Occupational Therapy / Physical Therapy / Therapeutic Recreation

  • Oral Motor and Feeding

    Children can have a variety of problems when trying to eat. Occupational therapy (OT) will assess and provide treatment to help families facing these problems.

    Why Choose Us?

    At Cincinnati Children's, our therapists:

    • Are trained in child development
    • Have specialized training in oral motor and feeding treatment
    • Provide family centered care
    • Have access to a medical team including doctors and nutritionists
    • Provide individual and/or group treatment

    Our occupational therapists are also part of team at Cincinnati Children’s that serve children with complex feeding needs.

    Who Can Benefit? 

    Infants or children who have trouble with eating may benefit from this service. This can include difficulty with:

    • Taking a bottle
    • Transitioning to table foods and/or cup drinking
    • Gagging or spitting out food
    • Eating a healthy variety of foods (Picky eaters)
    • Meal time behaviors
    • Chewing
    • Being excessively messy or slow when eating

    Location of Service

    Services are provided at all outpatient locations, as well as the inpatient and clinic settings (including High Risk and Interdisciplinary Feeding Team) located at our Main (Burnet) Campus.

 
  • Our occupational therapists have specialized training in oral motor and feeding treatment.

    Our occupational therapists have specialized training in oral motor and feeding treatment.

  • Our Treatments and Services

    We have a reputation for using the latest therapeutic approaches to achieve the best possible outcomes for our patients. Our specialized programs range from aquatic therapy to vestibular rehabilitation.

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  • Contact US

    For more information about the Division of Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy, call 513-636-4651 or email us at otpt@cchmc.org.

    To schedule an appointment with OT, PT, or the Motion Analysis Lab, call 513-636-4651 and select option 1.

    To talk with a Financial Services Representative, call 513-636-4651 and select option 2.