GBS is proud to offer Feeding Therapy at our West Long Branch Clinic.
Potential signs and symptoms of feeding disorders
- Refusing to eat certain food groups
- Throwing tantrums at mealtimes
- Trouble accepting and swallowing different food textures
- Eats better for one caregiver than another
- Does not sit for structured mealtime
- Will only eat with the use of distractors
- Refusing to eat any solids or liquids
- Oral motor and sensory difficulties
- Gastrostomy (g-tube) or naso-gastric (ng-tube) dependency
- Only eating brand or location specific foods; ie. only McDonald’s chicken nuggets, only pizza from a local restaurant
Other conditions and diagnoses that may be associate with feeding issues
- Oral Motor Dysfunction
- Food allergies
- Delayed exposure to a variety of foods
- Behavior management issues
- Short Gut Syndrome
- Oppositional Defiant Disorder
- Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Gastroesophageal reflux disease
- Gastrointestinal motility disorders
- Palate defects
- Failure to thrive
What does feeding therapy with GBS look like?
Whatever level of assistance or support you need, Graham Behavior Services is fully equipped to help you and your family! Contact us to get started.
Meet Deborah Bonomo, M.S., CCC-SLP Speech-Language Pathologist
Deborah Bonomo, M.S., CCC-SLP is a Speech-Language Pathologist who received her Master of Science degree in Communication Disorders from William Paterson University. She earned a post master’s certificate in Autism Studies from the University of Massachusetts. Deborah has worked in a variety of settings including early intervention, public schools and private practice. She is a believer in building strong relationships not only with her clients, but with the family and caregivers of her clients. Deborah serves on the advisory board of Arts for Autism.