What Happens During the Evaluation?

Clinic visits take approximately two hours so remember to bring items that will help your child during this time, books, favorite toys and activities. A review of the documentation will occur with a brief interview. Families will spend time with the professionals that are most appropriate for the documented concerns.

The professionals on this team believe that meal time should be a positive experience. With this said, we will have you present your child food in the same manner you do in your home. We are interested in seeing your typical routine. Each evaluation will begin in this fashion and be tailored to the individual need of the child and family. A formal oral motor assessment, a nutritional assessment and behavioral/psychological assessment and a physical therapy assessment with inclusion of sensory processing will be completed. Positioning and postural control during eating will also be observed.

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