Feeding Program

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Feeding Program

One of the largest U.S. inpatient feeding programs and only multidisciplinary program in Texas

For over 20 years, families have turned to the one-of-a-kind feeding program at Our Children’s House when their children struggle to eat.

Our compassionate team delivers personalized treatment to meet your child’s specific needs. Specialized programs include:

  • Day patient: For the child who requires more intensive therapies for up to five weeks.
  • Inpatient: For the child who needs more medical oversight, including supplemental tube feeds.
  • Flexible telehealth: For care following discharge from any of our intensive programs.

Patients include newborns to teens with underlying health conditions that range from autism and sensory disorders to swallowing disorders and low muscle tone.

Whether your teen only eats two types of food or your toddler has been on a feeding tube since infancy, we are here to help your child learn to eat in a healthy and functional way.

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Personalized plans that fit the unique needs of your child and family

Using a family-centered approach, our experts look for medical reasons why your child isn’t feeding, train you in how to feed your child and work with you and your child on successful strategies.

Your child’s feeding treatment plan will be tailored to their unique needs. Our goal is to advance your child through steps that result in measurable gains in the way they eat and enjoy food.

State-of-the-art program puts kids on a path to lifelong healthy eating

When a child has an untreated feeding condition, they can face a life of stress, anxiety and social issues, in addition to health problems. Our multidisciplinary teams are compassionate, highly skilled specialists and include:

  • Occupational therapists: Address core strengthening, sensory aversions and overall regulation.
  • Speech therapists: Focus on oral motor, oral sensory and swallowing difficulties.
  • Psychologists: Provide caregiver support and assist in the use of behavior modification strategies during therapies and meals.
  • Dietitians: Monitor overall growth, weight trends and nutritional status.