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

Comprehensive team assessment conducted by a therapists with a minimum of two years. Individualized plan for treatment.Expert suggestions for immediate and long-term improvement.

Family Mealtime CoachingFeeding TherapyFeeding Tube Weaning
Thrive by Spectrum Pediatrics works closely with families to identify the causes of challenging mealtime situations and provides evidence-based, individualized and manageable strategies.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.​Comprehensive team assessment conducted by a therapists with a minimum of two years.
Individualized plan for treatment.Expert suggestions for immediate and long-term improvement.

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 have been shown to work in real-life situations.
    •    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.
  • Individualized plan for treatment.
  • Written report with supporting scientific evidence.
  • Expert suggestions for immediate and long-term improvement.

Regular coaching sessions

  • 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 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 attendance 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 In-Person Therapy

  • Remote preparation for child and family via email/phone calls with Thrive team
  • 10 Day Intense 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.

Intensive In-person Treatment

  • 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.