**My upcoming courses for professionals:
The Neurobiology of Swallowing and Dysphagia—Foundations of normal and abnormal swallowing, dysphagia evaluation, and treatment of swallowing dysfunction. SEE feedersandgrowers.com for most up-to-date courses - September 2018 in San Mateo, November 2018, Long Beach
Re-Thinking Picky Eating: Habits, Motor Learning, & Common Sense. SEE feedersandgrowers.com for most up-to-date courses - September 2018 in Los Angeles
Teaching Kids to Eat: Using Baby Led Weaning and Motor Learning Theory for Enhanced Feeding Outcomes. SEE feedersandgrowers.com for most up-to-date courses
As a Feeding Specialist
I can help your baby or child build healthy eating habits
Bring Out The "Foodie" In Your Child!
Private Consultations for a variety of feeding issues including:
Breastfeeding difficulties Bottle feeding difficulties
Tongue tie pre/post oral motor work Transitioning baby to solid food
Dealing with picky eaters Increasing variety in your child's diet
Preventing obesity Decreasing negative mealtime behaviors
I have a passion for feeding and I strongly believe that there are steps we can take as parents to help our children learn to love food. I help families build a positive and loving connection through mealtimes, while also helping you build a healthy, strong eater.
I am an Occupational Therapist, registered nationally and licensed in California & Oregon (OTR/L) with advanced training and specialty certification in feeding, eating, and swallowing (SCFES) and I am a Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). In addition to feeding therapy services, I provide occupational therapy evaluation and treatment, including sensory integration. My goal is to help you and your child build a successful and enjoyable feeding relationship as well as to help your child become a confident eater. Raising healthy eaters does not have to be so difficult!
*My advice should not replace the input of your pediatrician. Any and all suggestions and advice found on this website should be checked with your child's physician to make sure it applies given your child's individual needs.