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Food and Friends: Therapeutic Feeding Camp for Children and Their Caregivers

For children ages 2 to 7

The Northern Illinois University Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic is excited to offer a Feeding Therapy camp for children ages 2-7. This four-week camp will be supervised by licensed Speech-Language Pathologists, an Occupational Therapist, and conducted by a team of graduate students enrolled in the NIU Speech-Language Pathology Program.

This Food and Friends camp is designed for children with feeding difficulties and their caregivers. Your child may benefit from this camp if they:

  • have difficulty with new foods or textures.
  • have been described as a picky eater.
  • has difficulty sitting through meals.

Each session children will engage in play-based therapeutic activities to promote their sensory processing, oral motor, and feeding skills. Parents and caregivers will observe the sessions and receive education to promote positive change in the home environment as well.

This is a great way for your child to have fun, explore new foods, grow their skills, and develop friendships! Deadline to register is Friday May 19, 2023.

Camp Information
Dates June 6-28, 2023
Days Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons
Time 3 to 5 p.m.
Cost $275.00
Enrollment 4-5 children
Location and Registration Northern Illinois University
Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic
3100 Sycamore Road
DeKalb, IL 60115
Questions Katie Coakley, OTR/L
Occupational Therapist and PhD Candidate