Feeding Assessments

Feeding Assessments (1yo to 18yo)

The feeding and swallowing service provides assessment and therapy to infants and children throughout their feeding development, and provides therapy in managing difficulties with reflux, texture progression, chewing skill development, drooling, overstuffing and pocketing food, oro-motor concerns, coughing and choking during feeding and mealtimes, fussy and picky eaters, challenging mealtime behaviours, and implementing mealtime structures and routines. Individualised parent and caregiver training is provided in all these areas.

Feeding Assessment can look at:

  • Commencement of solids support and advice
  • Texture progression and chewing skill development
  • Fussy and picky eaters using principles of the S.O.S Approach to Feeding
  • Managing challenging mealtime behaviours
  • Establishing mealtime structures and routines
  • Drooling, food overstuffing/pocketing concerns
  • Tongue, lip and jaw movement concerns 
  • Sensory-Motor Approach to Feeding
  • General difficulties with eating and drinking
  • Coughing and choking during mealtimes