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What Does Pediatric Feeding Treatment Look Like?

Once a child has been diagnosed with a Pediatric Feeding Disorder due to oral dysphagia or sensory processing disorder or, if diagnosed by a psychologist, ARFID (Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder), they will likely be referred for treatment. Eating is a learned behavior. It is only instinctive for the first 6 months of life. Older children … Continue reading

A Preschool For Children with Delays

MetroEHS Pediatric Therapy is Proud to Open MetroPrep Academy A preschool specially designed for children with delays. Pediatric therapy provider MetroEHS recognized the need for educational support for preschool age children in the Detroit metro area. On September 16, 2019, MetroPrep Academy will welcome its first students – at MetroEHS’s Saline Therapy Center. Young children … Continue reading

How do I Know if My Child has a Feeding Disorder?

Feeding disorders are very common. Though it is hard to quantify, “[a]pproximately 20-50% of normally developing children, and 70-89% of children with developmental disabilities” (1) have a feeding disorder. How does this happen so frequently?! According to Dr. Kay Toomey’s research and reviews of other studies, of children who have feeding disorders, between 65-95% of … Continue reading

Pediatric Therapy and Mission Control

The 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing is another reminder of the importance of having a great team around you. Many have an old black and white image of the moon landing in mind when they hear the audio “That’s one small step for man. One giant leap for mankind.” However, without the … Continue reading