SOS Approach to Feeding


The Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) feeding approach integrates motor, oral, behavioral/learning, medical, sensory and nutritional factors and approaches in order to comprehensively evaluate and manage children with feeding/growth concerns.


Sometimes, discerning the difference between a “picky eater” and a problem feeder can be difficult. Determining whether your child is even a “picky eater” to begin with isn’t necessarily simple. It could just be a hiccup in their developing tastes, or a little phase they’re going through. But if your child is a picky eater or a problem feeder, they will likely require support to learn how to eat a more varied diet. If you’re concerned about a potentially “picky eater” in your life, read these common questions and learn whether SOS Approach to Feeding can help your child. Picky Eaters vs. Problem Feeders


If you were to make a list of all of the foods that your child eats, how many foods would be on that list?


*Does your child eat the same food over and over, then suddenly stop eating that food (Food Jag)?

*Will they accept that food again at some point in the future, or is that food typically lost?

*What happens if you put new food on their plate?

*Do they eat at least one food from most nutrition (proteins, vegetables, etc.) and texture (purees, soft foods, chewy foods, etc.) categories?

*What does their plate look like at meals compared to the rest of the family’s?

*How hard is it for them to learn about new foods?

*How often has your child been reported as a “picky eater” at well-child check-ups?