Tube To Table Podcast Episode 6: First Things First

By: Jamie Hinchey, MS, CCC-SLP

This week’s episode of the Tube To Table Podcast focuses on the specific progression from feeding tube dependency to eating orally. Your hosts, Heidi and Jennifer, will walk you through the five crucial steps that the Thrive by Spectrum Pediatrics … Read More

Tube to Table Podcast: Episode 5: Ready or Not

Are you wondering if your child is ready to wean from their feeding tube? One of the most common questions we receive from parents is “How do I know if my child is ready to wean?” In this week’s episode, Ready … Read More

One More Bite: Why Behavioral Therapy is Sending the Wrong Message

By: Jennifer Berry, MS, OT/L

There is a dirty secret in the world of feeding therapy.  Most therapists don’t even know that there are decades of studies that highlight well-documented risks associated with one of the most common feeding therapy approaches. That’s right, even in … Read More

Tube To Table Podcast: Episode 3: Hungry For More!

By: Jamie Hinchey, MS, CCC-SLP

In this week’s episode of Tube To Table, Jennifer and Heidi are giving our listeners a brief history of how the Thrive by Spectrum Pediatrics Tube Weaning Program started. They will discuss what brought them together as therapists and how their interest … Read More

What to Do About Dinner: When Mealtimes Don’t Go as Planned

“My child isn’t eating dinner!”, “He refuses dinner and only wants snacks”, “Will he be okay if he doesn’t eat dinner?” These are all questions and concerns we have heard from loving parents who have a toddler who has refused … Read More

The Comfort Food Podcast: When The Kids Just Don’t Eat Dinner

We are so excited that the founder of our Thrive by Spectrum Pediatrics feeding division was featured on The Comfort Food Podcast with Virginia Sole-Smith and Amy Palanjian. Virginia Sole-Smith is the author of one of our favorite new books, … Read More

Feeding Tube Weaning: Why Waiting Can be Wrong

By: Jennifer Berry, MS, OT/L and Heidi Moreland, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, CLC Many parents of children with feeding tubes wonder how soon they can begin the tube weaning process.  Even when parents believe their children are showing signs of interest or … Read More

Good Reads for February

We are featuring two “Good Reads” for February that we hope you will find helpful. Each month, we will post a few articles, books, or resources that we find helpful and often recommend to families. Extreme Picky Eating: Essentials of … Read More

Sous Chef for Valentine’s Day: How Your Tube-Fed Child Can Help!

Often times, parents of tube-fed children report that it is difficult for their child to participate in holidays that have delicious treats such as Valentine’s Day or Halloween. Yes, of course, Valentine’s Day is full of yummy chocolate and candies, … Read More

Congenital Heart Disease Warriors

It’s Congenital Heart Defect (CHD) Awareness Week! We wanted to share some stories of children we have seen at Thrive who are all CHD Warriors! Max. Emrie. Theo.What do all of these names have in common? They were all born … Read More