Our feeding clinic offers a comprehensive multidisciplinary service to children, young adults and their families. We believe in providing a holistic service that considers the individual, their difficulties and the impact of the difficulties on those around them and their environment. We therefore provide an extensive service with in depth assessments, interventions and advice. We understand that eating, drinking and swallowing difficulties or disorders have both physical aspects as well as psychological and emotional responses too. That is why we provide a range of specialists who can help provide support and advice to the individual and their families.
Our multidisciplinary service is made up of:
- Speech and language therapists
- Play therapists
- Clinical psychologists.
At our Paediatric feeding clinic we treat infants and children with a range of feeding and swallowing difficulties. This feeding clinic consists of a multidisciplinary team committed to providing care to children with feeding disorders and their families.
An initial assessment is carried out by a Speech and Language Therapist and Dietitian, both with expertise in the area of paediatric feeding. From this initial assessment a comprehensive report is generated, and a course of therapy agreed on. Paediatric gastroenterologist, Occupational Therapists and Psychologists are also available for assessment and therapy depending on the needs of the child.
We assess and treat children with:
- Fussy eating
- Food refusal behaviours
- Sensory-based feeding difficulties
- Difficulty swallowing
- Difficulty biting or chewing
- Difficulty managing certain textures (e.g., lumpy or hard foods)
- Difficulty transitioning to oral feeding, from nasogastric, gastrostomy or jejenostomy feeding.