Family Focussed Feeding Therapy

Therapy sessions and ongoing follow up is negotiated with the family at the time of the initial assessment and re-evaluated as progress is made. Therapy sessions are carried out at the Lively Eaters clinic rooms, your child’s home, school or childcare as negotiated and as deemed appropriate.  The frequency and number of sessions will depend on the severity of the eating/feeding difficulty, your child’s response to strategies and techniques and the amount of home follow up.

With a dynamic and highly skilled team at Lively Eaters it may be appropriate to move between different therapists at different times depending on progress and challenges.  This seem-less transition is important to ensure that the needs of the child and family at any one given time, are being met.

A range of different feeding approaches are incorporated into the child and family’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), Circle of Security, 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 therapists work to integrate practical and realistic therapy goals and strategies to assist your family.

Contact Us

Lively Eaters
Phone: (08) 7226 6395

Opening Hours:
Monday: By Appointment
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: By Appointment
Thursday: By Appointment
Friday: By Appointment
Saturday: By Appointment
Sunday: Closed

Clinic hours: Monday to Saturday by appointment Reception hours: Mon/Wed/Thurs/Fri/Sat part time. Reception is closed on Tuesdays.