Happy Hungry Hippos: Pediatric Feeding Clinic

Happy Hungry Hippos: Pediatric Feeding Clinic Happy Hungry Hippos: Pediatric Feeding Clinic bringing hope and healing to children who struggle to eat. Pediatric Feeding Clinic

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Beginning meal time with a chew tube is a great way to warm up the mouth and also train the child how to chew.. then swi...
01/20/2021

Beginning meal time with a chew tube is a great way to warm up the mouth and also train the child how to chew.. then switching to a hard munchable (such as a carrot, celery, pepper), which is for exploration only not consumption, is a great second step. This promotes both munching and tongue movement. A child also feels in control when they’re able to hold a longer piece of food and control how it goes in your mouth.

This little spunky one has decided eating by mouth may be more fun then by a tube. We may be doing telehealth but are ma...
05/12/2020

This little spunky one has decided eating by mouth may be more fun then by a tube. We may be doing telehealth but are making major breakthroughs! #picnictime #ottelehealth

Longer pieces of meltables are a better choice rather than free-floating pieces when a child is learning to eat. This gi...
04/30/2020

Longer pieces of meltables are a better choice rather than free-floating pieces when a child is learning to eat. This gives a baby more control and avoids negative experiences like gagging and coughing.

I couldn’t be more pleased with the transition to Telehealth online OT for feeding!
03/26/2020

I couldn’t be more pleased with the transition to Telehealth online OT for feeding!

It was pajama day at school for this little elf, then he came to Happy Hungry Hippos and ate 3 new foods!!! A+ day!
12/23/2019

It was pajama day at school for this little elf, then he came to Happy Hungry Hippos and ate 3 new foods!!! A+ day!

“No longer a slave to fear”. Such a wonderful gift from my 16 year old feeding patient today! She is overcoming severe f...
05/23/2019

“No longer a slave to fear”. Such a wonderful gift from my 16 year old feeding patient today! She is overcoming severe fear and anxiety with trying new foods, and has learned she is brave and that food is nothing to fear, but rather enjoyable. The second picture is a pizza, which was one of her goals she accomplished, and the logo Hippos below. #foodgoals #overcomer #happyhungryhippos

Does my child need a feeding evaluation? If your child has any of the following difficulties, talk to your doctor about ...
12/20/2018

Does my child need a feeding evaluation?

If your child has any of the following difficulties, talk to your doctor about an Occupational Therapy feeding evaluation:

 Ongoing choking, gagging or coughing during meals
 Ongoing problems with vomiting
 Consistent reflux that appears uncomfortable
 An infant who cries and/or arches at most meals
 Ongoing poor weight gain (rate re: percentiles falling) or weight loss
 History of a traumatic choking incident
 History of eating and breathing coordination problems, with ongoing respiratory issues
 Inability to transition to baby food purees by 10 months of age
 Inability to accept any table food solids by 12 months of age
 Inability to transition from breast/bottle to a cup by 16 months of age
 Has not weaned off baby foods by 16 months of age
 Aversion or avoidance of all foods in specific texture or food group
 Food range of less than 20 foods, especially if foods are being dropped over time with no new foods replacing those lost
 Family is fighting about food and feeding (i.e. Meals are battles)
 Parent repeatedly reports that the child is difficult for everyone to feed

You can’t expect children to try new foods if they are afraid. Interactions with food need to be fun. As a child explore...
08/29/2018

You can’t expect children to try new foods if they are afraid. Interactions with food need to be fun. As a child explores their food with their senses, they desensitize and the fear decreases, enabling a desire and willingness to try. #bolognamonsters #feedingtherapyworks #happyhungryhippos

03/26/2018
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I wish America would get with the program!

Japan's unbelievable school lunches are surprisingly educational.

I think someone conquered their fear of noodles today!
01/25/2018

I think someone conquered their fear of noodles today!

New dreams, new hopes, new experiences and new joys: Wishing you all a Happy New Year!!
01/02/2018

New dreams, new hopes, new experiences and new joys: Wishing you all a Happy New Year!!

Hoping all have a joy filled Christmas!
12/16/2017
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Hoping all have a joy filled Christmas!

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Very intriguing study
10/13/2017

Very intriguing study

08/24/2017
Feeding Matters

Thank you Feeding Matters for this video and for supporting parents and families with children who struggle to eat. We hear you parents, and we are here to help at Happy Hungry Hippos!

Learn more about Zoe and her misdiagnosis when it came to her pediatric feeding disorder.

Important information on the impact of Pediatric Feeding Disorders
08/09/2017
Feeding Matters

Important information on the impact of Pediatric Feeding Disorders

Share the page below to help raise awareness for the impact pediatric feeding disorders can have on the entire family! #FeedingMatters

Alix
08/03/2017

Alix

Charlene helped us work through our eating issues. Meals used to be such a fight to get anything into Ty's mouth - we learned some tips and how to take control back. Best part is we just went to the dr and found out in 6 months he has gained 2 pounds and grew 2 inches - still not really on the charts but big gains!!!

Happy Hungry Hippos: Pediatric Feeding Clinic's cover photo
07/27/2017

Happy Hungry Hippos: Pediatric Feeding Clinic's cover photo

"Working with Charlene, we learned how to adjust our own behaviors to create the right expectations for our son and keep...
07/07/2017

"Working with Charlene, we learned how to adjust our own behaviors to create the right expectations for our son and keep control of the situation, and he learned techniques for trying new foods that opened up a universe of new tastes that he now loves."- Mom of Thomas, age 9

Happy Hungry Hippos: Pediatric Feeding Clinic
07/07/2017

Happy Hungry Hippos: Pediatric Feeding Clinic

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Roswell, GA
30075

General information

Occupational Therapy assessment and treatment for infants and children with oral motor delays and feeding difficulties. Ages: birth-18 years.

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Tuesday 8am - 6pm
Wednesday 8am - 6pm
Thursday 8am - 6pm

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(404) 933-9869

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This little man has come so far in food therapy, Charlene is truly the best occupational therapist and not only helped Levi but our entire family with food. I tagged some of my friends that know Levi’s struggle with food/texture, it literally started from him being a few months old. Before this therapy Levi would not touch a fruit or vegetable and never consider any kind of meat, chicken or fish. Charlene has broken so many barriers and we have seen results from the first visit. Charlene is truly invested in him and helps him with specific challenges he feels and faces. She is so in tune with his anxiety and fear and helps him overcome it. I am so grateful for this therapy. Seeing Levi actually eat pizza, hotdogs, bananas, oranges, strawberries, sweet peppers, peas, corn, chicken nuggets, fish sticks and so much more is one of the most emotional hurdles we are overcoming. I’m so proud of him he is doing so much better than I ever imagined. Thank you so much for all do for us 🤩
Sarah eating smoked salmon! Never would have happened without Happy Hungry Hippos!! Thanks Charlene!
Great question! Stanford is currently recruiting for this study.
Charlene was so helpful to our daughter! She gave us the tools to help make eating time more fun and now Lucca is open to trying some new things. We have a long way to go but the progress feels great! Thank you Charlene for putting us on the path to success! We are grateful!
Charlene helped us work through our eating issues. Meals used to be such a fight to get anything into Ty's mouth - we learned some tips and how to take control back. Best part is we just went to the dr and found out in 6 months he has gained 2 pounds and grew 2 inches - still not really on the charts but big gains!!!