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055 How A Speech and Language Therapist Helps Picky Eaters (with Heidi Miller)


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Are you ready to learn more about when to work with a speech and language therapist?

Learn what the red flags are for children with structural difficulties and would benefit from working with a speech and language therapist.

I love bragging about my client’s successes! The work they put in to help their child with a limited diet really amazes me.

Week after week they meet with me inside my End Mealtime Battles programme which is a 12-week group coaching programme to help children go from being scared to confident at trying new foods.

Some children may need additional support if they also have structural oro-motor difficulties.

If you’re wondering when should you also work with a speech and language therapist when helping your picky eater expand their range of foods, then you’re in luck!

In this week’s podcast, Heidi Miller MS CCC SLP COM® is a Speech Pathologist, Feeding Specialist, and Certified Orofacial Myologist who has been treating the pediatric feeding population for over 20 years. She has a speech and feeding clinic in NJ where she fulfils her passion of helping children reach their speech and feeding potential weekly. 

Heidi recently authored the HMS Feeding Therapy Protocol for Expanding Repertoire of Picky Eaters and Children with ARFID. This teaches other speech therapists and occupational therapists her method for helping the picky eater population. It is available for purchase by SLP’s and OT’s at her website.a

Most importantly, Heidi enjoys giving back and helping families who struggle with feeding challenges by sharing the knowledge she has accumulated over the years.

In this podcast episode we talk about:
  • early warning signs that your child may have oro-motor structural difficulties and when to seek advice from a speech and language therapist
  • first-line tips and advice on what to do if your child eats a limited variety of foods
  • how picky eating can impact poor nutritional intake and micronutrient deficiencies despite normal growth

If you are ready to learn tips on how to help your picky eater when they have feeding difficulties due to a structural problem, you’ll enjoy this podcast episode!

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