If you think your child may have a feeding problem, you will want to contact us at our speech and language therapy practice, Stacey Miller, SLP. Our speech language pathologist, Stacey Miller, is a Manhattan-based speech therapist who offers speech, language, and oral motor therapy for children of all ages. If your child seems to be experiencing feeding problems, you will want to make an appointment to have your child seen by our therapist for New You City speech and language therapy.
Stacey Miller has over seven years of experience in treating children who have feeding problems and speech and learning disabilities. Stacy is a very personable pathologist who will be able to provide one-on-one treatment for your child. She works with the youngest children to children of age 18. Along with working with children who have feeding difficulties, Stacey also works with children who have expressive and receptive language disorders, oral motor weakness, learning disabilities and social and pragmatic delays. When your child needs New York City speech and language therapy, for help for his or her feeding problem, contact us for an appointment.
Stacey will be able to provide an evaluation of your child’s feeding problem in the comfort of your own home. She offers services to families in Midtown, in the Upper East Side and in the Upper West Side. Feeding and swallowing disorders include problems of a child’s ability to gather food and get ready to suck, chew, or swallow. For example, if your child is unable to pick up food and get it into his or her mouth, or if he or she cannot completely close their lips to keep the food in the mouth, he or she may have a feeding disorder. Swallowing disorders are known as dysphagia, and can occur at different times in the swallowing process. There are many different signs that your child may have a feeding or swallowing disorder including refusing food or liquid, or coughing or gagging during meals, to name just two problems. After our speech language pathologists does a feeding and swallowing evaluation, she may recommend a variety of different types of treatments including anything from medical intervention for reflux, to food temperature and texture changes. Therapy may include making the muscles of the mouth stronger, helping the child to increase tongue movement, and helping them increase acceptance of different foods and liquids. For an appointment for our New York City speech and language therapy specialist to see your child, contact us today.