Happier meals for a healthier family
Experts estimate that feeding disorders affect up to 80% of children with developmental disabilities, which can lead to medical, social, cognitive, and behavioral concerns. At our San Diego Learning Center, MeBe practices a collaborative approach to feeding therapy brings joy to family mealtime and ensures your child can receive the nutrition they need to be healthy and happy.
No one-size-fits-all plans here. Our MeBe San Diego team of Occupational Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists, and Board Certified Behavior Analysts will thoroughly assess your child and create a customized plan to fit your family’s needs and goals. As your child evolves, so does our holistic approach.
Effective Programs, Real Results
Mealtime can feel overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to. Our MeBe San Diego team is experienced in providing one-on-one and group feeding therapy to promote lasting change.
Our experts implement feeding therapies that are based on research and proven effective. Therapy approaches include Beckman Oral Motor Protocol, the S.O.S. Approach to Feeding, Applied Behavior Analysis and more. We draw on that expertise to help you and your child reduce mealtime stress.
Our multi-disciplinary approach
At MeBe, we take a multi-disciplinary approach to feeding therapy that addresses medical, oral-motor, sensory, and behavioral factors. Rather than just addressing the symptoms of the problem, we dive deep to discover the underlying causes of feeding behaviors and resolve them in a healthy, effective way.
MeBe uses a collaborative approach to feeding therapy, incorporating play-based, child-led, and sensory-focused strategies as well as Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). We create a customized, multi-disciplinary feeding program for positive, long-term progress.
Jessica Keane, MA, BCBA
We do it all
Our collaborative teams tackle a wide range of feeding behaviors, including sensory processing issues, oral motor skills, and mealtime behaviors, such as:
- Food aversion
- Pocketing food in the mouth rather than chewing and swallowing
- Difficulty with the oral motor skills needed to eat correctly
- Stress or meltdowns around coming to the table