Feeding and Swallowing Clinic

A service helping infants, children and youth who have difficulty eating; including chocking, poor weight gain and other areas of concern.

Our therapists work in consultation with your family physician and/or pediatrician as needed to meet the needs of each individual child. The OKP clinic team evaluates the infant’s/child’s feeding and swallowing skills during typical meal times, as well as, provide support to the family, other caregivers and the primary therapists.
Interventions including individual and group training and parent/caregiver education is included.

Our Feeding & Swallowing Clinics assist infants, children and youth with concerns like:

  • Poor oral motor control
  • Structural deformities
  • Muscle tone issues and/or positioning difficulties
  • Gastrointestinal issues (reflux)

Your Feeding and Swallowing Clinic team consists of an Occupational Therapist, Speech-Language Pathologist and a Social Worker with consultation from a Physiotherapist as needed as well as your child’s Physicians and/or Pediatricians when appropriate.

We do not provide dietician services but will work in collaboration with a Dietician if part of your family’s team of service providers.


Children and youth (up to 19 years of age, or 21 if they are attending secondary school) who reside within the Districts of Muskoka, Nipissing and Parry Sound requiring preschool and/or specialized services.

A child’s eligibility will be determined through the completion of a pre-assessment referral form.


Referrals can be made by a parent, caregiver, family physician, pediatricians and/or other third party referrals with parental consent: