This service is new for the 2021/2022 school year, and is provided through the "CIU 20 Feeding Team."
Members of the CIU 20 Feeding Team have been trained in Sequential Oral Sensory Approach (SOS), and have expertise in oral motor difficulties. The team consists of a licensed speech-language pathologist, an occupational therapist, a registered nurse, and the program supervisor. The service includes a thorough assessment that incorporates the components of motor planning, positioning and seating, oral-motor abilities, sensory processing, respiration, and digestion/nutrition. This is followed by a detailed report, communication with family / caregivers, therapists and educational team, and therapeutic intervention, as appropriate.
Referrals for feeding evaluations are done by contacting a student's Local Education Agency (LEA). For more information on the program, please contact CIU 20 Supervisor of Special Education, Dr. Donna Hopstetter, firstname.lastname@example.org, 610-515-6455.