Pediatric Feeding Day Treatment Program
Munroe-Meyer Institute's Day Treatment Program provides early intervention for children who experience feeding problems.
The Focus of Our Day Treatment Program is
- intensive daily therapy
- on feeding disorders that have not improved with traditional therapy
- feeding disorders that are life threatening
- caregiver training and involvement and home visits as critical components
For more information about the Day Program, see the FAQs below.
Our admission specialist will help you figure out your benefits and preauthorize the service with your insurance company.
Your child’s team will include a licensed psychologist(s) or board certified behavior analyst(s) and trained feeding therapists. Each feeding therapist is qualified to be or is credentialed as a registered behavior therapist, a clinical therapy assistant or both.
Your child will have multiple meals throughout the day. Your child might play, nap, or work on other skills or behavior between meals, depending on the child’s needs.
We individualize treatment, but generally:
- encourage appropriate eating and drinking behavior;
- discourage refusal behavior; and
- make eating easy and fun.
The child continues follow-up services in our outpatient or SEEDS program. The goal of follow-up services is to progress your child to age-typical feeding, which takes about two to three years, depending on your cooperation and your child’s oral-motor skills.
100 percent of patients meet at least 90 percent of their goals.
Success improves when caregivers are involved and follow the protocols.