In celebration of May as Better Speech and Hearing Month, Easterseals Arkansas is highlighting our services for evaluations and treatment of pediatric feeding disorders.
In August 2021, we began working on building a feeding program by having staff undergo training to be able to effectively treat a wide range of feeding disorders.
Services that we offer may include but are not limited to:
- Oral Motor/Feeding Evaluation (infants through 18 years of age)
- SOS (sequential-oral-sensory) Approach to feeding therapy.
- Oral Placement Therapy strategies
- Individual therapy
- Group therapy
- Parent training
- Home programming
- Individualized treatment plans customized for each client’s specific needs
- Food Chaining
- Sensory Motor Feeding techniques
- Evaluation for TOT (tethered oral tissues) and remediation following release
Meet our qualified team:
Karen Hobgood, M.A., CCC/SLP
Karen, who works in our outpatient/preschool therapy department, has been with Easterseals Arkansas for 27 years. She has obtained more than 100 hours of continuing education in Pediatric Feeding Disorders that include evaluations and treatment strategies for sensory based and motor based feeding disorders. In addition, she has been a part of our High Risk Infant Monitoring team for the past 22 years.
Lindsey Fink, M.S., CCC/ SLP
Lindsey has been with Easterseals Arkansas since 2019, working in the outpatient/preschool therapy department. She has taken several feeding courses that include SOFFI: Supporting Feeding in Fragile Infants, Sensory-Motor Approaches to Feeding, Picky and Problem Feeders, and the SOS Approach to feeding. Lindsey is also on the High Risk Infant Monitoring Team.
Alexa Milam, M.S., CCC/SLP
Alexa has been with Easterseals Arkansas since 2021. She currently splits her time between the Little Rock Developmental Preschool and The Academy. Alexa has been trained in the SOS Approach to feeding and participates in and leads feeding groups.