By Melanie Potock
The end of a year is a reflective time for many parents, especially those who have children in any type of therapy. As a pediatric SLP who focuses on feeding, I asked over forty parents for their number one tip that helped their child progress through feeding therapy. I found it interesting that typically what popped into their minds wasn’t an oral motor tool or a specific therapy modality or other tips like “practice, practice, practice!” What struck me was that most parents focused on an emotional component. When we consider the bond between parent and child, that makes perfect sense. I learn so much from the parents of the children I treat and I’m grateful for their wisdom. Here are the Parents’ Ten Tips for Making Progress in Feeding Therapy.