My son has had feeding/sensory issues ever since he we started solids at around 6 months. He was almost 2 1/2 years old and couldn’t chew or swallow properly so it was very frustrating during every mealtime. He would literally pocket anything we give him unless it was some sort of puree or yogurt, and even then he would gag and sometimes throw up. This limited the variety of foods that we could offer him. Needless to say, his food intake was not ideal since we would probably only be able to have him finish 1 chicken nugget in an hour feeding session. We were at our wits end and the morale in our household was at an all time low.
I found Ascend Rehab through yelp and took a chance on feeding therapy because we were at our wits end. Everyone on site was very nice and courteous and we felt at home every time we were there.
My review is specifically for Ileanexcis whom we were truly blessed to have her as my son’s feeding therapist. I cannot express the gratitude I have for Miss Ilea and the dedication she put into the feeding therapy sessions for my son. She is very passionate about helping the kiddos and you can see it. You are lucky if you’re able to work with Ilea, because she cares so much!
In the short time that my son was going to therapy (3 months), he has improved dramatically. He has made great strides with eating and now he actually can finish a full meal within an appropriate amount of time and enjoy all sorts of foods with different textures!
We are eternally grateful for Ilea! Thank you so much!