By: Nancy B. Swigert, M.A.,CCC-SLP,BRS-S
You’re worried about your child’s feeding and swallowing skills. Maybe your child is still taking the bottle when her peers are drinking from a cup. Perhaps your child is choking and gagging when eating certain foods. Or maybe your child, who used to take the bottle with no problems, screams every time he sees the bottle and refuses to drink. Or maybe your child has taken the term “picky eater” to new heights; picky doesn’t begin to describe the limited list of foods your child will eat. Perhaps you’ve had to stop taking your child out to eat at restaurants because his tantrums during meal times draw too much attention. Or your child tries new foods, but spits them out and refuses to swallow.