Ideas to Manage Complex Feeding Difficulties

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

Complex Feeding Difficulties: Tips and Information for you to try at Home

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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.

Download a copy of this presentation here.

Natalie Morris

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: 0121 289 3204

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