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Feeding Services

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The Feeding Clinic is a service designed to assess and manage the problems your child is having with feeding and swallowing. Our multidisciplinary team works with you to develop a plan to improve your child’s feeding safety and feeding skill development.

Before leaving your Feeding Clinic appointment, you will be provided with a written summary of feeding recommendations, which may include:
  • changes to types of food provided
  • change in feeding techniques
  • therapy by the Speech-Language Pathologist and/or Occupational Therapist
  • a Videoswallow X-ray (Videofluoroscopic Swallow Study - PDF)
  • referral to other professionals
  • medications

Recommendations may also be made to seek help from community therapists and we will work to facilitate the process.



Populations served:

  • We see children up to the age of 18 with a physical or neurological origin to their feeding difficulties. 
  • Children who have been diagnosed with conditions such as cerebral palsy, acquired brain injury, neuromuscular conditions, genetic syndromes, and cleft lip and palate have been seen in clinic. 
  • We do not serve children with feeding difficulties solely related to behaviour and nutrition. 
Please call the clinic if you have any questions about the appropriateness of a referral.

Criteria

Please view program criteria here.

Referral

Physician referral form


Please complete the following:
Pre-Assessment Information form (for Health Professionals)
Pre-Assessment Information form (for Clients and Families)

Contact

Feeding Clinic Secretary
Tel: 416-424-3835
Toll free: 1-800-363-2440 ext. 3835
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