Providing In-Person and Telehealth Feeding Therapy Services to Families in the State of Washington

We specialize in providing feeding therapy services using a family-centered care approach

Common Feeding Challenges We Treat


- Tube weaning support for children with feeding tubes (NG & G-tubes)- Children 6 months old and older moving from breast milk or formula to solid foods- Kids who only eat a certain number of foods or who have sensory sensitivities to certain foods- Kids who experience stress or anxiety around non-preferred foods or eating in social situations (e.g. at school, restaurants, birthday parties, etc.)- Difficulty chewing, signs of choking, gagging, or vomiting with foods or liquids- Challenging or stressful mealtimes- Commong diagnoses that can impact feeding: ADHD, Anxiety, ARFID, Autism (ASD), Struggle to Gain Weight, or Oral Aversion

Is your child experiencing feeding challenges?
We are here to help!

Feeding Therapy is Our Passion!

Our Philosophy


- Feeding is one of the fundamental responsibilities of every parent and parents do everything they can to support their child to eat.- Feeding therapy is a team effort between parents, caregivers, the child, and the therapist.- Progress happens in the home, with families making big and small changes at a pace they feel comfortable with.- Even the smallest gains are worth celebrating!- Every child and family are welcome, regardless of race, religion, sex, disability, gender identity or sexual orientation.

Benefits of Providing Feeding Therapy using Telehealth


- Telehealth allows families the ability to remain in the comfort of their own home while working with a feeding therapist.- Sometimes kids feel more relaxed around food at home, rather than in a clinic setting. It can also be helpful for the therapist to see a child eating at home, in their normal environment.- Stress around finding childcare for siblings, traffic, trying to get kids out the door and carving out extra time to drive to and from appointments is removed.- We can reach families who live in areas where feeding therapy services are not available.

Hi!I’m Tanis and I am passionate about helping families with children who experience challenges with feeding. It all started when I was volunteering at a children’s hospital and I observed a therapist working with an infant on bottle feeding. Right then, I knew I wanted to pursue a career that involved helping families navigate the complexities of feeding.I’ve had the pleasure of working at Seattle Children’s Hospital for the last 5 years, focused on providing feeding therapy services, including revamping the tube weaning program. Given the incredible advancements that have been made with telehealth, I realized I wanted to be able to promote access to feeding therapy in Seattle and reach families throughout the state of Washington.When I’m not working with families on feeding, I enjoy swimming, kayaking, and traveling abroad.

We would love to work on feeding with you and your family!

Insurance

Insurance

We are an in-network provider for the following health plans:CignaFirst Choice HealthLifeWisePremeraRegence

Private Pay

We accept private pay in the form of credit or debit card as well as funds from HSA or FSA accounts.

Out of Network Provider

We are an out-of-network provider for all other insurance companies. Find out more about coverage and reimbursement by contacting your insurance company.

We would love to work on feeding with you and your family!

Contact Feeding Therapy for Kids

Interested in feeding therapy for your child?Questions about feeding therapy or feeding courses?Feel free to contact us at any time.

Hours of Operation

  • Mon 5:15pm to 7:15pm

  • Tue 5:15pm to 7:15pm

  • Wed 5:15pm to 7:15pm

  • Thurs 5:15pm to 7:15pm

  • Fri 9am to 7pm

  • Sat 9am to 12pm

  • Sun 9am to 12pm

Feeding Courses

Courses for
Families and Caregivers


How to Approach Kids in the Cafeteria

  • This course is for any and all caregivers who support kids during snack or lunch time at school or daycare.

  • Learn what you can do to support kids who accept a limited variety of foods.

  • We will also provide ways to support kids who are learning to use utensils and cups.

What to do When Transitioning to Solids gets Tricky

  • This course is for any parent who is concerned about their baby's ability to manage solids.

  • In this course we will talk about:

  • Common approaches regarding how to present solid foods to your baby.

  • Some reasons some babies need more support to transition to solids.

  • Ways you can encourage your baby to accept solid foods.

Courses for
Feeding Therapists


What to Include in your Feeding Evaluation and Why

  • This course is for feeding therapy providers who are looking to develop a holistic feeding evaluation.

  • You will learn the key things to identify during a feeding evaluation.

  • When should you consider contacting other specialists?

Developing Clinical Reasoning Skills for Feeding Therapists

  • This course is for any parent who is concerned about their baby's ability to manage solids.

  • In this course we will talk about:

  • Common approaches to how to present solid foods to your baby.

  • Some reasons some babies need more support to transition to solids.

  • Ways you can encourage your baby to accept solid foods.

Interested in a feeding course?Contact us to learn more.