Feeding Therapy

Summary

Individuals with Kabuki Syndrome often have varying degrees of feeding difficulty. Structural differences such as cleft palatei or dental problems can contribute to feeding problems.  Cardiac defects and low muscle tone can make eating exhausting and difficult to coordinate 

Hints for Parents

Battery-operated Toothbrushes

Many parents find their children are more likely to allow brushing of their teeth with battery-operated toothbrushes. They have the added benefit of providing oral sensory input.

Feeding Therapy Articles

SOS - Signals Help for Sensory Oral Feeding and Swallowing Problems!!

Why is my child vomiting after each meal? Why is my child able to start to eat fine and then after a few minutes into mealtime he/she stops eating and starts crying? Find out the answers!

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 16, 2012 - 17:22

The Impact of Gastrointestinal Issues on Oral Feeding

The impact of gastroesophageal reflux and constipation on feeding in children with Kabuki Syndrome.

Last Updated: Friday, September 5, 2014 - 17:09

Promoting Positive Feeding Behaviors in Children with Kabuki Syndrome

Feeding problems in children with Kabuki Syndrome can seem overwhelming, but the good news is that almost any feeding problem can be overcome.

Last Updated: Thursday, April 28, 2011 - 08:32