Services

Family Mealtime Coaching

Thrive by Spectrum Pediatrics works closely with families to identify the causes of challenging mealtime situations and provides evidence-based, individualized and manageable strategies

Feeding Therapy

The Thrive by Spectrum Pediatrics team uses their decades of experience providing evidenced-based strategies to help children overcome their feeding challenges and become the little eaters they were meant to be

Feeding Tube Weaning

In Thrive by Spectrum Pediatrics’ ground-breaking Tube Weaning Program we help children move beyond feeding tube dependency and into the freedom of eating by mouth

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Jump Start – Initial consult and coaching session

  • Review of submitted pre-planning materials
  • Initial phone call to discuss mealtime challenges
  • Coaching and mealtime strategies that are evidenced-based and family friendly
  • Additional tips for applying suggestions to family specific situations
  • Detailed follow-up email to summarize discussion
  • Targeted reference materials and resources that support or explain strategies
  • Materials to share with medical team or family members
  • 2 follow up phone calls to address progress, challenges, and modifications

Jump Start – Feeding Evaluation and Initial Parent Consultation

  • Expert assessment to identify factors impacting the Childs eating
  • Individualized plan with evidenced-based strategies
  • A packet of child and family-specific resources
  • A written report with supporting scientific evidence to be used as a teaching tool
  • A follow-up consultation to discuss findings and teach parents about the carryover suggestions

Jump Start – Tube Weaning Readiness Evaluation and Coaching

  • Comprehensive team assessment conducted by at least two therapists
  • Thrive team collaboration with one or more of the child’s existing physicians
  • An Individualized plan for treatment
  • Written report with supporting scientific evidence
  • Expert suggestions for immediate and long-term improvement

Ongoing Support

  • Follow up to initial consultation and materials
  • Weekly in-person phone support
  • Monthly team rounds with expert discussion regarding your specific situation
  • Additional resources

Ongoing Support

  • Regular in-person or remote work with children and their families
  • Periodic reassessment
  • As needed consultation with child’s physician

Remote Tube Weaning

  • Supported weaning from afar if indicated after assessment
  • Daily phone and email support during treatment
  • Weekly phone and email support during follow-up
  • Thrive team ongoing collaboration with child’s physician
  • Collaboration with Thrive affiliated Dietitian
  • Parental coaching throughout to build competence and ensure future success
  • 6 months remote follow-up to ensure ongoing success

Intensive In-Person Coaching

  • Remote preparation for child and family via email/phone calls with Thrive team
  • 5 Day Intense Coaching with expert support at mealtimes
  • Realistic and evidence-based mealtime strategies
  • Parental coaching throughout to build competence and ensure future success
  • 6 months of remote follow-up to ensure ongoing success

Intensive Therapy

  • Remote preparation for child and family via email/phone calls with Thrive team
  • 10 Day Intense Therapy with in-person, expert support at mealtimes
  • Thrive team ongoing collaboration with child’s physician
  • Collaboration with Thrive affiliated Dietitian
  • Parental coaching throughout to build competence and ensure future success
  • 6 months of remote follow-up to ensure ongoing success

Intensive Tube Weaning

  • Remote preparation for child and family via email/phone calls with Thrive team
  • 10 Day Intensive Therapy with expert attendance at mealtimes
  • Thrive team ongoing collaboration with child’s physician
  • Collaboration with Thrive affiliated Dietitian
  • Parental coaching throughout to build competence and ensure future success
  • 6 months of remote follow-up to ensure ongoing success