Therapy sessions are carried out at the Lively Eaters clinic rooms at Evandale. The frequency and number of sessions will depend on the severity of the child’s eating/feeding difficulty, their response to strategies and techniques and the amount of home follow up that is occurring. This is negotiated directly with families.
A range of different feeding approaches are incorporated into the child’s individual therapy plan. Therapists are trained in a range of therapies including the Wilbarger Therapressure Program and Oral Tactile Technique, SOS approach (Sequential Oral Sensory Approach to Feeding), The Fun with Food Programme (Arlene McCurtin), Mealtime Matters (Gillian Griffiths), sensory processing approaches (Winnie Dunn, Gen Jereb), Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), use of visual strategies, and DIR Floortime. Coupled with many years of experience working with children with a range of developmental, intellectual and behavioural challenges (as well as typically developing children!!) all staff work to integrate practical and realistic therapy goals and strategies.