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Parent Forum - Difficulties in Feeding

We are hosting some 'Difficulties in Feeding' training which is being delivered by an Occupational Therapist on Wednesday 8th March 3.30-5.30pm. This will be on a 'first come first serve' basis and we will let you know if you have a place.

Please fill in this form by Monday 6th March.

The aim of this training session is:

  • To outline the complexity of eating and why many children struggle to eat.

  • To demonstrate how to help the child develop the oral motor and sensory skills required for successful eating.

  • To discuss the top 10 myths of eating and the impact on the child.

  • To recognise that there are many steps to eating and that swallowing food is not the only goal.

  • To describe general treatment strategies which can be implemented at home/school to support the child’s feeding development.

  • To share the importance of the division of responsibility in feeding.

  • To provide tips to implement at home/school to help the child to build a healthy relationship with food both now and in the future.

  • To show that meal times can be fun and enjoyable for the whole family.

  • To troubleshoot common problems and provide tips to manage these.

  • To share tools to use at home/school to help the child explore new foods.


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