Both oral-motor and oral-sensory problems are caused by problems with nerves. Adults may develop these kinds of feeding problems after a stroke or head trauma. Some children may be born with nerves that function abnormally and may never have experienced a normal eating experience. Others may develop altered nerve patterns if they’ve experienced a lot of medical issues.
Depending on the nature of difficulties, our therapist and family work together to establish goals and strategies to address issues such as improved oral motor skills needed for sucking, drinking, biting chewing, and swallowing.