Role of the Feeding TeamCommon Feeding Issues
The Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools Feeding Team is a multidisciplinary team designed to provide support to preschool, elementary, and secondary students who may be in need of intervention to ensure they are able to eat safely and/or to eat in a developmentally appropriate manner as it relates to the school setting. Physical therapists are also part of the team as indicated. Parental and medical provider input is a core component of the evaluation process. Follow-up support and training is available on an on-going basis by request.
The Feeding team will also assist in the development of IEP goals related to addressing a student's feeding progression.
If you require assistance with any feeding needs please contact your school based Speech Language Pathologist and/or Occupational Therapist first and they will provide the initial consultation.
When to Refer
Please make sure to contact your school based Speech Language Pathologist or Occupational Therapist first. These staff members may be able to assist you with the feeding questions/concerns prior to making a referral to the Feeding Team.