for children who
struggle to eat
Some Common Feeding problems include:
- Extreme picky eating (eating fewer than 15-20 foods)
- Difficulty eating an age-appropriate diet
- Difficulty chewing, biting foods, overstuffing, or poor oral control
- Poor weight gain
- Feeding tube dependence
- Bottle or formula dependence
- Mealtime tantrums, or mealtimes exceeding 40 minutes
- Inability or refusal to feed self
- Distress and anxiety with new foods
- Inability to adapt to different textures
There is a better way…
With the appropriate therapy, your child can develop age-appropriate feeding skills, accept a wide variety of textures and tastes from all food groups, and accept oral calories for appropriate growth. This creates peaceful mealtimes for you and your child.
Meet Charlene Kurkjian, OTR, Owner
Charlene is a GA state-licensed occupational therapist. She received her degree at Indiana University School of Rehabilitative Medicine and has over 30 years of experience in the field.
Specializing in pediatrics, Charlene has worked in various pediatric settings including inpatient, outpatient rehabilitation, school systems, and private practice. She has received extensive training in the specialty area of feeding and sensory integration. After specializing in feeding for several years at a pediatric outpatient clinic, Charlene opened her own feeding clinic in 2008.
Training and Certifications
SOS Feeding Therapy
Beckman Oral Motor Therapy
CHOA Advance Feeding Competency
reaction to food type and textures/sensory difficulties
self-feeding skills and positioning
development of individualized treatment plans aligned with parents' goals
caregiver education and training in the feeding protocol
child behavior management strategies
Located just off the Marietta Square in Cobb Cty, our clinic offers skilled feeding therapy by an occupational therapist.
1525 Haven Crest Drive
Powder Springs, Georgia 30127
20 Whitlock Pl Suite 101
Marietta, Georgia 30064