The Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) Approach to Feeding program was developed by Dr. Kay Toomey. SOS is an evidenced based and effective way to address problematic feeding behaviors, and to expand the number of foods a "picky eater" consumes. The approach can be used in individual or group therapy sessions.
The approach focuses on increasing a child’s comfort level by exploring and learning about the different properties of food, allowing a child to interact with food in a playful, non-stressful way. Therapy begins with the ability to tolerate the food in the room and in front of him/her; then moving on to interacting with the food through play activities targeting the child's ability to touch, manipulate taste and eventually eat the food presented.
We focus on increasing the variety of foods that the child eats and having the child become comfortable with a variety of textures, flavors, temperatures, and food groups.
To learn more about this approach visit the SOS Approach to Feeding: When Children Won't Eat