I am passionate about helping children become happy eaters and making it possible for them to enjoy food and mealtime! I want to help your child have fun with food and feel safe while eating. With 18 years of experience providing feeding therapy, I have the tools and expertise to help achieve positive outcomes for children struggling with eating.
With 20 years of experience as a Speech Language Pathologist, I am also highly qualified to evaluate and treat a variety of other difficulties, delays and disorders.
Feeding Courses Taken
Breathing, Digestion, and Swallowing-Best Practices in Dysphagia Management, Angela Mansolillo, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-S
Picky Eaters vs. Problem Feeders vs. Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID), Dr. Kay A. Toomey
Evaluating Feeding and Swallowing Disorders in Infants and Children, Joan Arvedson, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S
Treatment of Picky and Problem Eaters Using Food Chaining Therapy, Northern Speech Services
Dysphagia: From Assessment to Discharge and All the In-Betweens
Tools for Treating Feeding in the Medically Challenging Child
Treatment of Severe Feeding Aversion: Dealing With “No!” Cheri Fraker, M.S., CCC-SLP, Laura Walbert, M.S., CCC-SLP, Marsha Dunn Klein, M.Ed., OTR/L
Pediatric Dysphagia: Management of the Whole Child, Angela Mansolillo, M.A., CCC-SLP
Pediatric Feeding: The Big Picture, Jennifer Meyer, M.S., CCC-SLP
Demystifying Oral Motor Assessment and Treatment: Infancy through Geriatrics, Ages and Stages, Diane Bahr, M.S., CCC-SLP
Beckman Oral Motor Assessment and Intervention
Therapy, Part 1, Improving Pediatric Feeding Assessment Skills Tongue Functioning, Prematurity: Diagnosis and Related Conditions, Children and Feeding Tubes, Constipation: Diagnosis, Evaluation, Treatment and Associated Disorders, Typical Feeding Development: An Overview, Improving Pediatric Feeding Assessment Skills Lip Functioning, Speech Pathology.com
COZY CORNER SPEECH & FEEDING THERAPY
Is meal time a struggle? Is your child having difficulty eating? Does your child eat a limited variety of foods? Heather uses a variety of approaches designed specifically for your child, and modifies your child's treatment plan as necessary to make eating fun, peaceful and safe. Please get in touch to schedule an initial consultation.
SPEECH ARTICULATION/SPEECH SOUND PRODUCTION
Speech Articulation is the way a person produces speech sounds and can impact his/her ability to be understood by others. If your child is struggling to communicate clearly, intervention is key to overcoming this challenge, and Heather can help.
EXPRESSIVE AND RECEPTIVE LANGUAGE
If your child has difficulty comprehending and following directions, has limited understanding of vocabulary other children his/her age comprehend, he/she might have a receptive language delay or disorder.
Does your child have a hard time expressing his or her wants, needs and thoughts? Does your child say a limited number of words and/or use single words to communicate, or seem to use less words and phrases than other children his or her age? Your child might have an expressive language delay or disorder if you are seeing this.
If you ‘d like to book an appointment, please get in touch today.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WILL MY INSURANCE COVER MY VISIT?
Cozy Corner does not accept insurance. Upon your request, we can provide a superbill (an itemized form used by healthcare providers that reflects services rendered) that you can submit to your insurance company for possible reimbursement. This does not guarantee that you will be reimbursed, and you will need to contact your insurance company to find out if the therapy may be eligible and what documents are required before services begin. Keep in mind your insurance company may say they will reimburse you initially, and then later inform you or your therapist that service won't be covered because it's not "medically necessary."
Other factors to consider when deciding whether to choose a company that will accept your insurance:
1. If you have a plan with a high deductible, it's possible you might be paying out of pocket before the insurance starts paying.
2. Your number of sessions may be limited.
3. Some insurance companies cap how much they will pay out for a particular service.