Making mealtimes less stressful
We have a team approach to assess a child’s eating difficulties and identifying a range of issues such as picky eating and fussy eaters.
Our team includes a Dietitian, Psychologist, Occupational Therapist, Speech Pathologist and Developmental Paediatrician.
Our goal is to identify the key factors that impede your child’s eating and how to best improve their tolerance to food and develop adaptive eating habits.
We offer the SOS (Sequential Oral Sensory) Approach to Feeding program to help children from 0-18 who find several aspects about eating challenging. This includes being upset and anxious at meal times. Some children will eat only a few food groups or less than 15 to 20 types of food. They can avoid certain food groups such as ‘crunchy food’ or only prefer certain textures or colours in food. Some children will only eat mashed foods or pureed foods and can be under weight or over weight depending on their restricted eating patterns.
Feeding problems can also occur in situations involving nasogastric (NG), or gastric feeding tube (G-tube) including a PEG feeding.
We can complete a swallowing and nutrition screen for children with our speech pathologist and dietitian.
Our dietitian provide one-on-one consultations and accept referrals from GPs/specialists, private paying patients and the NDIS.
We also provides group sessions and workshops with our team .
We provide school and kindergarten based programs within the curriculum.