pediatric Therapy, was established in 2016. We are proud to have served more than 2000 Dallas-Fort Worth area families.
4524 Boat Club Rd #180
Fort Worth, TX 76135
Haslet, TX 76052
What to know about the initial evaluation
Evaluation length will depend on your child’s individual needs; an evaluation may last 1.5 to 2.5 hours.
All staff at Goodwin Therapy Specialists are highly qualified and work as a team to help your child meet their fullest potential. Depending on your child’s needs, family availability and therapist availability, it is possible your child will receive services with another therapist following the initial evaluation.
Please bring your insurance card and a photo ID. If your child has previously received services from another source, whether it be a different facility or the school district, bring a copy of any prior evaluations/IEP.
What to expect when your child begins therapy
We deeply value family support and education and believe that it is the key to success when working with our families. For this reason, we do ask that parents plan to be part of their child’s therapy session.
It is important that you are an active participant in your child’s therapy to ensure carryover into the home/community and for the therapist to answer and address any questions or concerns you may have.
The duration and frequency of your child’s treatment is highly dependent on the results of the evaluation, the child’s motivation to succeed and family participation.
Since our care plans are highly personalized to each child and based on the child’s needs and severity of their delay, therapy duration and frequency will be discussed at the end of the initial evaluation and following consequential re-assessments.
- Speech/feeding/myofunctionaltherapy sessions typically last 30-40 minutes.
- Occupational therapy sessions typically last 45-60 minutes.
At the conclusion of each therapy session, the therapist will provide you with strategies, techniques and written/verbal homework to complete at home until your next session.
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Your child’s treatment plan is designed for steady progress to build and improve their everyday capabilities.