I've been an Occupational Therapist working with children since 1999. In 2007, I became co-owner of One Step At A Time Therapy. I've specialized in feeding therapy for the last 15 years.
When working with children with feeding delays, I often found that I was using my gloved fingers to stimulate movement of the jaw, tongue, cheeks, and lips.
In 2016, I had the idea for a spoon that would stimulate the same movements of the mouth muscles that I was using my fingers to elicit.
This way the child is building skills with every bite they take, at every meal, every day.
Deaton Therapeutics is owned and operated by Todd and Ashley Deaton.