The primary goal of pediatric nutrition is to provide adequate nutrient intake to support age appropriate growth and weight gain. Feeding disorders such as food selectivity, food exclusions, and feeding refusal often result in suboptimal nutrition intake resulting in nutrient deficiencies and poor growth. In addition, poor nutritional intake can affect appetite, behavior, digestion, and absorption. At Sensory Solutions, nutritional assessment and intervention is an integral component of the comprehensive team management of childhood feeding disorders. The initial nutrition assessment includes evaluation of growth, feeding abilities, and dietary analysis to determine the appropriate nutrition interventions for correcting any existing nutritional deficiencies and providing optimal nutrition support for recovery. Other nutrition services include ongoing growth monitoring, nutrition education on age appropriate diets, dietary modifications, and behavioral feeding intervention strategies. Ensuring that your child's nutritional needs are being met during the treatment process can substantially affect progress and impact outcomes. I look forward to working with you and your child at Sensory Solutions.
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"Before coming to Sensory Solutions, my daughter only ate fruits and took a bottle for meals. She wouldn't eat anything other than crunchy snacks and fruits. She lost weight from not eating. Now, she eats much better. She eats most pastas, deli meats, carrots, green beans, beets, pork, beef, chicken, almost all fruits, and rice."
"We moved to Saint Louis last year (2019) and Adley could only say a handful of words, so clearly communication was a major issue in our home. Since being in speech and OT, Adley's speech has since exceeded his age along with his fine motor skills. I can't thank the therapists, OT, speech and PT for helping my child to have a regular childhood and communicate his needs. Adley not talks non-stop and I wouldn't have it any other way."