Children with feeding difficulties have a negative connection with food that needs to change before they can be expected to eat. While the reasons vary, the need to change that connection is the same.
When working with children in feeding therapy, one basic need is to be able to trust their surroundings and the people in it. Children need to know that they will not be forced to eat and that their feelings will be heard and accepted.
Every step that is taken is at the child's level of tolerance and ability. Parents are given the tools to learn how to help their child explore new foods and enjoy mealtime experiences.