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We are located in the heart of Rancho Bernardo. Easy access off of Interstate 15 and Bernardo Center Dr. Give us a call at 858-673-5437. Our hours of operation are Monday - Thursday 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM and Friday 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM.


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  • Physical Therapy
  • Speech Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Feeding Evaluations
  • School Based



  • Feeding Therapy

    Feeding Evaluation: The feeding evaluation is completed by a specially trained occupational therapist and/or speech pathologist. The assessment includes review of medical history, reports from other healthcare providers, and parent concerns. The therapist(s) work with the child and the family to assess and address the multiple factors involved with eating. Based on the evaluation, recommendations are made for individual feeding treatment, group feeding treatment and/or parent consultation.

    Feeding Treatment: Individual feeding treatment is typically provided on a weekly basis by an occupational therapist or a speech-language pathologist. The goal of treatment is to address the individual goals of the child but also help parent/care-givers establish an effective home-based program.

    Group feeding treatment is provided by an occupational therapist or a speech-language pathologist. Based on the recommendation of the therapist, group treatment may be provided in a group of 3-6 or in a pairing with another child. Group treatment is typically provided on a weekly basis.

    Making Mealtimes Fun: Parents of young children often encounter frustrations as their children transition through different phases of eating. These classes will help parents understand typical feeding development from birth through preschool age. It will answer parent's questions about when to introduce foods and liquids and the social-emotional and behavioral issues related to feeding. The emphasis will be on how to incorporate practical information into every day family routines. The classes are lead by an occupational therapist and/or speech therapist.

    How Do I Know If My Child Needs An Evaluation: If your child presents with some of the following symptoms they may have a feeding disorder:

    • Ongoing poor weight gain (rate re: percentiles failing) or weight loss
    • Ongoing choking, gagging, or coughing during meals
    • Ongoing problems with vomiting
    • More than one incident of nasal reflux
    • History of traumatic choking incident
    • History of eating and breathing coordination problems, with ongoing respiratory issues
    • Inability to transition to baby food purees by 10 months of age
    • Inability to accept any table food solids by 12 months of age
    • Inability to transition from breast/bottle to a cup by 16 months of age
    • Has not weaned off baby foods by 16 months of age
    • Aversion or avoidance of all foods in specific texture or food group
    • Food range of less than 20 foods, especially if foods are being dropped over time with no new foods replacing those lost
    • An infant who cries and/or arches at most meals
    • Family is fighting about food and feeding (i.e., meals are battles)
    • Parent repeatedly reports that the child is difficult for everyone to feed
    • Parental history of an eating disorder, with a child not meeting weight goals






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