S.O.S. Approach to Feeding
The SOS (Sequential Oral Sensory) feeding program is an effective way to address problematic feeding behaviors in a variety of settings and populations. It focuses on increasing a child's comfort level by exploring and learning about the different properties of food, such as texture, taste, smell, and consistency. The SOS approach allows a child to interact with food in a playful, non-stressful way.
The SOS Approach is a trans-disciplinary feeding program that assesses and treats the whole child. Because feeding is the most complex of human physical tasks, it is critical that all the possible problem areas be examined when working with children who won't eat. The SOS approach follows a hierarchy of feeding, beginning with the ability to tolerate food in the room, in front of him/her, touching, kissing, and eventually tasting and eating foods. The SOS Approach to Feeding was designed and refined by Dr. Kay Toomey and her Feeding Teams over the past 15 years.
Is this child a candidate for referral? Yes-if any of the following are present: