Sensory Oral Sequencing (SOS) approach to feeding
Developed by Dr K. Toomey, the SOS approach to feeding difficulties is a playful, interactive and effective programme integrated into our occupational therapy sessions where appropriate. Following typical developmental processes, the SOS approach climbs a hierarchy of stages led by a child's strengths, motivators and abilities. Oral motor and fine motor skills are graded with food to explore textures, smells, colours, sounds, density and weight. Connecting with food with the whole body's sensory systems means a positive relationship emerges with food through the SOS core value 'play with a purpose.'