Ideas to Manage Complex Feeding Difficulties
Watch our Zoom Webinar with Speech and Language Therapist Natalie.
Feeding difficulties are present in around 25% of typically developing children, rising to around 80% in children with developmental difficulties such as Autism, Down’s Syndrome and Cerebral Palsy.
Helping children who find mealtimes a challenge can be stressful and hard work. Natalie has put together some practical ideas and strategies, to help make mealtimes, good times.
Complex Feeding Difficulties: Tips and Information for you to try at Home
What this webinar covers:
- 0:00 – 1:56: Introduction.
- 1:57 – 5:28: What are feeding difficulties? Looking at motor-based, sensory-based and respiratory-based difficulties.
- 5:29 – 8:37: Oro-Motor, Swallowing and Speech and Language.
- 8:38 – 13:22: Sensory Processing – How does it affect eating and drinking?
- 13:23 – 15:34: Fine motor and self-help skills.
- 15:35 – 19:24: Seating posture and positioning and how this affects eating.
- 19:25 – 23:13: Family routines and communication style.
- 23:14 – 27:22: Medical and nutritional factors.
- 27:23 – 29:50: Sleeping and toileting routines.
- 29:51 – 35:20: Social and emotional factors.
- 35:21 – 37:59: Conclusion and session takeaways.
Natalie is CEO and Founder of The Feeding Trust, a not-for-profit social enterprise for children with complex feeding difficulties. She is a qualified Speech and Language Therapist (SLT) who specialises in neuro-developmental disabilities and feeding difficulties. Natalie runs a multi-disciplinary feeding clinic in the Midlands with a team of specialist feeding therapists from Occupational Therapy, SLT, Psychology and Nutritional & Dietetics. Contact Natalie: firstname.lastname@example.org 0121 289 3204