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Houston's premier feeding therapy clinic

Occupational Therapy

Pediatric

Beyond Preemie specializes in Pediatric Occupational Therapy, with a focus on infants and children born prematurely. We understand the unique needs of this population and strive to help your child reach their full potential during the critical first five years.

Our Pediatric Occupational Therapists offer comprehensive expertise and advanced training and certifications in the assessment and treatment of oral motor, feeding, and developmental disorders in infants, toddlers, and children.

At Beyond Preemie, we partner with parents.  We believe in family-focused care and offer support, guidance, and resources to ensure your child has the best possible outcomes. 

Feeding Therapy

Beyond Preemie, Houston Heights' premier tiny baby program, is delighted to offer Feeding Therapy services in a supportive, family-focused environment.

 

Feeding Therapy services are 50-minute individual sessions addressing oral motor and feeding concerns for premature infants, NICU graduates, and newborns through the first five years.

 

We specialize in:

  • Infant and Toddler Oral Motor Skills

  • Oral Ties

  • Feeding and Swallowing Skills

  • Feeding Refusal and Oral Aversion

  • Picky Eating

  • Positive Feeding Engagement and Participation

  • Self-Feeding Skills

  • Advancing Feeding Skills from Bottles to Table Foods 

  • Expanding Food Repertoire

  • Tube Weaning

We take pride in combining evidence-based practice and family-focused care with imaginative ideas, fun activities, and creative home programs to help your baby thrive beyond five. Together we will create a treatment plan that meets your child’s unique needs. 

Developmental Therapy

Beyond Preemie, Houston Heights' premier tiny baby program, partners with parents to empower and guide their children through their developmental milestones across the early critical years.

Developmental Therapy services are 50-minute individual sessions addressing posture, alignment, and motor concerns for premature infants, NICU graduates, and newborns through the first five years.

We focus on:

  • Tummy Time Progression

  • Head Shape

  • Torticollis

  • Improving Strength and Endurance

  • Motor Skills

  • Manual Therapy

  • Rib Cage and Shoulder Girdle Development

  • Myofascial and Trigger Point Release

  • Infant Massage

Our enriching developmental program provides your child with a positive learning environment balanced with age-appropriate physical, cognitive, problem solving and social-emotional activities so they may thrive beyond five.

Developmental Therapy
Follow-Along Program

Follow-Along Program

Beyond Preemie, Houston Heights' premier tiny baby program, created Beyond Preemie Little Champions, a neurodevelopmental follow-along program specifically designed for infants and toddlers born prematurely. Families are the heart of this program.

Our program is tailored to support and advance the overall long-term development of premature infants encompassing cognitive, problem-solving, sensory, communication, motor, and social-emotional skills.  

We provide developmental testing in combination with individualized, developmentally and age-appropriate home programs to support each child's physical, cognitive, and social-emotional growth empowering premature infants to thrive beyond five.

Standardized Developmental Testing Intervals:

  • Two Weeks after NICU Discharge

  • 13-Weeks Corrected Age

  • 4-Months Corrected Age

  • 8-Months Corrected Age

  • 12-Months Corrected Age

  • 18-Months Corrected Age

  • 24-Months Corrected Age

  • 36-Months of Age

  • 4-Years of Age

  • 5-Years of Age

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