Sequential Oral Sensory Feeding Approach (S.O.S.)
Level 1 of SOS intervention targets medically fragile children and adults with limited intake, variety or quantity of foods in their diet. This is an approach to help children who have difficulty eating a variety of foods. It was developed by a psychologist named Kay Toomey, PhD.It works to dispel several myths about eating difficulties, increase understanding and awareness of the prerequisites to good eating, and help guide children and families along a developmental continuum of eating.
• Accepts (visually)
• Interacts (using tools)
• Touches (fingertips, finger pads, palm, arm, chest, head, nose…)
Level 2 SOS intervention is for children with severe feeding issues that may require tube feeding.
Level 3 SOS intervention is for children on the autism spectrum with feeding issues.