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

Tube To Table Podcast: Episode 4: The Eating Instinct with Virginia Sole-Smith

In this week’s episode of the Tube To Table Podcast, Jennifer and Heidi sat down with Virginia Sole-Smith to discuss her child’s journey from feeding tube to the ​family table. Virginia is a writer, a contributing editor to Parents Magazine, … 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

Tube to Table Podcast Episode 2: What To Do While You Wait

What can you do while you’re getting ready to wean? This week’s episode focuses on what you can do to help your child become a happy and healthy eater while they are still tube-dependent. This includes building in rest, play, … Read More

Maggie’s Story: Feeding Tube Weaning at Thrive by Spectrum Pediatrics

Meet Mighty Maggie: Maggie struggled with eating since birth, receiving an NG tube when she was born and eventually a G-tube. Initially, her feeding tube helped save her life, however, once her medical status became stable it was no longer … 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