Helping Little Eaters Debra Rabin, Early Intervention & Feeding Services Providing information so you can help your little eater. Learn More Helping Little Eaters Debra Rabin, Early Intervention & Feeding Services Providing information so you can help your little eater. Learn More Helping Little Eaters Debra Rabin, Early Intervention & Feeding Services Providing information so you can help your little eater. Learn More

About Helping Little Eaters

Your child is not a check mark on a chart, and eating is not about just chewing and swallowing, or how much or what you eat.

Eating is much more than just putting food into our mouths and swallowing. Feeing and eating have many components that interact with each other and many layers of influence. Learning to eat is an ongoing process. At any stage of development in a child’s life, problems can interfere with the progression of becoming independent, competent eaters.

In a holistic approach, a child who is having difficulty is not treated in bits and pieces, but as a whole person, with consideration for what makes him an individual, including his physical abilities, personality, and family. To eat independently, the child must be able to detect and act on hunger cues both to start and stop eating; use motor skills to bring the food to his mouth, chew and swallow; process a multitude of sensory information; and demonstrate social behaviors appropriate to eating and mealtime. The goal is for him to be an active participant in the meal, feed himself without help and see mealtime as an important, meaningful and satisfying part of his life.

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Why Feeding Therapy?

Feeding and Eating is a Multi-Faceted, Complex Activity
Eating is much more than just putting food into our mouths and swallowing. Feeding therapy likewise is more than a focus of just what and how much a child eats. Feeding therapy requires participation of the child and family as active members of the team. The family’s mealtime habits and attitudes about food, the family’s and child’s food preferences, and the extended family and community as they impact the child’s eating are all examined as possibilities for growth and change.

Services

My services help children eat independently by making them an active participant in mealtime, without help. The goal is getting them to see mealtime as an important, meaningful, and satisfying part of life. I help children detect and act on hunger cues both to start and stop eating; use motor skills to bring the food to his or her mouth, chew and swallow; Process a multitude of sensory information; Demonstrate social behaviors appropriate to eating and mealtime. .

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