Sensory Processing and Feeding

Is my child a picky eater or Is my child a problem feeder?

Rachel Pessagno, MS/OTR/L with Moore Pediatric Therapy Services has recently completed training in the S.O.S. Approach to Feeding. Rachel is able to evaluate, treat and help you and your child with this very important skill… please call 910-673-KIDS and ask for an S.O.S. evaluation with Rachel!

The Sequential Oral Sensory (S.O.S.) Approach to feeding is a program for assessing and treating children with feeding difficulties and weight/growth problems from birth to 18 years. It integrates posture,sensory, motor, behavioral/learning, medical and nutritional factors to comprehensively evaluate and manage children with feeding/growth problems. The SOS Approach focuses on increasing a child’s comfort level by exploring and learning about the different properties of food. The program allows a child to interact with food in a playful, non-stressful way, beginning with the ability to tolerate the food in the room and in front of him/her; then moving on to touching, kissing, and eventually tasting and eating foods.

Rachel Pessagno

Rachel Pessagno


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