10 Signs Your Child Needs a Feeding Evaluation

Updated: Mar 5, 2020


Are you struggling with you child during mealtime? Concerned their feeding development is delayed? Wondering if there is an answer to all the stress? Read below for 10 signs your child might benefit from a feeding evaluation!


  1. Heavy drooling when eating and/or talking

  2. Biting fingers or tongue while eating

  3. Food pocketing

  4. Chewing with an open mouth

  5. Child has frequent illnesses, colds, congestion

  6. Child’s diet consists of mostly liquids

  7. Reports of choking, gagging, or crying during meals

  8. Child eats 15 or less foods

  9. Frequent constipation or vomiting

  10. Child is dependent on liquids during meals to wash down food


April Anderson, MA, CCC-SLP, CLC


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