Specialized Care for Infants and Young Children
Many young children struggle to eat and this can lead to challenges for the child, parent and entire family. As part of the Children’s Developmental Center, our Feeding Program for Infants and Young Children provides individualized, coordinated care designed to meet the unique needs of each child and family.
The Feeding Program offers:
- Comprehensive and individualized state-of-the-art services
- Assessment, consultation and ongoing intervention/therapy
- Care coordination
- Family support and resources
- A full report and family feeding plan developed in partnership with the family, including goals, recommendations and follow-up
A Team Approach
Recognizing that feeding is a complex skill, the Feeding Program brings together a transdisciplinary team of professionals who have specialized knowledge and expertise in pediatric feeding problems and disorders.
Team members may include:
- Developmental and behavioral pediatrician
- Speech language pathologist
- Occupational therapist
- Psychologist/infant mental health specialist
- Care coordinator
Our team provides a wide range of service options. Families can receive one or more of the following:
- Initial phone conversation
- Medical record review and follow-up by a developmental and behavioral pediatrician
- Feeding assessment from partial or full team designed to meet the needs of the individual child and family
- Feeding therapy from a feeding therapist (speech language pathologist or occupational therapist) provided at the child’s home or in our clinic
- Support from a mental health professional for help with issues related to eating and feeding difficulties
Easter Seals Southwest Human Development is an AzEIP/DDD provider, accepts private pay and works with private insurance companies.